December 20, 2013
Life size Lego car runs on air!by Gareth Mankoo
I know a handful of people who would consider their lives worth living if they could conjure enough time and money to put together a real-life full-sized Lego car. But then, what’s so awesome about that, some may ask. Steve Sammartino and Raul Oaida have gone all out to develop a Lego car in all its full-sized glory that not only appears real but also works! Yes, this car can be driven around without collapsing or crumbling to bits (bricks). It took the duo 500,000 Lego bricks and 256 pistons to bring the crowd funded ‘Super Awesome Micro Project’ to reality. Around 40 Australian patrons funded the project. “The car was significantly damaged during shipping,” said Sammartino in an interview with an Australian podcast. “We were like, ‘Well it’s just Lego, we’ll snap the pieces back together,’ But it wasn’t that easy. The pieces were warped because it had gone across the Equator, pieces were freezing and heating up — it was worse than you’d think.”
The duo managed to amass $60,000 via crowd funding.
[Via – The-Verge]