31 Dec '13, 2pm

Real car made of 500,000 Legos runs on air

Real car made of 500,000 Legos runs on air

When Australian entrepreneur Steve Sammaratino and Romanian marketer Raul Oadia teamed up, a masterpiece was created: a fully functional Lego car powered only by air.  Steve and Raul in the Lego car. (Image taken by project backer Josh Rowe ) Sammaratino crowdfunded the project using only one Tweet.  Tweet sent out by Sammaratino to raise funds for the Lego car. It took only 40 backers to get the pair their goal money and another 22 months to complete the vehicle. The car consists of more than 500,000 Lego bricks — even the engine is made of Legos. The Lego-constructed engine has four orbital engines and a total of 256 pistons. What’s unique about the vehicle (besides that it’s made up almost entirely of Lego blocks) is that no gas is required. Sammaratino built it to run strictly on air.  The engine that runs on air. (Image taken by project backer Josh Rowe ) If...

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