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NSTR => Non SpinTop Related => Topic started by: Larry D. on November 08, 2018, 06:25:21 PM

Title: For Jeremy - Have you built one yet???
Post by: Larry D. on November 08, 2018, 06:25:21 PM
Jeremy,
I thought you might like to see this if you haven't already.
Have you built one?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZQdlCQmzUAM
Title: Re: For Jeremy - Have you built one yet???
Post by: Jeremy McCreary on November 08, 2018, 07:36:02 PM
Not yet. I'm waiting for the Ferrari 599 GTO.

Quite a testament to the strength of LEGO's proprietary ABS plastic, no?
Title: Re: For Jeremy - Have you built one yet???
Post by: the Earl of Whirl on November 08, 2018, 07:36:33 PM
Oh my gosh!!!  That is amazing.  Even if they do not go very fast and even if they do not make any turns it is still simply fantastic!!!
Title: Re: For Jeremy - Have you built one yet???
Post by: Jeremy McCreary on November 08, 2018, 07:45:58 PM
Love the geometic skin pattern with repeating hexagonal and triangular motifs -- clearly done for both strength and curvature. Can't wait to get my hands on some of the yet to be released parts I see there.

A pricey but excellent LEGO Technic Bugatti Veyron Chiron at around 1:10 scale is now in stores and at http://shop.lego.com. LEGO prices are tightly controlled everywhere, so might as well buy at the latter and let it come to you.
Title: Re: For Jeremy - Have you built one yet???
Post by: ta0 on November 09, 2018, 12:39:49 AM
Wow! Amazing!

In the following video it says that it took 1 million Lego parts and 13,400 man hours. According to my calculation, that's close to a $1 million usd just in labor (take home salary plus taxes and overhead for Danish Czech engineers). The real Bugatti Chiron costs 2.5 to 3 million  :o so it's in the ballpark.
Title: Re: For Jeremy - Have you built one yet???
Post by: Jeremy McCreary on November 11, 2018, 03:46:59 PM
A good web page about the 1:1 Bugatti model: https://www.lego.com/en-us/themes/technic/bugatti-chiron/build-for-real