The Bugatti Chiron’s place in history is assured, as the first hypercar to smash the 300mph barrier. Unfortunately, at £1.9m, the chances of us mere mortals ever owning one are slim. Unless of course, you’re happy to build it yourself… out of small plastic bricks.
Points to note. It’s big. We’re talking 3,599 pieces, constructing a model measuring 14cm tall, 56cm long and 25cm wide, making it 1:8th scale. That hints at the complexity beneath, and LEGO’s Chiron faithfully recreates the engineering that propels the life-size version to a record 304.77mph.
It’s got a W16 engine with 16 moving pistons, an eight-speed gearbox, and working paddleshifters and steering. Under the bonnet, you’ll find a unique serial number, and there’s a collector’s booklet included in the set. It will, however, still set you back £329.99.
If that’s too much to justify, you can find out how we got on building it by clicking here. And, if you want to see what a life-sized LEGO Chiron looks like, well… step this way.