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Called the Super Awesome Micro Project, the Lego car was conceived by Steve Sammartino of Melbourne and constructed in Romania by Raul Oaida.
The build, which took 20 months to complete, was crowdfunded by 40 patrons to the tune of $22,000. While the car consists of more than 400,000 Lego pieces, the diminutive plastic brick was replaced by other materials for some of the key, load-bearing components, such as the tires and wheels -- and for things like gauges, which are rather hard to build out of Lego.
The most amazing part of the Lego car is the engine. It is made entirely of Lego and runs on compressed air.
The power comes from four separate orbital engines, each equipped with 64 cylinders and pistons.
The car is said to attain a speed of 20 miles per hour.