Behold: the full-size Lego Bugatti Chiron

Though of course, the Lego wasn’t allowed to bend. “We first started out exploring the limits of Lego Technic,” explains design and build chief Lubor Zelinka. “The model builders spent a lot of time building various samples and then sitting on them. Maybe not the most scientific approach but it worked for us at the beginning,” he laughs. Talk about a happy work-life balance. These layers of technic frames were then interlocked together with pins and beams to create a frame, and wrapped in Technic panels for extra sturdiness. This was laid over a steel frame; one of three ‘parts’ that aren’t actually Lego (the others being the real Chiron wheels and a steel roll cage). Then we come to the skin. They invented a Lego ‘fabric’, made up of small triangular elements connected together and attached to the frame via actuators. Move the actuator up or down, the triangle ‘fabric’ moves up or down, thus allowing the engineers to recreate the Chiron’s shape.