Bugatti Chiron 42083 (Lego Technic)

Bugatti Chiron 42083 (Lego Technic)

Hello fellow builders!

This Lego model has quickly become my favorite piece in my collection not only because of how good it looks, but how much fun I had while building it. The Lego Bugatti Chiron is the second Lego Technic car model I have and it consists of 3599 pieces, and it took me about 3 evenings to complete it. Lets take a look at the official specifications provided from the Lego website:

Exclusive 1:8 scale LEGO® Bugatti Chiron replica model with a wealth of luxurious features, including aerodynamic bodywork with an active rear wing, logoed 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.

  • This set includes 3,599 pieces.

  • Suitable for ages 16+.

  • Bugatti Chiron measures over 5” (14cm) high, 22” (56cm) long and 9” (25cm) wide.

There is also a dedicated website for this project!

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Let’s build!

The first thing you are greeted with when you open the box are the beautifully crafted rims that are custom made for this set.

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The building instructions are very well planned and very similar with the Lego Porsche 911 GT3 model. But unlike the Porsche which crammed all the fun into one crazily good looking book, Lego/Bugatti decided to split the fun into two books this time. I’m not complaining either, just another great looking book to leave on the coffee table! They also include the story of how the model was designed, a message from the design team.

Here are some shots taken during the assembly. I will try my best not to get overly-excited in future and remind myself to take more step-by-step photos/videos to show everyone!

It all starts from the heart of the beast: Gearbox

It all starts from the heart of the beast: Gearbox

After the '‘Marriage”, which combines the rear engine assembly with the monocoque shell structure

After the '‘Marriage”, which combines the rear engine assembly with the monocoque shell structure

A few more steps from here and you will start to see the model coming into shape!

A few more steps from here and you will start to see the model coming into shape!

The completed car is an amazing piece of work! The main difference between this model and the Lego Porsche is the attention to detail in the cabin. There are more fine details in the seat and the dash. the paddle shifters have also improved tremendously in my opinion and it was also easier to build.

Beauty AND a beast

Beauty AND a beast

The rear wings are functional!

The rear wings are functional!

The limited edition number plate is under the hood.

The limited edition number plate is under the hood.

You can feel the luxury just by looking!

You can feel the luxury just by looking!

Lego and Bugatti even went as far as building a life-sized Chiron out of Lego parts, even down to the motors! You can check out the video here!

Thank you for reading and I hope this post helped you decided whether you want to purchase this model! I will be posting the rest of my collection regularly so don’t forget to set a bookmark for this page an stay tuned!



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