A couple of days ago, LEGO unveiled the long awaited #42083 LEGO Technic: Bugatti Chiron, the latest in the large LEGO Technic sport cars series. The press-release came quite late as the set is already available at official LEGO stores and the Online LEGO Shop, but I thought to share it anyway so we can talk about it. 🙂
I would have never guessed that LEGO would tackle the Bugatti Chiron, as the car is all about curves. Creating a vehicle like this out of LEGO bricks requires tremendous skill, bravery, and believing in your abilities as a LEGO designer. And yet, LEGO released not one, but two versions of the Bugatti Chiron. Last year, we got the #75878 LEGO Speed Champions Bugatti Chiron (see below), which – although a small minifig-scale car – is instantly recognizable. Although some of the most difficult shaping details were achieved by using stickers, it is still very impressive that LEGO designers could make a recognizable model in such a small scale.
And now, we got the #42083 LEGO Technic: Bugatti Chiron, which is not just about recreating the shape of the vehicle, but also making the internal mechanism as realistic as possible. Below are some excerpts from the press-release, along with pictures and video-footage, which was all published on June 1st to coincide with the official reveal of the set.
The LEGO Technic Bugatti Chiron model brings together the iconic design heritage of the French ultra-luxury car brand and LEGO Technic elements, with a reimagined version of the latest cutting-edge super car from Molsheim. The new model was unveiled at LEGO House at the company’s headquarters in Billund by Niels B. Christiansen, CEO of the LEGO Group, and Bugatti President Stephan Winkelmann. The model encapsulates the magic, power and elegance of the Chiron, unveiled to the world two years ago and now brought to life in LEGO Technic form, offering a unique, authentic building experience for car enthusiasts and LEGO fans of all ages.
Niels B. Christiansen, CEO of the LEGO Group said: “I am very excited about this new model. Our LEGO designers have done an amazing job capturing the details of this iconic Bugatti design. It truly stands as testament that with LEGO bricks you can build anything you can imagine, and an example that with LEGO Technic, you can build for real. It’s a huge model that I can’t wait to start building myself. I’ve always been passionate about engineering and this model’s details and design are truly fascinating.”
Stephan Winkelmann, President of Bugatti Automobiles S.A.S.: “Thanks to their proven design and technology expertise, the LEGO Group and Bugatti are the epitomes of their brand segments. The LEGO Technic model of the Bugatti Chiron is an expression of this perfect relationship. I am impressed at the precision and refinement with which our super sports car has been translated into the LEGO world and I am sure that fans of both LEGO bricks and Bugatti will love this product.”
The official description of the set includes some additional information: Discover the Bugatti Chiron! Build, experience and display this quintessential super sports car, featuring aerodynamic bodywork with an active rear wing, spoked rims with low-profile tires, and a detailed cockpit with movable paddle gearshift. Celebrate innovative engineering and design from one of the world’s most prestigious car manufacturers with this magnificent #42083 LEGO Technic Bugatti Chiron model. Developed in partnership with Bugatti, the model captures the magic of the iconic supercar with its gleaming aerodynamic bodywork, logoed spoked rims with low profile tires, detailed brake discs and W16 engine with moving pistons. Open the doors and you’ll discover an elaborate cockpit, featuring a Technic 8-speed gearbox with movable paddle gearshift and a steering wheel bearing the Bugatti emblem. Insert the top speed key to switch the active rear wing from handling to top speed position or lift the hood to reveal a unique serial number and a storage compartment containing a stylish Bugatti overnight bag. A classic Bugatti duo-tone blue color scheme reflects the brand’s signature color, and a set of cool stickers for additional detailing adds the final touch to this exclusive model! The set is delivered in luxurious box packaging and includes a color collector’s booklet with comprehensive building instructions.
- Exclusive 1:8 scale LEGO Bugatti Chiron replica model with a wealth of luxurious features, including aerodynamic bodywork with an active rear wing, spoked rims with low-profile tires, detailed brake discs and a W16 engine with moving pistons.
- Open the doors to access the detailed cockpit featuring a LEGO Technic 8-speed gearbox with movable paddle gearshift and a steering wheel bearing the Bugatti emblem.
- Insert the top speed key to switch the active rear wing from handling to top speed position.
- Lift the hood to access a compact storage compartment containing a stylish Bugatti overnight bag.
- Check out the detailed W16 engine with moving pistons.
- Includes a unique serial number located beneath the hood.
- Comes with a classic Bugatti duo-tone blue color scheme that reflects the brand’s signature color, plus a set of cool stickers for additional detailing.
- Delivered in luxurious box packaging.
- Includes a color collector’s booklet with comprehensive building instructions.
- This LEGO Technic model is designed to provide an immersive and rewarding building experience.
- Bugatti Chiron measures over 5” (14cm) high, 22” (56cm) long and 9” (25cm) wide.
- 3,599 pieces.
- Recommended for Age 16+.
As you can see, The #42083 LEGO Technic Bugatti Chiron is packed and presented similarly as the previously released #42056 LEGO Technic Porsche 911 GT3 RS. Both models are sophisticated and beautiful and some of the best sets the LEGO Technic line offers. It is perfect for those who like to collect LEGO sport cars and are intrigued by not just the shape but the mechanical details of a model.
The #42083 LEGO Technic Bugatti Chiron is already available at official LEGO stores and the LEGO Technic section of the Online LEGO Shop, and will be available at other retailers on August 1st. Prices are as follows: USA 349.99USD – Canada $399.99CAD – Australia 599.99AUD – UK 329.99GBD – France 379.99EUR – Germany 369.99EUR – Denmark 3199DKK (Euro pricing varies by country). Visit the Online LEGO Shop.
What do you think? How do you like the #42083 LEGO Technic Bugatti Chiron? Is this a model you are interested to get? What features do you like and/or dislike the most? Feel free to share your thoughts and discuss in the comment section below! 😉
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From some angles, the Bugatti looks amazing, and from other angles, it looks like it was run over by a train. The back is amazing, and I like the side view, but I’m not convinced about the hood.
Yeah, wrapping Technic cars is always a challenge, especially the ones with unusual shapes. I think the LEGO designer did the best he could do with the currently available parts, but there are perhaps some ways to improve it as well. That’s the beauty of LEGO; you can always make a set better. 😉
I’m also impressed that Lego took up this project. After all, they could sell Technic cars that are much easier to design. Having said that, I agree with Martin that from some angles the Bugatti Chiron doesn’t look as good as for example the Porsche. The Bugatti has a very difficult shape to recreate in Lego, so I think the set is fine overall. Just maybe not the best match for Lego.
Pricey, but very sexy, just like the real deal!!! I was reading that much of the mechanics are hidden inside, which is a shame. They should add some kind of access door to easily showcase the inside
Yes, that would be great. Just like with real modern cars, the engine and other mechanical parts are compressed in a tight space and hard to access. But, as you said, LEGO could make these internal working easier to access and see.
This set is for a very niche market. People who like supercars + like Lego + like Technic + have a lot of money.
I like Technic when it’s used in system sets to add working mechanism and structural strength, and Technic construction trucks with a lot of play functions. The Bugatti is impressive but it’s not a playset, not the best display piece, and it’s very expensive.
I rather buy something like Ninjago City that I can build and rebuild over and over again. Once you assemble a large Technic set, you are not going to want to take it apart.
That’s usually how I view Technic as well, but it seems supercars also have a clientele, as LEGO keeps making more. I have already heard from many people on social media forums that they are very excited about the Bugatti and they either bought it or plan to buy it soon. So there is a market for expensive supercars, even if they don’t appeal to everyone.
Do sets like these ever go on sale? I might be interested if the price is not so high. I just want to experience how it’s built.
I guess rarely, there are relatively limited production runs to begin with.
Yeah, pretty much this. I rarely see Technic sets on sale. Technic is a niche, but it has a very dedicated following.
And it’s also a big flagship set. They tend to get on sale less frequently than the smaller sets in wide production.
Upon completing the Porsche 911 GT3 RS I decided that as much as I love the model, the build was just a little too hardcore for me to probably buy it or another model of this type again. That said, if someone were to give me this model for say my b-day I’d happily accept it and put it together. Or if they come out with one I, “just gotta have’, I’d buy it, so then that’s where I sit.
The Bugatti is a really impressive model to look at, I think!
…..presented similary as the previously released “42056 LEGO Technic Porche 911 GT3 Rs” – means – power pack – motor-rs’ etc’- not included in the proposal set ??
Joseph, there is no Power Functions included with this set, or any of the Technic supercars. There is really no room for PF components in such a compact car.