The 2018 Nuremberg Toy Fair is now in full swing, and just when we thought that the apparent news about LEGO’s no-show on this year’s line-up of prestigious international toy fairs will somehow dampen the excitement, it seems that LEGO still have some cool surprises under its sleeves. Announced today at Germany’s largest toy fair expo, LEGO motor heads and super car connoisseurs will be delighted to know that this year’s next LEGO Technic supercar will be the classy yet sophisticated, Bugatti Chiron.
The LEGO Technic Bugatti Chiron (42083) comes in at 3,599 pieces and LEGO’s second offering under its LEGO Technic Ultimate Series, following the likes of 2016’s Porsche 911 GT3 RS (42056). The Bugatti Chiron (42083) is also similarly designed at a 1:8 scale, in collaboration with Bugatti Automobiles SAS. As expected, images of this latest LEGO Technic supercar were not shown, except for the teaser image that was revealed at the Toy Fair.
Here’s LEGO’s press release and teaser video uploaded via LEGO’s social media page, with the set’s release date slated on August 1, 2018.
The LEGO Group is pleased to announce today the partnership between Bugatti Automobiles SAS and LEGO Technic. As part of this collaboration, a LEGO Technic model of the celebrated Chiron super sports car in scale 1: 8 – the second set from the LEGO Technic Ultimate series. For Niels Henrik Horsted, LEGO Technic Marketing Director, partnering with a company like Bugatti is the ideal choice: “Following the success of the LEGO Technic Porsche 911 GT3 RS model, it was very important to us to find a partner with an iconic vehicle unique in the automotive industry. That’s exactly what we achieved with Bugatti and the groundbreaking Chiron. “Wiebke Stöhl, Head of Licensing and Marketing at Bugatti Brand Lifestyle, is also excited about the cooperation between the two companies: “We are very proud of the Chiron and we are honored that there will now be a LEGO Technic version of this exceptional supercar. Our designers and engineers have enjoyed working with the LEGO Tehcnic team together. The result is an authentic replica of the Chiron “. The 1: 8 scale Chiron model from LEGO Technic will feature 3,599 LEGO elements and will be available on August 1, 2018.
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