The Super Awesome Micro Project: A full sized Lego car, with an engine made from Lego that runs on air.
It is the brainchild of Melbourne entrepreneur and marketing guy Steve Sammartino (twitter @sammartino) and Raul Oaida (twitter @rauloaida), a self-taught teenage technology genius from Romania who Steve met on the internet.
Steve crowd funded it via twitter with a single tweet: https://twitter.com/sammartino/status…
Super Awesome Micro Project Factoids:
– The engine is made from standard Lego pieces and runs on air! – The engine has four orbital engines and a total of 256 pistons. – More than 500,000 LEGO pieces. – Top speed around 20-30km (We drive it slow as are scared of giant lego explosion) – Built in Romania and shipped to a secret location in Melbourne.
– It’s a Hot Rod design, mainly because hot rods are cool.