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32-Valve, DOHC Lego V8 - click above image to watch the video

For those about to rock, we salute you, of course. And for those of you with four months of free time, seventeen suitcases full of Lego bricks and a masters in mechanical engineering, we'll totally give you props if – and only if – you come up with something as mind bending as this.

You are looking at a "working" Lego V8 engine. And the details are stunning. Pistons pump, valves open and close, rocker arms rock, the fly wheel spins -- there's even two bundle'o'snakes headers that flow into twin collectors, though we don't like how they get reduced and choked. But hey, if we really don't like it, we can build our own – with straight pipes! Also, we love the throttle bodies (made from radar disks) – they're a wonderful touch. Full video of running engine doing its thing after the jump. And we expect a user-submitted Jaguar V-12 by Christmas, so hop to it, readers.


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      • 5 Years Ago
      I love it! Can I buy one assembled from him?
      • 5 Years Ago
      Rev limited to 1000RPM?
      • 5 Years Ago
      Man, pretty cool. Imagine if he wraps a car around it?
      • 5 Years Ago
      So where are the bundle of snakes?

      Bundle of Snakes refers to 180 degree headers, like you would find on a DeTomasso Pantera or Ford GT40. It essentially gives a 'flat-plane' V8 sound to a 'cross-plane' V8 and gives optimal exhaust flow at the price of a weighty and large set up.

      But very clever engineering by this guy.
      • 5 Years Ago
      buying the pieces as we speak!
        • 5 Years Ago
        Cool, how much is it total?
      • 5 Years Ago
      Lego, like sand. You don't say a sandcastle is "made from sands".

      Or do you?
      • 5 Years Ago
      Pfftttt!...Only four valves per cylinder and only eight cylinders? What a hack! Let's see him do a 5 valve per cylinder W16, then I'll be impressed.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Serious? The man just built an awesome WORKING V8 engine out of LEGO, and you're not impressed? How about YOU build that 5 valved W16 and then say something negative.

        This thing is awesome. Great job to the creator.
      • 5 Years Ago
      if to build a lego v8, make it a benz crank.
      • 5 Years Ago
      reminds me of this old video:
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SeUMDY01uUA
      • 5 Years Ago
      How much horsepower does this put out?
      • 5 Years Ago
      • 5 Years Ago
      Dude needs a girlfriend...
        • 5 Years Ago
        Now why would he want that when he can have time to build awesome things such as this? Girlfriends are overrated and a money/time sink.
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