Watch This Life-Size LEGO Car Make Its Inaugural Air-Powered Run

12/19/2013 at 12:35 PM EST

This LEGO car used over 500,000 pieces and is powered by air
This LEGO car used over 500,000 pieces and is powered by air
Courtesy Steve Sammartino/Youtube
We've covered LEGO Dwarven villages, LEGO pirates and LEGO-lands, but this is the first LEGO car we've seen.

Oh, and it runs on air.

Created by Steve Sammartino and Raul Oaida in Melbourne, Australia, the Lego car consists of over 500,000 LEGO pieces and can hit blistering speeds of about 12-20 miles per hour.

Though the "wheels and some load bearing elements are non-LEGO," the car's four orbital, air-powered engines are constructed from standard LEGO pieces and feature a total of 256 pistons.

The entire thing project was funded from one tweet by entrepreneur Sammartino, which makes us think we should use Twitter for more than starting feuds with teenagers in other countries.

Sadly, it does not come with a LEGO backseat driver to tell you when an appropriate time to change lanes would be.



Follow PEOPLE on Facebook!

Your Reaction

Follow Us

On Newsstands Now

Robin Roberts: How Loved Saved Me
  • Robin Roberts: How Loved Saved Me
  • Emma and Andrew: All About Hollywood's Cutest Couple
  • Prince George! More Yummy Photos

Pick up your copy on newsstands

Click here for instant access to the Digital Magazine

blog comments powered by Disqus
Advertisement

From Our Partners

Watch It

Editors' Picks

From Our Partners



Sign up for our daily newsletter and other special offers.
    Choose your newsletters
Thank you for signing up! Your request may take up to one week to be processed.
    see all newsletters