Car Made From 500,000 Legos Runs on Compressed Air [video]
At some point in our childhood, we remember encountering a lego project that was so grand in scale, that we dared not attempt it. That was likely never a problem for 20-year-old Romanian Raul Oaida, who built a functioning, full-size car from 500,000 legos that runs on compressed air. So the car is not entirely made from legos. The tires, wheels, and some suspension components were more conventional, but the rest of the car– the remaining 500,000 parts– are all legos. Note that we didn’t include an engine in that list of mechanical parts, as the motivation for this vehicle is a compressed air engine, also made legos. VIDEO: Hyundai Veloster Turbo Goes Lego Racing
The engine is comprised of 256 diminutive pistons, which allows the lego-mobile to travel at speeds of 20-30 km/h (12.4-18.6 mph). Check out the video below, and you can see the amazing and intricate lego engine in action:
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If you think this is far-fetched for road cars, think again. Peugeot will start selling a car in 2015 that uses a hybrid drivetrain comprised of a conventional engine and compressed air. And it is thoughtful creators like Raul that continue to push the limits of engineering and imagination.
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