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.
If you are a hypercar enthusiast and want to know which one to buy, here are some ways you can choose. This is what you need to know so that you can choose the car that suits your needs best.
Lego Lamborghini vs Lego Bugatti – Price & Release Date
The Lego Lamborghini model is the newest of the two and was released in June 2020. It costs £349.99/$379.99/AU$569.99 officially, which is pretty typical for a Lego set with 3,696 pieces.
The Lego Bugatti was launched in May 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. You will likely pay close to the official price. In recent years, the Bugatti has seen some amazing discounts. It is a popular choice in our guide of the best Lego deals. We have seen the price drop by up to 30% in big sales. This makes it a great value.
Lamborghini is starting to offer big discounts, so don’t hesitate to grab one if you find one that’s great! Below you will find the current lowest prices on both sets.
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Lego Lamborghini vs Lego Bugatti: Features & complexity
Lego says that the Lamborghini is the more complicated of the two models and is recommended for ages 18+. The Bugatti is for ages 16+.
In practice, there is no discernible difference. Both models have complex gearboxes and complicated engines. They also have intricate internal structures that must hold the long, heavy model together.
Both cars have an eight-speed transmission, which can be controlled via the gear shifters in cockpit. The engine in Bugatti is a recreation 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 also have a moving rear spoiler. The Lambo, however, is the only one that includes front and rear suspension. This gives the Lambo an edge 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 exactly how the car is made. There is no other reason than to celebrate the actual machine and how it was built. 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 eventually realized that one of the many, numerous Technic pins was not properly fitted and was protruding a millimetre beyond the rest, blocking the entire thing.
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Lego Lamborghini vs Lego Bugatti: Design & box
These cars feel like an experience to build and are treated with a lot of love, even in the boxes. This is not just a piece of cardboard with a bunch of bags in it. 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.
Speaking of art books, the instructions manuals provide detailed information about how to create these models with beautiful images and fascinating details.
The big boxes are large enough to hold the finished cars.
This is only if you are able to keep them put away. Both look amazing, and Lego has made both the Lego pieces and the aerodynamic shapes of these cars very similar.
The Lamborghini is probably the most stylish and cool looking car in terms of its final product. Despite being limited by Lego pieces, the Bugatti is stunning. However, it has more sharp edges that should be smooth.
They are very close to being the exact same size when they are finished. The Lamborghini measures 5 inches (13cm), 23 inches (60cm), and 9 inches (22.5cm), wide. Bugatti measures 5 inches (14cm), 22 inches (56cm), long, and 12.5 inches (332cm).
Lego Lamborghini vs Lego Bugatti: Conclusion
You could choose any of these cars and be happy. It doesn’t matter which car you prefer. They are virtually identical in terms of features and pieces, and their final results are nearly the same.
The main difference could be the price. 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.