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Legoland hosts first life-size, drivable Lego Bugatti for the holidays

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Posted at 12:58 PM, Dec 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-05 15:58:26-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — The first drivable, life-size LEGO Technic car will be on display through the holidays at Legoland California.

The model featuring the Bugatti Chiron weighs one and a half tons and is a 1:1 replica of the world's fastest supercar. It took Lego builders more than 13,000 hours and more than 1 million Lego Technic pieces to recreate and assemble the car's sleek design and lines.

While the actual Chiron can reach a record-setting top speed of 304 mph, this version can travel up to about 18 mph, according to the park. The model includes a rear spoiler, front and back lights, a working speedometer, and even a detachable steering wheel.

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"Perfectly recreating the organic design lines of the iconic Bugatti Chiron, this pioneering piece of engineering and design pushes the boundaries of what LEGO builders imagined was possible to create with LEGO elements," the park says.

The display's complex build goes even deeper. Builders used 2,304 motors and 4,032 Lego Technic gear wheels to construct a 5.3 horsepower engine producing about 92 Nm of torque.

The entire model is glueless and self-propelled, and can fit two passengers inside.

Legoland's model will be on display at the park's Big Shop for a limited time.

City News Service contributed to this article.