• ETC
  • Dec 18, 2013
We've some pretty amazing machines made out of Lego bricks over the past several years, but this project, built by Steve Sammartino and Raul Oaida, takes the cake as the most impressive. After all, not only is it built in full scale, it can move under its own power with human beings on board. Powered by four engines with a total of 256 pistons and a couple of high-pressure air tanks, its creators claim it can potentially hit speeds of up to 20 miles per hour.

The Super Awesome Micro Project, as it's being called, was built in Romania and then shipped to Melbourne, Australia. It apparently took some 500,000 individual Lego bricks to build, and while we're not sure we'd have gone with a yellow and black hot rod motif, we're suitably impressed by the result.

We offer a hearty pat on the back to the car's builders, and to the 40 Australian backers who donated some cash after reading a single tweet from one of its builders. See the machine for yourself in the image gallery above and video below.


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      Wes Kenney
      • 1 Year Ago
      The only car with more hard plastic inside than the new VW Jetta.
      mawhalen53
      • 1 Year Ago
      Very very cool. Would love to see a feature on how the motor works... and how many pneumatic pistons he used!
        lendersmith
        • 1 Year Ago
        @mawhalen53
        I would too. From the article, it sounds like 4 "rotors" with 64 pistons each. Looks a little like a Wankel engine.
          BahamaTodd
          • 1 Year Ago
          @lendersmith
          More like a multi-row radial engine.
      hboi18
      • 1 Year Ago
      Get into an accident in this and repair it the same day...
      Cool Disco Dan
      • 1 Year Ago
      Now that is cool. Cooler than Cool Disco Dan cool.
      Dark Gnat
      • 1 Year Ago
      Just don't crash it. You'll never find all of the pieces.
        karman876
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Dark Gnat
        Sure you will, just walk barefoot in the kitchen. Also looking under the couch will always turn up a couple of pieces.
      Joe Flatley
      • 1 Year Ago
      so Australians outsourced this to a foreign country because it was too expensive to piece together at home? That is hilarious. See ya Holden motors... by the way the Koreans and Chinese are opening factories in the USA now.
      Tael
      • 1 Year Ago
      this the 2016 Holden Commodore prototype
      Jarda
      • 1 Year Ago
      Powered by air? So how did the air get compressed?
        axiomatik
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Jarda
        with an air compressor? I don't understand your question. It's like asking "Powered by gasoline? How did the gasoline get refined?"
      carnut0913
      • 1 Year Ago
      okay, Im a huge lego fan, and like this, but if I have a spare $50K laying around for automotive pursuits (500K pieces x .10/pc) - I can think of a lot of things I would rather build/resto/... Maybe if I look at it from a Lego perspective instead of an automotive perspective?
        Patty Du
        • 1 Year Ago
        @carnut0913
        Your las words about looking or perhaps what you need is BROADEN you views and see how things have a beginning rather than live as things are now ... look beyond what we have and thing about the future!!
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      bK
      • 1 Year Ago
      That face on the wheel is genius.
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