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Posted: Fri Sep 07, 2018 4:28 pm 
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This is really cool: A team at LEGO built a full-size Bugatti that actually drives. There are some non-LEGO parts, but apparently over 90% of the car is built out of actual LEGO. It's even powered by LEGO motors. :shock:

But, when I say it drives, it drives at a very leisurely pace. :lol:

There are a couple videos on the page, I enjoyed watching both of them.

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Posted: Fri Sep 07, 2018 8:41 pm 
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That is totally crazy! Wow, what a project. I admire the dedication of people who do stuff like that. It looks really cool.

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Posted: Sat Sep 08, 2018 10:01 am 
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Impressive! I wouldn't have thought it could support the weight.

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Posted: Sun Sep 09, 2018 5:48 am 
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Catspaw: Totally!

Bookworm: I know, right? I'm guessing that part of the 10% non-lego parts included some type of stripped-down chassis....

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Posted: Sun Sep 09, 2018 9:47 pm 
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I wonder how much that set would cost...

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Posted: Mon Sep 10, 2018 10:21 am 
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Old Brad wrote:
I wonder how much that set would cost...


These are the most expensive LEGO Technic sets listed on the LEGO store website.

I arbitrarily decided to use the first six for my calculations: this, this, this, this, this, and this. Several of these sets seem to include one or more motors.

Together, these six sets cost $1,509.94.

Together, they include 15,617 pieces.

Divided, that comes to 9.67 cents per piece, which is pretty close to my usual rule-of-thumb of 10 cents per piece for a new set.

The Bugatti page states that the finished build includes "Over 1,000,000 LEGO Technic elements in total."

At the rate I figured, that means you'd pay $96,685.66 if you bought that build at retail prices, not counting the non-LEGO components like the wheels and chassis.

Hopefully you can get a bulk discount. But even if you can't, at $2.6 million for the real car, it's probably still a good deal. ;)

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