The inside story of our 1:1 LEGO® Bugatti Chiron
When the idea of building a 1:1 LEGO® Bugatti Chiron was first formulated at the LEGO headquarters in Billund, Senior Design Manager Jeppe Juul Jensen knew exactly who to call.
The phone was picked up nearly 1,000 km away in the city of Kladno, Czech Republic – home to an official LEGO model-building center and 300+ employees who know a thing or two about complex LEGO models. They produce enormous displays for LEGOLAND® parks and LEGO Retail Stores globally, including notably a 5-million-piece, life-size LEGO X-Wing from Star Wars™.
In other words, they weren’t the types to be fazed by the scale of the task: to build a 5-metre-long, 2.5-metre-wide Bugatti Chiron using only LEGO Technic™ elements.
But then Jeppe mentioned one tiny, extra detail: the LEGO model also needed to be able to drive.
“I think that’s when the line went dead,” he recalls.
“We were quite quiet,” admits Project Manager Lukáš Horák. “We’d never done something like that before.”
That’s an understatement. The Kladno team had minimal experience working with Technic elements – and their models were usually glued.