It’s official: LEGO is on a quest to take all of my money. I was already been spending way more than I should on some of their Marvel sets then they went and made the SPEED Champions Series, then they made that amazing Porsche 911 GT3 RS Technic kit. Though I was able to stop myself from getting that particular set.
However, now I’m faced with a challenge as LEGO just revealed this awesome looking 2018 Bugatti Chiron Technic kit. Can I possibly resist? Probably not.
There were rumors about this kit for a while but today it’s all real and official.
As you can imagine, LEGO worked directly with Bugatti to make sure they translated the Chiron to brick form as closely as possible and the end result looks pretty damn cool.
In total the Bugatti Chiron kit has 3,599 pieces. For comparison’s sake the Porsche 911 GT3 RS kit has 2,704 pieces.
For those who hate math, the Bugatti Chiron kit has nearly 900 more pieces than the Porsche kit!
All those extra pieces translate to details on the Bugatti kit such as a tiny version of the Chiron’s W16 engine with moving pistons, an 8 speed gear box with paddle shifters, and special key that allows you to move the rear wing from “handling” to “top speed” positions.
Oh, there’s one more detail: if you lift the front hood there is even a tiny version of the Bugatti overnight bag! How cool is that?!
The kit also comes with a bunch of other cool odds and ends like a serialized number plate and a coffee table book.
Though, all this cool detail is not going to be cheap exactly. The Bugatti Chiron LEGO Technic kit retails for $349.99 which isn’t a bad price but like I said, not cheap either.
You can actually buy the kit right now if you order it directly from LEGO’s web store or if you go to an official LEGO Store. If you want to buy it anywhere else, you’ll have to wait until August 1st.
This kit is probably going to sell out pretty fast so if you plan on getting it I’d suggest moving swiftly.
I on the other hand, need to go talk myself out of going into debt just to buy this thing… For more pics and info check out the gallery of photos and press release below.
2018 Bugatti Chiron Lego Technic Kit
LEGO Group and Bugatti Automobiles S.A.S. have today revealed the new LEGO® Technic™ Bugatti Chiron. The 1:8 scale super car will be available from June 1. The LEGO® Technic™ Bugatti Chiron model brings together the iconic design heritage of the French ultra-luxury car brand and LEGO Technic™ elements, with a reimagined version of the latest cutting-edge super car from Molsheim.
The new model was unveiled at LEGO House at the company’s headquarters in Billund by Niels B. Christiansen, CEO of the LEGO Group, and Bugatti President Stephan Winkelmann. The 1:8 scale LEGO® Technic™ Bugatti Chiron will be available from June 1, only at all LEGO® stores and shop.LEGO.com, then all retailers globally from August 1, 2018.
The model encapsulates the magic, power and elegance of the Chiron, unveiled to the world two years ago and now brought to life in LEGO Technic™ form, offering a unique, authentic building experience for car enthusiasts and LEGO fans of all ages.
Niels B. Christiansen, CEO of the LEGO Group said: “I am very excited about this new model. Our LEGO designers have done an amazing job capturing the details of this iconic Bugatti design. It truly stands as testament that with LEGO bricks you can build anything you can imagine, and an example that with LEGO Technic™, you can build for real. It’s a huge model that I can’t wait to start building myself. I’ve always been passionate about engineering and this model’s details and design are truly fascinating.”
Stephan Winkelmann, President of Bugatti Automobiles S.A.S.: “Thanks to their proven design and technology expertise, the LEGO Group and Bugatti are the epitomes of their brand segments. The LEGO Technic™ model of the Bugatti Chiron is an expression of this perfect relationship. I am impressed at the precision and refinement with which our super sports car has been translated into the LEGO world and I am sure that fans of both LEGO bricks and Bugatti will love this product.”
The 1:8 scale LEGO® Technic™ Bugatti Chiron replica model – measuring over 5” (14cm) high, 22” (56cm) long and 9” (25cm) wide and featuring 3,599 pieces – is packed full of intricate details and immersive touches. These include aerodynamic bodywork with an active rear wing, spoked rims with low-profile tires, detailed cockpit with movable paddle gearshift, and detailed W16 engine with moving pistons.
Open the doors and you’ll discover that there’s more to the cockpit than first meets the eye, featuring a LEGO Technic™ 8-speed gearbox with paddle gearshift and a steering wheel bearing the iconic Bugatti emblem.
Each individual model comes personalised with its own unique serial number, carefully stored under the hood to unlock special content on LEGO.com/technic. The set also features a speed key which enables you to switch the active rear wing from handling to top speed position.
Hidden discreetly under the hood, you will also discover an additional authentic Bugatti Chiron detail – the stylish Bugatti overnight bag.
Staying true to Bugatti’s heritage, the model features the classic duo-tone blue color scheme reflecting the brand’s signature colour, and a set of identifiable stickers for additional detailing and authenticity of the build.
Delivering a final ’artistic’ touch, the set comes enclosed in an exclusive box and includes a ’coffee table’ style collectors booklet with comprehensive building instructions. Fans can also dive deep into the inspiration behind the design with series of nine exclusive podcasts featuring Bugatti and LEGO experts.
Available from LEGO® stores and shop.LEGO.com from June 1, 2018