• May 24, 2008
Click on the image for more shots of the LEGO V8 engine

Is there anything that a set of LEGO bricks can't create? In the last few months, we've seen a Camaro and a Mustang both built with nothing that wasn't manufactured by the LEGO corporation, and each of those creations featured a V8 engine and working transmission. While the entire process must be insanely difficult and time-consuming, it's the engine that truly separates these from mere toys. If an engine is really nothing more than an air pump, as some like to say, then here is a working V8 engine made entirely from LEGO parts. Following the build, it's easy to see how many transformations that this engine has gone through before the current pushrod version, which operates pretty well at an indicated 1,780 revolutions per minute. This is a fitting engine design, considering that it's slated to get dropped into a Dodge Challenger replica. Click past the break for a video of the engine in action. Thanks for the tip, Kyle!


[Source: nicjasno.com]

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      • 6 Years Ago
      Best. Toy. Ever.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Awesome!!
      It must be a chevy replica, did ya hear the "piston slap"? Needs an idle adjustment too! :)
      • 6 Years Ago
      Now he just needs to create a lego dyno for this engine.
      • 6 Years Ago
      How did they keep it from flying apart at those RPMs? I sure hope they didn't use glue.
        • 6 Years Ago
        lego technix peices are surprisingly strong
      • 6 Years Ago
      Awesome, I love the revving sound XD
      • 6 Years Ago
      He DID make a DOHC engine - but it turns out that the pushrod performed "smoother" (in his words). If you look around his site he has examples and build instructions for both.

      All you OHV haters need to shhh!!!
      • 6 Years Ago
      thats f-ing amazing! i bet it gets to 60 faster than a smart car..
      • 6 Years Ago
      LMFAO LOL....WOW!!!! i LOVE that....i want one, NOW!!
        • 6 Years Ago
        Imagine what that engine, and hybrid technology could do. We might be seeing these in the next gen prius. Or if they used the engine is say, the tata nano. You could expect and even cheaper price, and more power!!
      • 6 Years Ago
      Gives a new meaning to the term "small block" lol
      • 6 Years Ago
      wow!
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