This Actual Lego Car Runs On -- Wait For It -- AIR (VIDEO)

12/19/2013 05:46 pm ET | Updated Dec 24, 2013

Take more than a half-million Lego bricks, a young Romanian, an entrepreneurial Australian and an air-powered Lego engine, and you’ve got the makings of a life-sized Lego car that can move on its own power.

Well, power is a relative term. Though the project’s principle investor, Australian Steve Sammartino, claims the car can speed up to a little more than 18 mph, he writes that, “We drive it slow as [we] are scared of [a] giant [Lego] explosion.”

Built by 20-year-old Romanian Raul Oaida, the project came about after Sammartino tweeted way back in February 2012 that he was “interested in investing $500 - $1,000” in an “awesome” project. Now, more than a year later, the project is complete and can be seen in motion in the video above.

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