Lego announced recently that it made a car from Lego pieces – and it’s drivable!
Yes, your read that right. A life-sized replica of a Buggati Chiron was developed using over 1 million pieces of Legos.
The Buggati Chiron made entirely with Legos has the capacity to fit in two passengers. The car can speed up to over 12 miles per hour and it weighs more than 3,000 pounds. The supercar possesses 5.3 horsepower, 2304 power function motors, 4032 gears, 2016 Lego cross axles and real Bugatti Chiron wheels.
Andy Wallace, the infamous racer who actually took the real Chiron for a test drive at the Ehra-Lessien facility in Germany, did the honors and spun the Lego made artwork at the same location. He pushed the automobile to 12.4 mph.
"[F]rom 20 meters away it's not obvious that you are looking at a Lego car. I can only imagine how much time and effort went into making this model," said Wallace.
It took the toy brick company more than 13,000 work-hours to develop and build this piece of art. Although there is no gas or acceleration pedal in the car, it has a brake pedal and a speedometer that works.
This amazing car is powered by two batteries, an 80-volt for the motor and a 12-volt for the steering and electronics inside the car, which means the driver doesn’t have to rev engines or shift gears.
People on Twitter were really impressed with Lego’s latest invention.
This is objectively one of the greatest things I've seen in my life, but I just can't get that excited for it. Feels weird.— ???? (@9task9) August 31, 2018
The game has changed. ??— Wanderlust Crafts (@deeweatherfan) September 3, 2018
Forget self-driving. Forget horsepower. The real future of cars is Legos. Yes. Legos. Meet the Lego Bugatti Chiron. It holds two adults and goes a sweet 18 MPH. And did we mention that it is made *entirely* of Legos?? https://t.co/LLGETxbj2V pic.twitter.com/0Er11ByHQ8— WIRED (@WIRED) August 30, 2018
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