I love LEGO and supercars! From the department of “WOW” here’s something that will blow your mind. LEGO is well-known for building life-size objects of anything they can imagine. But I think they’ve topped themselves with a life-size driveable version of the Bugatti Chiron!
The Chiron is the 2nd fastest car in the world, behind the Koenigsegg Agera R. It costs millions of dollars. So creating a LEGO version of it is a unique challenge, which took 13,000 working hours to build and used more than 1 million LEGO technic elements; assembled by hand and without glue. Even the electric motors are LEGO parts!
Just like the real Chiron, this is an incredible feat of design and engineering!
Below is a video where you can watch the full story behind the creation of the amazing real-size LEGO Technic version of the Bugatti Chiron. You’ll see how the engineers and the designers overcame challenge after challenge to recreate the real Chiron – and make it drive using only LEGO Power Function motors!
Here’s another video where Shmee 150 does a walk-through of both versions of the Chiron:
What are the lessons you can learn from LEGO? Here are a few:
- Exponential learning. What does LEGO get by doing these types of projects? Yes, word of mouth is a given. But for them, it’s all about pushing boundaries and learning new approaches and techniques. It’s about challenging and topping themselves once again!
- Energy from play. Even though a handful of people were involved in this project, these types of projects bring the company together; it’s a “this is what we do” statement and reflects their values.
It all reflects a culture that keeps driving innovation!