Design

Drivable LEGO Hot Rod Runs on Air

April 30, 2015

Since about age 3 our interest in anything LEGO related hasn't really gone away and this drivable LEGO Hot Rod is no exception. The Super Awesome Micro Project is: A car made of Lego, that drives, has an engine made from Lego which runs on air. (wheels and some load bearing elements are non-Lego)

It is the brainchild of Melbourne entrepreneur and marketing guy Steve Sammartino and Raul Oaida, a 20-year-old self-taught technology genius from Romania who Steve met on the internet. He crowd funded the project via a single tweet. Forty Australian patrons stumped up the cash and backed Steve’s idea after reading equally quirky pretend prospectus.

More than 500,000 LEGO pieces were used.

-The car engine is made from standard Lego pieces and runs on air!
-The engine has four orbital engines and a total of 256 pistons.
-Top speed is not very fast, around 20-30km (We were scared of a lego explosion so we drove it slowly)
-It was built in Romania and shipped to a secret location in suburban Melbourne.
-It’s a Hot Rod design, mainly because hot rods are cool.