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.