LEGO bricks, which needs no introduction can be used to ‘construct’ anything with one’s imagination and creativity. It could be a LEGO giraffe for a child, or it could be a LEGO battleship for a teenager. In this case however, it is a fully functional life-size LEGO car for a Romanian and an Australian. Oh, and it runs on air.
Australian enterprenuer Steve Sammartino and Romanian student Raul Oaida spent about AUD18,000 in 20 months building this LEGO car, which was funded by forty Australians. The ‘Super Awesome Micro Project‘ as they called it, is designed to look like a hotrod. This super awesome creation took 500,000 pieces of individual LEGO bricks to build. Respect!
This LEGO coupe is powered by four orbital engines with a total of 256 pistons and some high-pressure air tanks. Its creator claims it can reach a top speed of 30 km per hour, purely on air. Only LEGO bricks were used to build it, apart from the wheels, tyres, gauges and some other components.
“I wanted to do something interesting that shows there are a myriad of possible innovations for cars. We wanted to be an example to open people’s minds,” said Sammartino. “It’s something the car industry needs,” he added.
Yes, we all should have one of these. We can easily piece the car back together after a crash at zero cost! (we all know LEGO bricks are hard as rocks) And it would be fun! Provided we survive the crash.
Check out the super awesome yellow and black LEGO hotrod video and image gallery below. Be sure to drop by their website, Super Awesome Micro Project.