Lego's 1:8 Bugatti Chiron Technic kit comes with 3599 pieces and moving parts

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Measuring 22-inches long, 9-inches wide, and 5-inches tall when fully completed, this 1:8 scale $349 Chiron was developed alongside Bugatti Automobiles S.A.S. It’s the latest sports vehicle from the Lego Technic line, which includes a 2704-piece Porsche 911 GT3 RS that costs $300.

The Lego version of the Chiron comes with several of the same features found in the 1500HP original, including a number of working parts. There are moving pistons inside the lovingly recreated W16 engine, a steering wheel that moves the front wheels, and paddle shifters that engage the gears in the Technic 8-speed transmission.

You also get a pop-up spoiler based on the one found on the real Bugatti Chiron. A speed key is included with the Lego model that allows you to set it to either handling or top speed. There’s even a scale version of the Bugatti overnight bag, which comes with the full-sized version of the car, located under the hood.

Each model comes with "luxurious box packaging" and a “coffee table-style” collector’s booklet containing building instructions. There’s a unique serial number under the hood that not only identifies each unit but can also be used to unlock special content on the Technic website.

Back in April, the Porsche Museum in Stuttgart, Germany, displayed a Porsche 911 Turbo made from giant versions of Lego bricks. It's essentially a scaled-up version of the 911 Turbo 3.0 found in Lego’s $30 Speed Champions set.

You can purchase the Lego Technic Bugatti Chiron online and from Lego stores right now. It’ll be available from other retailers from August 1.

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petert

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I will skip the dubious honour of giving Lego 349$ for jack shite ... dumb dumb shite which serves nobody ... and why da fack I would want the real thing? So I can have extra worries and fees to pay right? Not exactly the car I would go grocerry shopping, so many fine fellows would like to key it - hey you don't see a Bugatti Chiron each day ... you might as well make the most of it with a key ...
 
I love LEGOs, but I can't afford them anymore.
Absolutely. The price of Lego has skyrocketed.
When did little plastic blocks become to expensive.

As much as I want this I wouldn't be able to bring myself to fork over that much for it.
You can get an XBOX One X for that much. Insane.

I will skip the dubious honour of giving Lego 349$ for jack shite ... dumb dumb shite which serves nobody ... and why da fack I would want the real thing? So I can have extra worries and fees to pay right? Not exactly the car I would go grocerry shopping, so many fine fellows would like to key it - hey you don't see a Bugatti Chiron each day ... you might as well make the most of it with a key ...
You must be great fun at parties.
 

stewi0001

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Absolutely. The price of Lego has skyrocketed.
When did little plastic blocks become to expensive.

As much as I want this I wouldn't be able to bring myself to fork over that much for it.
You can get an XBOX One X for that much. Insane.
My guess is that the LEGO brand has become so strong and royalties for stuff like Star Wars etc.
 
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Squid Surprise

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LEGO haters?!?!!? Really?!?!? I understand the MS, Apple and Google haters out there - but this is LEGO and it is AWESOME!!

I prefer the Star Wars ones myself - I got the Millennium Falcon (7,541 pieces!!) for my 40th birthday last October and it sits proudly on my living room table --> my wife isn't quite as enthusiastic...

A friend of mine, who used to work for Porsche, has the LEGO Porsche, and I'm sure he's got his eyes on this as well.
 
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