It’s a new year and now there is an affordable Bugatti for everyone, but it’s in 905 pieces and assembly is required. This isn’t a kit car, but the Lego Bugatti Bolide and the foot-long model has all the accurate touches you would see in the track-only supercar. Despite its lack of size, it has a W16 engine with moving pistons, scissor opening doors, and a detailed interior with working steering wheel. Even with all the intricate features the Bugatti homage in Lego bricks is for ages 9 and up.
“The LEGO Technic model of the Bugatti Bolide is an expression of a perfect partnership between our brands,” said Wiebke Ståhl, Managing Director at Bugatti International. “Bugatti is renowned the world over for its leadership in continuously raising the bar across numerous spheres, including design, performance, and engineering. These core values are matched by Lego.”
The Lego Bolide’s black and yellow exterior is a tribute to the automotive company’s founder Ettore Bugatti’s favorite colors that adorned many of his personal cars. Even on a smaller scale Lego provides the intricate details of the Bolide with the iconic Bugatti horseshow grille, roof mounted scoop to feed the 8.0-liter quad-turbocharged W16 engine plenty of fresh air, and large rear wing to create downforce.
This isn’t Lego’s first foray in supercars with recent additions of the McLaren Senna GTR, Ferrari Daytona SP3, Bugatti Chiron, and upcoming 2022 Ford GT to its lineup. A real, full size and drivable Bugatti Bolide was available for $4.2 million but all 40 examples are spoken for with the first deliveries expected in 2024. On the other hand, a Lego Bugatti Bolide is available for $49.99, and you won’t have to wait till next year to get one. Assembly is required but that’s the best part of Legos.
“With Lego bricks you can build anything you can imagine, and with LEGO Technic elements, you can build for real,” said Niels Henrik Horsted, Head of Product LEGO Technic & Speed Champions. “I’ve always been passionate about engineering and this model’s details and design are absolutely fascinating.”