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Explore the world of LEGO Technic and listen to the stories behind the creation of the incredible LEGO Technic models.

Explore the world of LEGO Technic and listen to the stories behind the creation of the incredible LEGO Technic models.
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Explore the world of LEGO Technic and listen to the stories behind the creation of the incredible LEGO Technic models.

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English


Episodes

The Ultimate Test: Will it Really Drive?

9/20/2018
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In this final episode, we follow the team as they arrive at the race-track outside Wolfsburg in Germany. It’s here they’ll find out whether months of building and testing will end in success or failure. Will a car, built from LEGO Technic elements and powered by thousands of small LEGO Power Function motors actually drive?

Duration:00:30:43

Making the Idea Actually Happen

9/20/2018
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Where do you start when you’re given the task of reproducing one of the world’s most striking automobiles using only LEGO Technic elements? And then told it has to drive as well! In this episode, you’ll meet the LEGO design team in the Czech Republic charged with making the impossible happen

Duration:00:23:59

The Origin of a Crazy Idea

9/20/2018
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What were the LEGO Technic Design Team thinking of when they came up with the crazy idea to build a 1:1 model of the Bugatti Chiron and make it drive using only LEGO Power Function motors? And how did it actually become a reality? Listen as Technic Design Manager Jeppe Juul Jensen tells how his team came up with the ultimate test for the Technic building system.

Duration:00:19:21

Two Brands Coming Together

5/31/2018
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Bugatti and LEGO may be two very different companies, but both share an ambition to only create the very best. This is evident in their respective mottos: for Bugatti, “If comparable… it is no longer Bugatti” and for LEGO, “Only the Best is Good Enough”. In this episode, Julius Kruta, Head of Tradition at Bugatti…

Duration:00:34:22

The Bugatti Design DNA

5/31/2018
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What elements make up the Bugatti Design DNA? And what were the special challenges living up to this heritage in the new Chiron? In this episode, Achim Anscheidt, Director of Design at Bugatti, describes what makes a Bugatti a Bugatti. Meanwhile Andy Woodman, Senior Design Manager, LEGO Technic, explains the challenge of translating the Bugatti…

Duration:00:39:43

The Spirit of Molsheim

5/31/2018
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Molsheim is the spiritual home of Bugatti and the place where the company’s vehicles are assembled. It’s also where potential owners visit to test-drive and configure their Chiron. In this episode, Hendrik Malinowski, Director of Sales & Operations at Bugatti takes you on a tour of the Alsace estate. In Billund, Denmark, LEGO Technic designer…

Duration:00:39:38

Engine & Gearbox

5/31/2018
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In this episode, Derk Jan Spakman, takes you behind the scenes at Bugatti’s Engine Development facility at Wolfsburg, Germany, to reveal the story behind the creation of the Bugatti Chiron’s ground-breaking W16, 16-cylinder, 1500 HP engine. In LEGO’s HQ in Denmark, LEGO Technic Designer, Michael T Jeppesen, explains the challenges he faced recreating the Chiron’s…

Duration:00:33:31

The Marriage Process

5/31/2018
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The high-point of the Chiron assembly process is the moment when the monocoque shell structure is connected with vehicle’s the rear end. In this episode, Christophe Piochon, Director of Production and Logistics in Molsheim, France, explains the significance of this key step in the production of the Bugatti Chiron. LEGO Technic designer Aurelien Julien Rouffiange,…

Duration:00:21:14

Rear Body Work & Deck Lid

5/31/2018
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As Head of Chassis Development at Bugatti, Jachin Schwalbe is responsible for the overall driving experience of the Bugatti Chiron. Listen as he describes what it’s like driving a super sports car at over 400 km/h. Also in this episode, you’ll meet Senior LEGO Technic designer Markus Kossman. He worked on the model’s complex paddle-shift…

Duration:00:29:40

Seats & Interior

5/31/2018
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Listen as Etienne Salome, Head of Interior Design at Bugatti explains the special challenge of marrying luxurious comfort with state-of-the-art performance in a car like the Bugatti Chiron. For LEGO Technic designer Aurelien Julien Rouffiange, trying to recreate the soft lines and materials of the Chiron’s interior in hard LEGO Technic elements was one of…

Duration:00:35:15

Front Body, Lights & Horseshoe Grill

5/31/2018
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With the Bugatti Chiron, it’s the smallest details that combine together to create the iconic overall look of the vehicle. Trying to recreate those details is the most challenging part of the LEGO model design phase. While the easiest solution would be to simply design new LEGO elements, LEGO Technic designer Aurelien Julien Rouffiange knows…

Duration:00:26:13

Rims & Tires

5/31/2018
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When the top speed of your supercar matches the take-off speed of a jet aircraft, it’s no surprise to hear that Jachin Schwalbe, Head of Chassis Development and his team in Wolfsburg, Germany, looked towards the aircraft industry while developing the tires for the Bugatti Chiron. Meanwhile in Billund, Denmark, LEGO Element Designer, Daniel Sri…

Duration:00:29:23

Introducing the LEGO Technic Podcast

4/11/2018
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Listen to the trailer for the new LEGO Technic Podcast. In this first series, we’ll take you behind the scenes of the development of the new LEGO Technic Bugatti Chiron set.

Duration:00:02:48