LEGO Technic 42151 Bugatti Bolide 2023 set revealed

A German retailer has revealed the first LEGO Technic set launching in 2023, 42151 Bugatti Bolide, which tackles the tricky task of making the Bugatti brand more accessible for Technic fans.

Originally revealed by Bugatti as a concept car in 2020, the manufacturer has since committed to producing a total of 40 Bolides, with first deliveries scheduled for 2024. It’s the brand’s last-ever car to use the W16 engine, a quad-turbocharged eight-litre beast that packs in 1,578hp, and is described by Bugatti as ‘an uncompromising experiment’.

The LEGO version, on the other hand, looks to slot neatly into the Technic mid-range currently filled by the likes of 42137 Formula E Porsche 99x Electric and 42138 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500. Revealed by German retailer bauduu on Instagram, 42151 Bugatti Bolide is cast in a striking black and yellow colour scheme, mirroring the concept car.

No price or piece count has been confirmed for the set yet, but it’s rumoured to come in at 905 pieces for €49.99. That’s a far higher piece count than we’d expect for the price – particularly with one eye on 42137 and 42138 – so the Bolide could yet be less part-dense or have a higher price tag than expected. Either way, it won’t come anywhere close to 2018’s 42083 Bugatti Chiron.

Still the only other Technic foray into the French manufacturer’s portfolio, the Chiron is the second of Technic’s enormous supercars, retailing for £319.99 / $349.99 / €369.99. 42151 Bugatti Bolide will therefore offer a much more accessible way to build a LEGO Bugatti when it arrives on shelves in 2023. Keep an eye on Brick Fanatics for more details as soon as we have them.

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Chris Wharfe

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