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

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

Much of the weight of the LEGO Chiron - it's about 1.5 tonnes - is resting on plastic, save for the actual-Chiron wheels and tires; and it's all driven by motors from the LEGO Power Function platform.

Those attending the Grand Prix Formula 1 event in Monza, Italy today will be able to see the mind-blowing creation in person. The recent Lego Hogwarts Castle for example, or the Technic Bugatti Chiron.

Yes, the completely Lego-built auto carries about 1 million Lego Technic parts, and weighs about 1.5 tonnes.

According to Tech Crunch, the whole vehicle is not entirely LEGO (obviously), "there's a steel frame, a pair of batteries, some 3d printed gears, and the whole thing sits on top of actual Bugatti wheels", it says. The team used 339 types of Lego Technic elements, and even put some of them together using a special tool made out of Legos.

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Lego also published a longer video detailing the build process, and the testing that's definitely worth your eight minutes.

The carefully designed auto drives a just over 20km/h, a more sedate speed than the actual Bugatti Chiron's 420km/h - but it is impressive considering that the vehicle is powered by 2,304 Power Functions motors. Those wheels aren't made of Lego, as you might have gathered.

LEGO made several firsts for this build. It weighs more than 3,300 pounds, has a functional rear spoiler and a top speed of more than 12 miles per hour. When testing the auto, LEGO took the creation to the Ehra Lessien track outside Wolfsburg, Germany (where the original Bugatti Chiron was tested) and had the test drive performed by Andy Wallace (Bugatti's official test driver). From afar, the cars look eerily similar, perhaps only the "skin" structure of the Lego Technic pieces gives the Lego Chiron away.

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