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

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This LEGO car used over 500,000 pieces and is powered by air

Courtesy Steve Sammartino/Youtube

12/19/2013 12:35PM

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.

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