Two of the best Lego sets released in recent years are the Lego Lamborghini Sián FKP 37 and the Lego Bugatti Chiron – both have garnered massive attention for how incredibly detailed they are, from the impressive looks to how the internal workings have been recreated, including the incredible engines powering both these machines.
They’re both among the best Lego Technic sets, which means Lego – working with Lamborghini and Bugatti respectively – has put a huge amount of effort into getting the workings and the style of them correct.
These are the options available to hypercar enthusiasts looking to decide which model to buy. This information will help you choose the best car for your needs.
Lego Lamborghini vs Lego Bugatti – Price & Release Date
The Lego Lamborghini is the newest model and was released in June 2020. It costs £4. £349.99/$379.99/AU$569.99Officially, which is quite typical for a Lego set of 3,696 pieces.
The Lego Bugatti was launchedMay 2018, It officially costs £329.99/$349.99/AU$599.99, and with 3,599 pieces, that’s right in line with the Lambo.
The Lamborghini is a newer model, so we haven’t seen any significant discounts yet. Most likely, you will pay close to the official price. There have been some incredible discounts on the Bugatti in recent years. It is a top choice in our guide to the best Lego deals. In big sales, we have seen prices drop as high as 30%. This makes it an excellent value.
Lamborghini is starting to offer big discounts, so don’t hesitate to grab one if you find one that’s great! Below are the current lowest prices for both sets.
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Lego Lamborghini vs Lego Bugatti: Features & complexity
Lego states that the Lamborghini, which is the more complicated model of the two, is recommended for ages 18+. The Bugatti is recommended for ages 16+.
In practice, there is no difference. Both models have complicated gearboxes and complex engines. They also have intricate internal structures to hold the heavy, long-lasting model together.
Both cars have an 8-speed transmission that can be controlled via the gearshifters in the cockpit. Bugatti’s engine is a recreation of the W16 powerplant. The Lamo has a V12. When you turn the wheels of the vehicles, the pistons in the engines move – and they move at a different speed depending on which gear you’re in.
The cockpit’s steering wheel turns both the front wheels of both vehicles. Both vehicles also have a rear spoiler that can be moved. The Lambo is the only one with both front and rear suspension. This gives the Lambo an advantage in the ridiculous features contest.
Both have opening doors. The Lamborghini’s scissor door, however, is clearly the more practical option.
That said, the Bugatti has a fun trick of its own during the build – you put together the front and back separately, and then join them together. This is how the car is built. There is no better reason than to celebrate the actual car and how it was made. We love it.
However, this is maybe the single most awkward part of building either of these models – when building the Bugatti, we simply couldn’t get the two halves to fit together, and couldn’t work out why. We discovered that one of many Technic pins was improperly fitted, protruding millimetres beyond the rest, thereby blocking the entire thing.
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Lego Lamborghini vs Lego Bugatti: Design & box
These cars are an experience to build and are treated with a lot love, even in their boxes. This is more than a box with a few bags inside. All the space in the box is filled by smaller boxes, and they’re printed with parts of the car – it’s like an art book is printed right on the boxes.
The instructions manuals, which are art books, provide detailed information on how to make these models using beautiful images and fascinating details.
The big boxes are large enough for the cars to be stored in.
You have to be able keep them away. Both look great, and Lego has made the aerodynamic shapes and Lego Lego pieces very similar.
The Lamborghini is a stunning and elegant car. The Bugatti is beautiful, despite being limited by Lego pieces. However, it has sharper edges than what should be.
When they are finished, they will be very close to being the same size. The Lamborghini measures 5 inches (13cm), 23 inches (60cm) and 9 inches (22.5cm) wide. Bugatti measures 5 inches (14,5 cm), 22 inches (56cm), and 12.5 inches (332cm).
Lego Lamborghini vs Lego Bugatti: Conclusion
You can choose from any of these cars, and you’ll be happy. It doesn’t matter which car you prefer. They are almost identical in terms features and pieces, and they produce nearly the exact same final results.
The price is the main difference. Officially they are the same price but we have seen larger discounts on Bugattis so if you’re looking for one at a bargain price, this might be the one for you. We know you’ll love them, regardless of how they look.