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19/12/2013 05:41 GMT

Lego Car Actually Runs And Is Possibly The Greatest Thing Of 2013

This is a car. Made of Lego. And it actually runs.

The story of how it came to be is quite remarkable. Last February, Australian, Steve Sammartino, sent out a single tweet asking for investors in a crazy project.

Forty people responded and next thing he was shipping 500,000 Lego bricks to Romania where 20-year-old Raul Oaida assembled the beast.

Obviously the wheels are rubber and some non-Lego load-bearing pieces were needed but we'll allow them that.

The really incredible thing is the engine which consists of 256 Lego pistons and runs on compressed air.

It can do a pretty respectable 20mph.

Oh, and it's called the "Super Awesome Micro Project". Which is awesome.