A car built almost entirely of Legos can reach speeds of 12-17 miles per hour running on an engine powered by air.
Raul Oaida, a 20-year-old Romanian Lego genius, is just a little more ambitious. He's built a full-scale Lego hot rod that actually drives (although at a relatively slow pace, 12-17 mph, thanks to the fragility of the construction).
The project began in April 2012 -- not long after Oaida launched a Lego shuttle into space -- when Oaida's partner, Melbourne-based entrepreneur Steve Sammartino, reached out via Twitter and raised tens of thousands of dollars (PDF) from 40 fellow entrepreneurs to fund the project.
"I built it once, so I knew I could fix anything that would be broken on it," Oaida said.
Oaida and Sammartino are, for the time being, done with Lego, but they're certainly not done working together on projects. Stay tuned to Oaida's and Sammartino's Twitter feeds to stay in the loop, and check out the Super Awesome Micro Project Web site for more info on the car.