LEGO Scorching Rod: 500,000-Piece Working Replica Runs on Air
Report by Steph, filed under Autos & Mods in the Technological innovation class.
This scorching rod may well not be much quicker than a bicycle, but the reality that it runs at all is extraordinary provided that it’s made of 500,000 Lego bricks and is powered by air. Australian Steve Sammartino sent out a cryptic tweet asking likely investors to fund a mystery undertaking costing $500 – $,1000, and the ‘Super Awesome Micro Project’ was the end result.
Other than the Legos, the only components of the auto are a set of tires, gauges and a load-bearing frame. Think it or not, 4 orbital engines with 256 pistons totally produced with Legos propel the automobile with compressed air, getting it up to about 18 miles per hour.
The car could probably go more rapidly than that, but the creators were afraid of a “Lego explosion.” It was developed in Romania before becoming shipped to Australia for its debut on the street. “It’s a scorching rod design, largely because scorching rods are cool,” they include. See it in action over.