Published on January 3rd, 2014 | by Christopher DeMorro1
Video: Life-Sized LEGO Car Is An Air-Powered Green Dream
It took the combined efforts of Australian entrepreneur Steve Sammartino, and a self-taught teenage wonderkid from Romania named Raul Oaida. Building a functional car out of LEGOs would be impressive enough, but building one that moves under its own power, using an engine made entirely out of LEGOs? That’s kind of mind-blowing.
The LEGO engine is, in fact, four separate orbital engines utilizing 64 pistons each, for a total of 256 pistons pumping air through the motor, and it’s just fun to watch work. In fact, the whole vehicle is an absolutely fascination contraption to watch crawl along at a brisk walking pace. Rarely has something so slow been so much fun to watch, and it makes me think of the potential of modular automobile designs that have been bandied about here and there. Maybe one day, they’ll be more than just designs and concepts.