Just last week, Lego officially announced a new model to its highly-detailed Technic series, the Bugatti Chiron. We’ve gotten our hands on the 1:8 scale model of the world’s fastest car, and boy is it huge!
Priced at RM1,999.90, the Chiron is perhaps the most detailed Lego model you can buy today. It takes a whopping 3,599 components to form the model, upon which the completed version will measure 56 cm long, 25 cm wide and 14 cm tall. Compared to the Porsche 911 GT3 RS (which has 2,704 pieces) from before, the Chiron is certainly on another level.
The Danish toymaker has gone to great lengths to preserve many of the hypercar’s distinctive traits. It starts with the horseshoe grille, LED DRLs, the signature curved line on the side, 10-spoke wheels with low-profile tyres, disc brakes, single beam tail light and an active rear wing which, like the real thing, can be activated using a speed key.
Inside, the dashboard, instrument cluster and seats are all constructed of the same series of panel, beam, and tile elements. There’s even a Bugatti overnight bag in the bonnet! Also, the miniature W16 engine features actual working pistons, and the eight-speed transmission is fully functional too!
It’s available only in two-tone French Blue, and each model comes with its own unique serial number in the boot that unlocks special content on the official website. It arrives enclosed in an exclusive box with a “coffee table” collector’s booklet with comprehensive building instructions. There are also nine podcasts for the car online featuring Bugatti and Lego experts.
It’s on sale right now at all authorised Lego stores. If you have an undying affinity for Legos, this is definitely worth checking out – coming from a guy that’s not as big of a fan, that’s certainly saying something. Find out what it’s like to unbox this RM1,999.90 big boys’ toy, and let us know what you think! Enjoy 😉