The Bugatti Chiron is one of the finest, fastest cars on the planet. It costs a wallet-searing $3 million and can go from 0-60 in 2.3 seconds and reach a top speed of 261 mph. You'll pretty much never be able to afford one, and even if you had the money, the 500 slated for production are already sold out. BUT, you can spend a mere $350 and
The Lego Technic version of the Chiron supercar is seriously intricate with almost 4,000 pieces for you to waste an entire week on. The kit has exactly 3,599 pieces and actually was designed based on input from the French automaker themselves. And this thing isn't small. It measures a full 22 inches long and 9 inches wide when fully assembled. It's a sizeable model with a level of detail and actuation that's pretty mindblowing.
Under the hood is a W16 engine that has moving pistons, an operational eight-speed gearbox and paddle shifters that move. Even the detailed chassis is based on the real thing and has the Chiron's suspension design. Talk about cool. It also has the same Chiron wheel design, a functioning spoiler that retracts, and that signature Bugatti
The rear wing is lowered for
No word on how long it will take to build it, but we're guessing it probably takes longer than binge-watching the latest season of The Grand Tour. The LEGO Bugatti Veyron is on sale now here.
Note that the Chiron is the first awesome LEGO car out there. They've created some great ones that may not have as many pieces as the Chiron but are nonetheless pretty awesome.
Porsche 911 GT3 RS
The LEGO Porsche 911 GT3 RS comes in blazing orange, true to the original. The highly detailed model has a rear lid with
24 Hours Race Car
The 24 Hours Race Car (really a Le Mans LMP1 type vehicle) was one of the most sophisticated versions LEGO ever put out with its V8 engine with moving pistons, opening gull-wing doors, independent suspension, working front steering. Hell, you could even add a real 8293 Power Functions motor and working LED headlights, and actual motorized gullwing doors. It should come as no surprise that it's totally sold out. Damn!
Some of the LEGO Technic cars were so popular, they sold out quickly, while others were retired
All-Terrain Tow Truck
The 1,862 piece All-Terrain Tow Truck is easily one of their best and is still on sale. It has movable lights, opening doors. a highly detailed interior, and it even has
Fan-Made LEGO Vehicles
Not all of the best LEGO cars were for sale as kits. In fact, some fans of the LEGO Technic series built their own vehicles using parts cannibalized from other LEGO kits. Here are a few that really stand out.
Subaru WRX STI
As difficult as it probably is to build a LEGO Technic model with thousands of pieces, at least they come with instructions and customized pieces. These fan built versions take hundreds of hours of sourcing for the right pieces, as well as a meticulous study of the real vehicle to get details and proportions right, not to mention enough time to dedicate to actually creating it. We're guessing some of these pieces have to be painted.
Batman Camouflaged Tumbler
We're guessing some of these pieces have to be painted to make them match the vehicle design/style since not every LEGO piece comes in a variety of colors. And just because the piece looks right for the model these fans are building doesn't mean it will work with other vital pieces.
BMW E30 M3
And to cap things off, here's what might just be the ultimate LEGO car ever built, a fan-made Le Mans Porsche racer with an incredible level of detail. WOW!