This Car Made Of Lego Bricks Has A Top Speed Of 30 km/h

Romanian tech prodigy Raul Oaida, 20, used more than 500,000 standard Lego pieces to construct the vehicle.

1. The hot rod was the brainchild of Raul and Melbourne-based entrepreneur and marketer Steve Sammartino.

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2. Here it is in action.

The project was crowd funded, after Sammartino sent out a tweet which said: “Interested in investing $500 - $1,000 in a project which is awesome and a world first tweet me. Need about 20 participants.”

3. The car was constructed in the Oaida family garage in in Hunedoara, 400 km away from Bucharest, before being shipped to a secret location in Melbourne, Australia.

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Sammarino told the BBC: “What I am is a technology enthusiast and I wanted to show what is possible when you crowd-fund an idea and use young talented people. I met this crazy Romanian teenager on the web and we came up with the idea but I knew that I couldn’t afford to fund it,”

4. It took 18 months to build, and features four orbital engines and 256 pistons.

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5. And it runs on compressed air.

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6. The young Romanian designer is making a name for himself online, having previously built a jet engine-powered bicycle.

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7. He’s also sent a Lego shuttle 35,000 km into space on a helium balloon.

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Alan White is a news editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.
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