The LEGO® Technic Podcast

By The LEGO® Group

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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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Rims & Tires
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…
Jun 01, 2018
Front Body, Lights & Horseshoe Grill
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…
Jun 01, 2018
Seats & Interior
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…
Jun 01, 2018
Rear Body Work & Deck Lid
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…
Jun 01, 2018
The Marriage Process
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,…
Jun 01, 2018
Engine & Gearbox
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…
Jun 01, 2018
The Spirit of Molsheim
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…
Jun 01, 2018
The Bugatti Design DNA
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…
Jun 01, 2018
Two Brands Coming Together
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…
Jun 01, 2018
Introducing the LEGO Technic Podcast
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.
Apr 12, 2018