As a gigantic LEGO nerd and a gigantic car nerd, the last few years have been pretty great. LEGO’s Speed Champions range has brought us brick versions of Le Mans prototypes like the Porsche 919 Hybrid and Audi R18 e-tron quattro, and classics like the Ferrari 250GTO and Ford GT40. (In fact, all of the above might be within arm’s reach on my increasingly messy desk). For those willing to spend a little more, the LEGO Technic line has bigger replicas you can build, like the yet-to-be-completed LMP2 car still in its box here in my office. (I may have a LEGO problem.) But none of them compare to LEGO’s latest creation: a full-size, drivable Bugatti Chiron.
Earlier this year, LEGO Technic released a $349, 3,599-piece scale model of the Chiron, but this latest creation is way more impressive. Made from more than a million pieces, it’s the first fully functional, self-propelled life-size LEGO Technic car ever built. In fact, LEGO says it’s the first non-glued LEGO Technic model of such complexity ever made.