TECH TUNE-UP

Con­cepts & fu­ture toys

Driven - - Contents - Re­port by DEON VAN DER WALT Im­ages © LEGO

IT’S ALL ABOUT THE NUM­BERS

It’s not that fac­tors such as the aes­thet­ics or han­dling prow­ess of the Bu­gatti

Ch­i­ron are in­signif­i­cant, but they play on the non-ex­is­tent back seat of the French-Ger­man hy­per­car com­pared to its quotable facts. In­stead, the Ch­i­ron lives in a di­men­sion of data such as zero to hold-on-to-your-face times, and ru­moured top speed claims from intrepid speed hunters. Now though, Lego has de­cided to build on the leg­end of the Ch­i­ron by cre­at­ing a ver­sion that is not re­stricted to the 500-ve­hi­cle limit. The Lego Bu­gatti con­sists of 3,599 pieces and fea­tures ev­ery­thing from func­tional doors and hinges to a mov­ing W16 en­gine and eight-speed gear­box. Priced at R5,500, any­one can now own a Ch­i­ron — al­beit one they must build them­selves.

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