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Full-size Lego hot rod hits the road

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Josh Rowe

Well, at least it won’t be tough to find parts.

A pair of enthusiasts from Romania and Australia who met over the internet have built a full-size Lego, and it actually works.

Constructed from over 500,000 Lego bricks, the hot rod style roadster is powered by four orbital engines comprised of a total of 256 Lego air pistons that can propel it to a top speed of nearly 20 mph.

It’s not 100 percent Lego, however. Wheels, tires and some chassis parts were clearly added to make it structurally sound, but they stayed as true to the idea of a Lego car as possible.

The unique project was crowdfunded via a tweet that garnered 40 patrons who contributed a total of about $25,000.