Lego car hits the bricks in Australia
SYDNEY (REUTERS) - It's the stuff children dream about but a crowd-sourced project by an Australian man and a Romanian teenager has made driving a car built with 500,000 Lego bricks a reality.
The life-sized two-seater has a top speed of 30 kmh and is powered by four orbital engines with 256 pistons - all made of Lego - that run on compressed air.
The car was designed by entrepreneur Steve Sammartino and Romanian tech guru Raul Oaida through a crowd-funding venture via Twitter.
"I wanted to do something interesting that shows there are a myriad of possible innovations for cars. We wanted to be an example to open people's minds," Mr Sammartino told Australian media. "It's something the car industry needs."