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We’ve seen a lot of insanely great adult Lego projects over the years, but this one takes the cake. This full-size hot rod is the brainchild of Steve Sammartino, a young marketing guy from Melbourne, Australia and Raul Oaida, a 20-year old self-taught engineer from Romania that Sammartino met over the Internet. Money for their madcap project came from independent crowdfunding on Twitter. Oaida built the car in Romania and then shipped it to Sammartino in Australia. (Imagine that unboxing.)

The car employs over 500,000 Lego components as well as a few non-Lego parts, like the tires and other load-bearing elements. The engine is powered by air and a pneumatic piston system comprised of four orbital engines employing a total of 256 pistons. It doesn’t go very fast (between 12-18 mph), and even the slightest bump could mean a very unique kind of accident that any Lego builder can vividly imagine. But you have to admit this pokey hot road earns major points badass point.



You can find out more about the car and see more pics at the SuperAwesomeMicroProject page.

6 thoughts on “Working, Life-Size Car Built from Half a Million Lego Pieces

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    < col Hiiiiiii Friends….upto I saw the draft ov $8289 , I accept that my father in law woz trully earning money parttime from there labtop. . there moms best frend has been doing this for only about 8 months and recently cleard the mortgage on there house and purchased a new Dodge . linked here HERE’S MORE DETAIL


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Gareth Branwyn is a freelance writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. And he has a new best-of writing collection and “lazy man’s memoir,” called Borg Like Me.

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