The Lego Technic Bugatti Chiron Will Debut at a Special Event on June 1st!
Molsheim’s bad boy, in brick formby Jonathan Lopez, on
You gotta love a highly detailed Lego kit, especially when the subject matter is one of the most insane, over-the-top four-wheeled machines on the planet. Now, it’s looking like that’s exactly what we’ll get in just a few weeks’ time, as Lego and Bugatti are gearing up to release the new Chiron Technic kit.
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Not many specifics were revealed about the car in this recent social teaser, but it did show off a small bit of the car’s front wheel and lower sill.
The good news comes courtesy of a recent social post from Lego, which is teasing the upcoming kit with a single image showing off little more than a wheel.
“The long wait is over… Almost!” reads the social post text. “The president from Bugatti and the Lego Group’s CEO will be revealing our Lego Technic version of the Bugatti Chiron on Friday, June 1st.”
Look for the launch to take place at the new Lego House, located in Billund, Denmark. The event will be live-streamed on the Internet and should kick off at 9:00 am CET.
For those of you who may be unaware, the Lego Technic series is the company’s most advanced line of kits, traditionally including unique, complicated build components designed to show off the advanced engineering of whatever the kit is based on.
Lego already offers a simplified version of the Chiron through its Speed Champion line, but it’s much smaller and much less expensive than we expect for the new Technic kit.
We first heard about this latest Chiron build back in January. The previous teaser video shows what appears to be a Lego’d version of the Chiron’s engine and gearbox, both of which are quite large compared to a standard Lego kit.
Not many specifics were revealed about the car in this recent social teaser, but it did show off a small bit of the car’s front wheel and lower sill. However, as we previously reported from The Brick Fan, rumor has it the kit will include upwards of 3,599 pieces and could cost as much $460. That’s not cheap for a Lego kit, but considering the subject matter, it makes a lot of sense.
As a reminder, the real-life Bugatti Chiron is capable of hitting 60 mph in 2.4 seconds and achieving an electronically limited top speed of 261 mph. Making it go is a mid-mounted 8.0-liter W-16 engine producing upwards of 1,479 horsepower and 1,180 pound-feet of torque thanks to no less than four turbochargers.
Read our full review on the 2018 Bugatti Chiron.
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