[YesAuto Wonderful Car Life] Lego’s recent exposure in the automotive industry is particularly high. The 1:8 Bugatti Chiron front foot of the mechanical group (TECHNIC) has just come out, and the rear foot of the Aston Martin DB5 of the CREATOR EXPERT series Just met with the fans. On August 30th, the Lego Machinery Group once again surprised people. With more than 1 million Lego bricks, it completely restored a Bugatti Chiron with the proportions of the real car. The chief test driver of Bugatti even drove this building block onto the track. .
More than 40 years ago, driven by the dream of “make the building blocks move”, the Lego Mechanics Group started the road of mechanical exploration. This year, the 1:1 Bugatti Chiron of the LEGO Mechanical Group truly brings the “mechanical transmission” of building blocks into reality. As the Lego Machinery Group’s largest and autonomously movable building work to date, this 1:1 Lego Bugatti Chiron took 13,438 hours to design, develop and build.
In order to restore the streamlined body of the Bugatti Chiron as much as possible, the Lego Machinery Group specially made 56 building blocks specially designed for the body. The honeycomb structure that can be connected to each other restores the iconic two-color body; it is combined with custom transparent Lego particles. The finished headlights and linear taillights show a dynamic visual effect. The Bugatti family-style horseshoe-shaped front grille is reproduced with 3D technology, and the three-dimensional texture is almost the same as that of the real car.
At the same time, the whole car body shell is assembled with only Lego bricks without any steel support and no adhesives. For this reason, the Lego mechanics team also specially made a Lego electric screwdriver to twist the bricks together. The clever structure allows this Lego 1:1 Bugatti Chiron to keep the body stable during driving.
Open the door, the steering wheel with the Bugatti logo is composed of 72 Lego bricks covered with silver coating; two keys almost identical to the real Bugatti Chiron are used to start the vehicle and simulate opening the dashboard. The speedometer made up of building blocks is also connected to the power structure, giving it a real practical function. Inside the car there is also a door switch structure entirely built of Lego bricks, adjustable internal rearview mirrors, gear shift design, wipers and real seat belts.
In addition to integrating the physical transmission structure into the design, the Lego Machinery Group also installed the original power system (L-Motors) into the blue supercar. The vehicle weighs 1.5 tons and can accommodate 2 passengers. It is equipped with a total of 24 motor units, composed of 2304 Lego original power systems, which can produce a maximum power of 5.3 horsepower and a peak torque of 92 N·m, and is attached to the bearing. The structure is connected to the entire vehicle, enabling the sports car to travel at a speed exceeding 20km/h.
Each motor unit is composed of double-layer Lego gears to reduce transmission resistance and allow the power structure to be completely combined. The rear spoiler can be raised and lowered during driving through a complex and delicate aerodynamic structure, bringing more experience and fun. The car will be unveiled to the public for the first time at the F1 Grand Prix in Italy, in order to stimulate the potential of Lego fans and mechanical enthusiasts to challenge their creativity through building, and this is not limited to creating new designs, but also Explore new mechanical functions. (Compilation/Car House Li Yiwen Tu/Lego)