This full-size LEGO Bugatti Chiron actually runs and drives

A fully-functioning car has been built out of LEGO, and yes, you read that correctly

LEGO has built its first life-size, drivable vehicle - and decided to make it a Bugatti, no less. The end result took 16 designers and builders more than 13,000 man hours to design and construct, with more than 1 million individual Lego pieces used.

What's most impressive about this is the fact it actually happened, but also the amount of Lego used in the project.

"This life-size model is a first of its kind in so many ways and with it, we wanted to push the boundaries of our own imagination", Lena Dixen, senior vice president of product and marketing for LEGO, says in a statement. Even the interior - the steering wheel, the seats and the dashboard - are built using LEGO elements. As you can see in the video above, the Lego Chiron doesn't need a high-speed mode because its thousands of electric engines manage to only make 5.3 hp - just enough to get the Lego Chiron moving, but not moving too fast. For example, there's a steel frame (pictured below), a pair of batteries, some 3d printed gears, and the whole thing sits on top of actual Bugatti wheels.

The Lego auto weighs 1.5 tons and generates 5.3 horsepower, with an estimated torque of 92 Nm.

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If we're talking about creative reinvention, then when can we start building our fully functioning LEGO spaceships, pirate ships, and castles?

Even the Chiron's motor is made from LEGO. It is as attractive as it is functional, and stands out for great attention to the detail.

This Lego model is a replicate of a Bugatti Chiron, and from a distance, it's hard to tell the two apart. With professional racer Andy Wallace behind the wheel, the Lego Chiron clocked a top speed over 12.4 miles per hour at the Ehra Lessien proving ground in Germany sitting on real Chiron wheels and tires.

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