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This year's motorsports season has nearly come to an end, and it's time to settle in for the long winter. If you need something to help stay busy, Lego is preparing an awesome-looking kit for endurance racing fans.

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Over 500,000 lego pieces went into the production of the car

Here's proof that growing up doesn't always means getting rid of your toys.

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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.

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A chap who calls himself "Sheepo" has a habit of making custom creations out of Lego bits. These aren't kits, these are the expressions of his own automotive imagination using traditional Lego and Lego Technic parts. His year so far seems mostly devoted to suspension builds and a Land Rover Defender, but his latest work is a Caterham Seven.

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We've heard it before: Kids today don't care about cars, and many are ambivalent about whether they will even drive or not. As hard as it might be to understand that mentality for some of us, it's a bigger problem for the automakers, who have lately been bending over backwards and jumping out of planes to appear relevant to young people.

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We've heard it before: Kids today don't care about cars, and many are ambivalent about whether they will even drive or not. As hard as it might be to understand that mentality for us, it's a bigger problem for the automakers, who have lately been bending over backwards and jumping out of planes to appear relevant to young people.

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Perhaps this is Ferrari's answer to the FIA's threat to move to standardized engines: standardized building blocks! What could be more fair than to have every team start out with their own huge package of LEGOs? The drivetrain could remain unique or might even be a LEGO V8, but each team would get a color-specific mega-pack of blocks to build their own bodywork. All parts must be used, but how you place them is up to you. The resulting cars would have the aerodynamics of a brick so maybe safety

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Click on the image for more shots of the LEGO V8 engine

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Click on the image for more shots of the LEGO V8 engine

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