This Guy Built A Full-Size Lego Car That Runs 100% On Air

By : Sam Ridgway |


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One absolute genius has managed to build the world’s first full-size Lego car that runs completely on compressed air. Did we mention he was a genius?

Raul Oaida is only 20-years-old, but his invention is taking the internet by storm. And rightly so. His compressed air-powered vehicle has space for two passengers and can hit a top speed of 20mph. Although I imagine it would be completely written off if even slightly bumped.


Dubbed the ‘Super Awesome Micro Project’, the Lego car took almost two years to complete with the help of around 40 donators from a crowdfunding site. But the $22,000 that was pledged was definitely put to good use. The car consists of over 500,000 Lego pieces.

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However, the most impressive part of this vehicle is the engine. Built out of, you guessed it, Lego, the heart of the car consists of four separate orbital engines that are each equipped with 64 cylinders and pistons. 256 pistons, to be exact, which are driven by a rather mysteriously placed canister of compressed air. But that’s enough words for now, the video does all the talking…

You have impressed us, Raul Oaida. Now swing this thing by the office, because we want a test drive.