500,000 Legos built first drivable car
You know when you were a kid, you were told to chase your dreams? A kid in Romania did just that by making a drivable Lego car.
With a top speed of 18 MPH, Romanian Raul Oaida and Australian entrepreneur Steve Sammartino have constructed a car that's made entirely of the kids toy.
The car, named Super Awesome Micro Project, was built in Romania and delivered to a Melbourne, Australia, suburb for a test-drive.
"We were scared of a Lego explosion, so we drove it slowly," the inventors said on their site.
The project started in February 2012 when Sammartino tweeted out a request for funding. 20 people kicked in and Sammartino and Oaida met via Skype.
They got to work and, in the end, put together a drivable car made up of 500,000 pieces that runs on air. The engine is made of Legos with 'four orbital engines and a total of 256 pistons'.
The only thing not made of Legos: the tires and some load bearing elements.