Life Size Drivable Lego Car

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The first drivable Lego car, known as the Super Awesome Micro Project, was built in Romania and delivered to a location in the suburbs of Melbourne, Australia, where the car was test-driven, according to the inventors’ websitesuperawesomemicroproject.com.

Even the engine is made of Lego’s, which has “four orbital engines and a total of 256 pistons,” and only the tires and some load-bearing elements are not made of the Lego’s and that “We were scared of a Lego explosion, so we drove it slowly,” they said on their website.

The inventors of the Lego car are Australian entrepreneur Steve Sammartino and Romanian Raul Oaida, a self-taught technology guru who met when Sammartino accepted a Skype request from Oaida, who was interested in meeting an astronaut whom Sammartino knew, reported the Daily Mail.

The project was crowd funded through Twitter, starting with a request from Sammartino in February 2012, asking for contributions of $500 to $1,000 from 20 participants and ended up getting 40 people to fund the project USA Today reported.

“I’m teaching him about business and he’s teaching me a bit about physics. It’s a really nice mash-up,” Sammartino told the Daily Mail.