How Many Legos Does it Take to Build a Drivable Car That Runs On Air? (Video)

Just over 500,000 actually. The car has 2 air-powered engines composed of 256 pistons (all made of legos), and a top speed around 12mph. The entire project took about 18 months to complete.

The project is the brainchild of an entrepreneur from Australia named Steve Sammartino, who used crowd-source funding (he tweeted: “Anyone interested in investing $500 – $1,000 in a project which is awesome and a world first tweet me. Need about 20 participants”) to make the project a reality.

When asked by the BBC if he plans to expand the fleet, Sammartino replied,

I’ve been up to my neck in Lego for four weeks and my fingers are still sore so I’m not keen on building another one just at the moment.”

Here’s a few more pictures of the car. Click an image to enlarge.


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