An Australian and a Romanian have teamed up to build a full-sized and fully-functioning car, made almost entirely from Lego.
Australian-based marketer and businessman, Steve Sammartino, and 20-year-old Romanian Raul Oaida made the dream a reality after securing funding from like-minded fans following a single post on Twitter.
Under the banner “Super Awesome Micro Project”, the pair obtained the half-a-million tiny plastic Lego bricks required for the car’s construction, which took place in Romania.
Following its completion, the car was then transported to Australia.
The car’s peak engineering achievement is its fully-functioning 256-piston engine - built entirely out of Lego bricks and powered by air - capable of propelling the car to a top speed of around 29km/h.
Non-Lego components include the gauges for the air-compression along with the wheels and tyres but the wheels are masked by a ‘face’ and a hash symbol, made from – you guessed it – Lego.
When asked about the hot-rod design, Mr Sammartino’s answer was straight forward.
“Mainly because hot-rods are cool,” Sammartino said.
No word yet on whether the Lego car will be put into production (we doubt it…) or what Sammartino and Oaida’s next project might be.
Images via www.superawesomemicroproject.com