If your dream car is a Bugatti Chiron, you’re not alone. There are many of us who would give anything to own, or even just drive one of these beasts for a day. Sadly, very few of us will ever be able to live out that fantasy unless we suddenly win the lottery or something. But the folks at LEGO Technic have given us the next best thing, an insanely realistic 3,599-piece LEGO set that is set to be released on August 1st for a slightly more affordable $350.
Now while that might seem like a lot of money to some, LEGO Technic sets are super detailed and technical, and are in many ways actual, working models. That’s right, this car does more than just sit there and look pretty. This 1/8th scale LEGO Chiron has a shiftable eight-speed transmission, functional steering, and the speed key, which toggles the rear wing’s position between handling and top-speed modes.
But as cool as that is, that’s not enough for serious gear-heads. All 16 pistons inside the car’s W-16 engine move up and down as well. There’s even a Bugatti overnight bag inside, along with a serial number exclusive to each set. Pretty sweet, right?
Fully assembled, this bad boy measures 22 inches long, 9 inches wide, and 5 inches high. This is a LEGO set that you can be proud of when you put that last piece in place. After that, you can sit back and enjoy it, knowing that you won’t have to wash it, perform maintenance, pay for gas, or worry about speeding tickets.
The LEGO Bugatti Chiron will be available for purchase from Amazon, but if you want one, you had better act fast, because these are sure to sell out quick!
August 1st can’t get here soon enough..
LEGO Built A Life-Size Bugatti Chiron That You Can Actually Drive!
If you thought the LEGO Bugatti Chiron set was cool, wait until you get a load of LEGO’s latest creation, a life-sized replica of a $2.6 million Bugatti Chiron.. that you can actually drive!
That’s right people, the toy brick company built an amazing 1:1 version of the iconic Bugatti Chiron made entirely of LEGO Technic elements – Over 1,000,000 of them. Not only does it look like the real thing (only blockier), but it also drives.. albeit a little slower than the real one, with a “theoretical” top speed of around 18mph.
Why so slow? Because in keeping with the #BuildForReal theme, they used actual motors from the LEGO Power Function platform. Using 2,304 motors and 4,032 LEGO Technic gear wheels, the engine of this 3,000 pound car generates 5.3 horsepower and 68 lb-ft of torque.
The drivable LEGO Bugatti Chiron is an engineering masterpiece, and 13,438 man hours were used on development and construction of this one-of-a-kind creation.
“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. For over 40 years, LEGO Technic has allowed fans of all ages to test their creativity with a building system that challenges them to go beyond just creating new designs, to also engineering new functions. Our Technic designers and the engineers from the Kladno factory in the Czech Republic have done an amazing job both at recreating the Chiron’s iconic shapes and making it drive. It’s a fascinating example of the LEGO Technic building system in action and its potential for creative reinvention.”
Building a one-of-a-kind LEGO Technic life-size car is one part of the task. Testing if it can drive is another. And what better location than the same place where the real Chiron was first tested! See what happens in the video below:
Pretty incredible, right? It’s amazing the number of Bugatti’s functions that are mimicked in the LEGO car, including the moving rear spoiler, the speedometer, headlights and taillights, and of course, the detachable steering wheel and pedals.
You can see more detailed photos of the LEGO Bugatti Chiron in this gallery.
What do you think of the LEGO Bugatti Chiron?
The LEGO Star Wars Millennium Falcon Is Their Biggest Set Ever
Calling all Star Wars geeks, get ready to battle the dark side with the LEGO Millennium Falcon, an amazing LEGO interpretation of Han Solo’s iconic Corellian freighter that clocks in at a staggering 7,541 pieces. With a price tag of $799.99, it’s by far the biggest and the most expensive LEGO set ever made.
This “hunk of junk” has all the details that Star Wars fans of any age could wish for, including intricate exterior detailing, upper and lower quad laser cannons, landing legs, lowering boarding ramp and a four-minifigure cockpit with detachable canopy. Remove individual hull plates to reveal the highly detailed main hold, rear compartment and gunnery station.
In addition, this amazing model features interchangeable sensor dishes and crew, so you decide whether to play out classic LEGO Star Wars adventures with Han Solo, Princess Leia, Chewbacca and C-3PO, or enter the world of Episode VII and VIII with older Han Solo, Rey, Finn and BB-8!
After putting in the hours (and hours) to build this bad boy, you’ll be ready to test your skills as a pilot and see if you can navigate the Kessel Run in less than 12 parsecs, the way Han Solo claims to. Later, you can stage an attack on the Death Star and take out Darth Vader.
Huge, spectacular, and movie-accurate, the LEGO Millennium Falcon is the ultimate center piece of any Star Wars or LEGO collection.
The LEGO Millennium Falcon set will go on sale on October 1st for $799.99.
What do you think of the LEGO Star Wars Millennium Falcon?
AERIX Drones Releases Black Talon Micro FPV Racing Drone
If you’re looking for a great palm-sized FPV racing drone for beginners, AERIX Drones has just launched the new Black Talon. The Black Talon, designed to be easy to learn and fly, is equipped with built-in barometer and altitude hold, which eliminates the need for manually maintaining altitude, leaving the pilot more time to focus on directional and rotational movements and flight. One touch return-to-pilot flight control ensures the drone returns safely home, while blade guards make it safe for indoor and outdoor use.
The Black Talon is great for racing, filming, performing tricks and practicing. It comes standard with a 2.4GHz 4-channel controller with 5.4 GHz LCD monitor to view the 720p video feed, but it’s also compatible with FPV goggles for the most immersive flying experience possible. Its live first-person-view (FPV) video camera puts you in the pilot’s seat for heart-pumping action. You can stream and record live 720p HD video during flight.
AERIX has given Black Talon interchangeable, rechargeable batteries, so you can swap them out as needed and extend the fun. While the standard package only allows for 5-7 minutes of flight time, if you choose to go with the optional Extended Flight package, four LiPo drone batteries allow for 25 minutes of flight time, along with 40 replacement blades to ensure that you’re always ready to fly.
Are you new to first-person drone racing? Black Talon is equipped with three flying modes, allowing you to toggle between low-, medium- and high-flight sensitivities. It features a lightweight, durable airframe, and is pre-programmed with AERIX’s trademark tricks, so you can show off with barrel rolls and 360 flips with the push of a button.
Black Talon is available in two packages: Basic (retail $139) and Extended Flight (retail $189). Note: Because of its small size and weight, the Black Talon does not need to be registered with the FAA.
The Basic Package includes:
- One Black Talon Micro FPV Beginner Racing Drone
- One 2.4GHz 4-channel transmitter (requires 4x AAA batteries; not included)
- One wireless 5.8GHz LCD monitor with built-in rechargeable battery and holder
- One 3.7V 520mAh-capacity LiPo drone battery that is removable and rechargeable
- One 4GB Micro SD card and reader
- One USB charging dongle for computer or wall charger
- Four spare blades
The Extended Flight Package includes everything in the Basic package, plus three additional batteries for a 25-minute total flight time and 40 spare blades.
Black Talon Specs:
- Measures 10cm x 10cm from motor to motor
- Measures 17cm x 17cm from blade guard to blade guard
- 720P HD camera with wide angle lens
- Built-in barometer to maintain altitude control
- Compatible with third-party 5.8GHz monitors or FPV goggles
- A 6-axis flight control system with adjustable gyro sensitivity
- Charging time: ~30 minutes
- 50-60m control range
- 50-60m live video range
- 4 toggleable LED lights
- 3 Flight speeds: Low, Medium and High
- Pre-programmed 360 degree flips and rolls
- Headless mode for beginners to maintain flight orientation
- Full directional and rotational trim adjustments
The folks at AERIX Drones are sending us a Black Talon to try out for ourselves, so we’ll have a full review of it later this month.