Step Up Your Lego Game With This Upcoming Bugatti Chiron Kit
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Looking to get into a new Bugatti Chiron, but don’t quite have the bread to spring for the real thing? Well, you’re in luck, because Lego is gearing up to offer a new kit that’s about as close as you can get to the Molsheim Monster for just a few hundred bucks.
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Bugatti announced the upcoming Chiron Lego Technic kit with a 45-second teaser video that was recently posted to social media, showing off a real-life black Chiron parked next to Aurelien Rouffiange, designer at Lego Technic, as he puts together a kit. The video shows what appears to be a partially disassembled Lego engine and gearbox, both of which look enormous relative to your standard Lego kits.
But that makes sense considering the pedigree of the car in question and the fact the kit comes from Lego Technic. For those of you who might be unaware, the Lego Technic line is reserved for Lego’s most advanced, complicated kits, and are often offered with features that show off the engineering of whatever the kit is based on.
The video shows what appears to be a partially disassembled Lego engine and gearbox, both of which look enormous relative to your standard Lego kits. But that makes sense considering the pedigree of the car in question and the fact the kit comes from Lego Technic.
And considering Lego already offers the gorgeous, 2,704-piece, $300 Porsche 911 GT3 RS kit, odds are the new Bugatti will be quite the creation to behold. As a reference, the Porsche kit offers orange bodywork, red suspension springs, painted brake calipers, a detailed dash, a steering wheel with paddle shifters, and a detailed flat-six engine out back with moving pistons, all in a realistic 1:8 scale size.
Excited yet? Well, according to The Brick Fan, the Chiron kit will include 3,599 pieces and will cost around 370 euros, or roughly $459 at current exchange rates (1/30/2018). We wouldn’t be surprised if that price dropped down to the $400 mark or so.
Look for the new Bugatti Chiron Lego Technic kit to arrive in August. Or, if you can’t wait that long, why not occupy your time putting together this ridiculously awesome replica of the Apollo Saturn V rocket?
As a reminder, the real-life Bugatti Chiron comes with mid-mounted, quad-turbo, 8.0-liter W-16 engine pumping out 1,479 horsepower and 1,180 pound-feet of torque through a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission and advanced AWD. 60 mph arrives in 2.4 seconds, while top speed is electronically limited at 261 mph.
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