The LEGO® Technic 42083 Bugatti Chiron Podcast Series

Stream a soundtrack to your LEGO® Technic 42083 Bugatti Chiron building experience, with an entire podcast series dedicated to the design and production of the sports car and its replica model.

Alternatively, take the series out on the open road by downloading each episode at Stitcher, the Podcasts app on iOS, or Google Play Music on Android devices.

Build for Real – Podcasts

  • #1: The origin of a crazy idea

    What were the LEGO® Technic™ Design Team thinking of when they came up with the crazy idea to build a 1:1 model of the Bugatti Chiron and make it drive using only LEGO Power Functions motors? And how did it actually become a reality? Listen as Technic Design Manager Jeppe Juul Jensen tells how his team came up with the ultimate test for the Technic building system.

    #1: The origin of a crazy idea

  • #2: Making the idea actually happen

    Where do you start when you’re given the task of reproducing one of the world’s most striking automobiles using only LEGO® Technic™ elements? And then told it has to drive as well! In this episode, you’ll meet the LEGO design team in the Czech Republic charged with making the impossible happen.

    #2: Making the idea actually happen

  • #3: The ultimate test: Will it really drive?

    In this final episode, we follow the team as they arrive at the race track outside Wolfsburg in Germany. It’s here they’ll find out whether months of building and testing will end in success or failure. Will a car, built from LEGO® Technic™ elements and powered by thousands of small LEGO Power Functions motors actually drive?

    #3: The ultimate test: Will it really drive?

Bugatti Chiron – Podcasts

  • #0: Introducing the LEGO® Technic Podcast

    Listen to the trailer for the new LEGO® Technic Podcast. In the first series, we’ll take you behind the scenes of the development of the new LEGO Technic Bugatti Chiron set.

    #0: Introducing the LEGO® Technic Podcast

  • #1: Two Brands Coming Together

    Bugatti and the LEGO Group may be two very different companies, but both share an ambition to only create the very best. This is evident in their respective mottos: for Bugatti, “If comparable… it is no longer Bugatti” and for the LEGO Group, “Only the Best is Good Enough”. In this episode, Julius Kruta, Head of Tradition at Bugatti, and Signe Wiese, Culture Mediator at the LEGO Group, reveal the history behind these two famous brands.

    #1: Two Brands Coming Together

  • #2: The Bugatti Design DNA

    What elements make up the Bugatti design DNA? And what were the special challenges living up to this heritage in the new Chiron? In this episode, Achim Anscheidt, Director of Design at Bugatti, describes what makes a Bugatti a Bugatti. Meanwhile Andy Woodman, Senior Design Manager, LEGO® Technic, explains the challenge of translating the Bugatti design tradition into an authentic Technic model.

    #2: The Bugatti Design DNA

  • #3: The Spirit of Molsheim

    Molsheim is the spiritual home of Bugatti and the place where the company’s vehicles are assembled. It’s also where potential owners visit to test-drive and configure their Chiron. In this episode, Hendrik Malinowski, Director of Sales & Operations at Bugatti, takes you on a tour of the Alsace estate. In Billund, Denmark, LEGO® Technic designer Aurelien Julien Rouffiange reveals where the magic happens and the LEGO models are created.

    #3: The Spirit of Molsheim

  • #4: Engine & Gearbox

    In this episode, Derk Jan Spakman takes you behind the scenes at Bugatti’s Engine Development facility at Wolfsburg, Germany, to reveal the story behind the creation of the Bugatti Chiron’s ground-breaking W16, 16-cylinder, 1500 HP engine. In the LEGO Group HQ in Denmark, LEGO® Technic Designer, Michael T. Jeppesen, explains the challenges he faced recreating the Chiron’s engine for the LEGO Technic model.

    #4: Engine & Gearbox

  • #5: The Marriage Process

    The high point of the Chiron assembly process is the moment when the monocoque shell structure is connected with the vehicle’s rear end. In this episode, Christophe Piochon, Director of Production and Logistics in Molsheim, France, explains the significance of this key step in the production of the Bugatti Chiron. LEGO® Technic designer Aurelien Julien Rouffiange tells us why it was so important for him to mirror this crucial process in the Technic version of the car.

    #5: The Marriage Process

  • #6: Rear Body Work & Deck Lid

    As Head of Chassis Development at Bugatti, Jachin Schwalbe is responsible for the overall driving experience of the Bugatti Chiron. Listen as he describes what it’s like driving a super sports car at over 400 km/h. Also in this episode, you’ll meet Senior LEGO® Technic designer Markus Kossman. He worked on the model’s complex paddle-shift gearing system and also came up with an ingenious solution for raising and lowering the Technic model’s rear wing.

    #6: Rear Body Work & Deck Lid

  • #7: Seats & Interior

    Listen as Etienne Salome, Head of Interior Design at Bugatti, explains the special challenge of marrying luxurious comfort with state-of-the-art performance in a car like the Bugatti Chiron. For LEGO® Technic designer Aurelien Julien Rouffiange, trying to recreate the soft lines and materials of the Chiron’s interior in hard LEGO Technic elements was one of the most challenging tasks he faced while working on the model.

    #7: Seats & Interior

  • #8: Front Body, Lights & Horseshoe Grill

    With the Bugatti Chiron, it’s the smallest details that combine to create the iconic overall look of the vehicle. Trying to recreate those details is the most challenging part of the LEGO® model design phase. While the easiest solution would be to simply design new LEGO elements, LEGO Technic designer Aurelien Julien Rouffiange knows the real test of the Technic building system lies in finding workable design solutions using only existing elements.

    #8: Front Body, Lights & Horseshoe Grill

  • #9: Rims & Tires

    When the top speed of your supercar matches the take-off speed of a jet aircraft, it’s no surprise to hear that Jachin Schwalbe, Head of Chassis Development, and his team in Wolfsburg, Germany, looked towards the aircraft industry while developing the tires for the Bugatti Chiron. Meanwhile in Billund, Denmark, LEGO® Element Designer Daniel Sri Sudarsono faced his own challenges designing the new rims that would match the low-profile look of the Chiron.

    #9: Rims & Tires