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Life-Size LEGO Bugatti Chiron… That Really Drives.

Lego Technic Bugatti Chiron Life-Size

LEGO’s enormous 3,600 piece 42083 Technic Bugatti Chiron is very probably the greatest set in the brand’s already impressive history. Designed with Bugatti themselves and featuring a replica W16 engine and an eight-speed paddle-shift gearbox, 42083 has taken Technic building to new heights.

But what if you had access to another 996,400 pieces and almost 13,500 man-hours? Cue a gravelly-voiced narrator and some overly dramatic music…

Yes LEGO have built their 42083 Bugatti Chiron set for real, and not only that they’ve made it really, actually, genuinely drive too. No glue was used anywhere in the build and the power comes from 2,304 LEGO Technic Power Functions electric motors – the very same ones that you can buy in stores.

Life Size Lego Bugatti Chiron

With a weight of around 1.5 tons and an estimated 5.3bhp and 92N/m of torque, the fully-functioning speedometer aboard the life-size Technic Chiron was unlikely to read anywhere close to the real Chiron’s 260mph+ top speed.

However just to be safe (or because it’s very cool!), LEGO put Le Mans winner and actual Bugatti development driver Andy Wallace behind the brick-built steering wheel for the car’s test run at the Ehra Lessien track.

Life Size Lego Bugatti Chiron

It’s one heck of an achievement and one that’s unlikely to be topped unless LEGO find of way of making a working space shuttle. You can find out more about this amazing feat at LEGO’s Bugatti ‘Build for Real’ website, and you see a rather more home-built attempt at creating a fully-drivable life-size car from LEGO bricks by clicking here.

LEGO Technic Bugatti Chiron Life Size

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Life-Size Lego Toyota Camry

Life-Size Lego Toyota Camry 2018

This is the new 2018 Toyota Camry. Except this one hasn’t been made on a mind-bendlingly efficient Toyota production line. Nope, this 2018 Camry has been hand-built from around half-a-million LEGO bricks.

Commissioned by Toyota Australia, certified LEGO Professional Ryan McNaught (aka The Brickman) and his team have recreated an exact life-size replica of the new Camry sedan, complete with working headlights, brake lights and turn signals. Weighing in at over two tons Ryan’s Lego replica costs more than the real car in bricks alone, is significantly heavier, and at 900 hours took fifty times longer to build than those clever Japanese robots take to make the real thing.

Life-Size Lego Toyota Camry 2018

Ryan’s incredible life-size Toyota Camry can be seen in-person at the Brickman Awesome show (currently in Melbourne, Australia) and you can see more of this amazing build courtesy of the Toyota Australia video below.

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Life-Size Harley Davidson 48

Lego Life-Size Harley Davidson 48

Certified LEGO Professional Ryan McNaught (aka TheBrickMan) is back, and with one hell of a ride! This is a 2018 Harley Davidson 48 motorcycle, and it’s life-size! Built in a perfect 1:1 scale Ryan’s build uses over 64,000 LEGO pieces and took a team of three builders over 200 hours to create.

Lego Life-Size Harley Davidson 48

The motorcycle is 100% LEGO aside from a metal frame inside to allow for easier transportation (meaning this model can be ridden!) and working lights front and rear, and is part of the Brickman Awesome Lego show that is touring Australia and New Zealand this year.

Lego Life-Size Harley Davidson 48

There’s lots more to see of Ryan’s amazing 64,000-peice life-size Harley Davidson 48 at his Flickr photostream, where you can also check out other builds from the Brickman Awesome Lego show including a huge mini-figure scale Antonov 225 aircraft, and you can read more about the show and book tickets via The Brickman website by clicking here.

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Life-Size Scuderia Ferrari SF70H Formula 1 Car

Lego Scuderia Ferrari SF70H Formula 1 Car

The LEGO Company have been busy lately. Hot on the heels of their largest set ever, the 7,500 piece Ultimate Collector Series Millennium Falcon, LEGO’s expert model-makers have reminded us what a really big LEGO model looks like.

This is a life-size replica of Ferrari’s 2017 race-winning Formula 1 car, the Scuderia Ferrari SF70H. Built from 349,911 LEGO bricks, the SF70H contains forty-seven times more pieces than the 75192 Millennium Falcon set, and took a team of expert designers and builders 750 hours to complete.

Expect to see more of LEGO’s life-size Scuderia Ferrari Formula 1 car throughout the year, and in the meantime you can check out a time-lapse of the monumental build process via the video below.

YouTube Video

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Life-Size LEGO McLaren 720S at Goodwood

Lego McLaren 720S Goodwood FoS

McLaren are on a bit of roll at the moment. Since their return to the road car market as a stand-alone manufacturer their growth has been nothing short of exceptional, first creating credible rivals to the established supercar manufacturers and now, with their new 720S, arguably surpassing them.

Powered by the firm’s well-proven twin turbocharged V8 engine, the all-carbon 720S has taken supercar performance into hypercar territory, with a 0-124mph time of less than 8 seconds. The competition amongst the world’s supercar builders is going to get very tasty…

Lego McLaren 720S Goodwood FoS

McLaren launched the 720S at the Goodwood Festival of Speed at the weekend, and in doing so gave visitors the chance to build their very own car. Well, sort of…

Constructed from almost 280,000 LEGO bricks, this life-size replica of the McLaren 720S is the work of certified LEGO Professionals Bright Bricks. Besides being constructed around a metal frame and resting upon real wheels, this incredible 1:1 scale supercar is entirely built from LEGO pieces, and visitors to the Festival of Speed could help to gradually complete the car by adding the final layer of orange bricks to the bodywork.

When complete the finished model actually weighs more than the real car (that’s why the actual 720S is constructed from carbon fibre), and it’s due to go on tour as part of the McLaren 720S launch programme, so you may well get to see it if you’re planning to visit a motoring event this year.

Lego McLaren 720S Goodwood FoS

Until then you can feast your eyes on these pictures of the part-finished 1:1 scale McLaren 720S from the Goodwood Festival of Speed last weekend, including a slightly clickbaity attractive girl (top) and a Goodwood’s own slightly less clickbaity Lord March (centre), plus you can read a review of LEGO’s slightly smaller – but just as orange – McLaren P1 Speed Champions set (courtesy of two of our readers) by clicking here.

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Life-Size Lego Lunacy

Life-size Lego Car

This, Lego car fans, is a real, working, 100% LEGO, fully drivable car.

Snappily titled the ‘superawesomemicroproject’ it’s the product of two men, Australian marketer Steve Sammartino and 20 year-old Romanian engineer Raul Oaida, who built the life-size Lego hot rod using over half a million Blacktron-coloured LEGO pieces.

Their creation is powered by 256 LEGO pistons mounted within four enormous orbital engines fed by compressed air, with only the wheels and loaded components featuring non-LEGO construction.

Funded via crowdsourcing, the superawesomemicroproject has reached speeds of 30km/h with a driver on board and will probably go faster than that, all while built purely from little blocks of Danish plastic.

To read more about this amazing vehicle check out the superawesomemicroproject at Steve and Raul’s website, and watch the incredible video below.

Thanks to Bricknerd who beat us to the punch.

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Life Size Lego Go-Kart

Lego Go-Kart

No glue, no non-LEGO parts, and fully ride-on-able. Puts your 4-wide into perspective doesn’t it?

There’s no way we can think of a clever commentary for today’s post; we’re just too astonished. So we might as well just get straight to the point. You can drive this creation. Actually, really, sit in it, and drive it. To the fridge. Or the shops.

Powered by nothing more than $1billion-worth of LEGO Mindstorms NXT motors, this Go-Kart is fully self-propelled and steered. To see this simply awe-inspiring creation in action, visit the NXT Step blog.

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