£2500000 Bugatti Chiron inspires new £330 Lego Technic model

In a similar vein to the Lego Technic Porsche 911 GT3 RS, which did a superb job of keeping us entertained for far longer than things like this should, the Bugatti Chiron has now been immortalised in the form of Denmark's famous children's toy. All of these are existing LEGO components, save for the unique wheels, which closely mirror those of the real vehicle. It, like the real vehicle, features a "speed key": in the real Chiron, this increases the car's top speed from 236 to 261mph, while in the LEGO Chiron it raises the active rear spoiler. Some of these elements include a detailed re-creation of the W16 engine, complete with moving pistons. Each individual model comes with its own unique serial number on a plaque under the bonnet, which will unlock special content on the www.lego.com/technic website.

Few people are likely to be able to afford one of the 500 Bugatti Chirons destined to be built, however we're sure most will be able to scrape together the dollars required to purchase the new Lego Technic version of the French hypercar. Open the doors and you'll discover an elaborate cockpit, featuring a Technic 8-speed gearbox with movable paddle gearshift and a steering wheel bearing the Bugatti emblem. And why wouldn't it be, considering the subject is the halo vehicle of halo cars, the Bugatti Chiron.

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The latest addition to the Lego Technic range, which has been developed in collaboration with Bugatti, consists of 3,600 pieces - a walk in the park compared to the 7,541 pieces of the Millennium Falcon - and measures 14 x 56 x 25cm, making it 1:8 scale.

42 seconds. That's how long it takes the $2.7-million Bugatti Chiron to reach 249 miles per hour, and then get back to a standstill.

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It is available from lego stores and shop.LEGO.com for £329.99.

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