Two brands known for their high prices – LEGO and Bugatti – have teamed up to create a 1:8 scale, buildable version of the Chiron.
Set 42083 contains 3 599 pieces and will retain for $249.99 in the US and a higher £329.99 in the UK. Local prices for South Africa and other countries will only be known closer to when they’re in stores.
The global release date is set at 1st August, but smaller countries like ours usually need to wait a month or two before they become available.
If you’re looking for raw size it measures in at 56 X 25 X 14 centimetres. See it in the video below to get an idea of how that scale looks compared to a fully grown man. Spoiler: it’s huge.
This Bugatti Chiron continues the line of massive Technic vehicles after the 42056: Porsche 911 GT3 RS. These two are more premium than the other Technic sets and come with more intricate packaging compared to the mundane boxes we usually see.
If you’re more used to regular bricks and pieces, Technic has a focus on mechanical elements like gears and axles. This allows you to build detailed engines and drivetrains which operate like they do in actual vehicles.
That’s what you’ll see under the hood in this toy set which has a detailed engine with moving pistons, an eight-speed gearbox, working suspension, and more.
If you want to see more of the set see The Brothers Brick for the full press release.
Strangely, this isn’t the first time LEGO has made a set of this exact car. Set 75878: Bugatti Chiron is much smaller at 180 pieces and does not use Technic. It also doesn;t have all those fancy moving parts and, if we’re being honest, it doesn’t look very good. Still, it’s probably the cheapest way to “own” the car.