Full-Scale Driveable Lego Car Tested Successfully
Who said Lego bricks are just for kids? Surely, Steve Sammartino and Raul Oaida will disagree. These two mature savants were dead serious in completing their Lego car project. They actually turn to social media to ask for funds for their Super Awesome Micro Project (SAMP). And they were not disappointed because their supporters responded immediately.
In February 2012, Oaida and Sammartino started crowd funding their Super Awesome Micro Project (SAMP). Several months and more than $18,000 later, their Lego Car invention was finally completed. The Lego car was built with of over 500,000 Lego bricks and it was fitted with 4 tires, four orbital air-powered engines and a total of 256 pistons.
The yellow and black Lego car was built in Romania and was shipped to a Melbourne district for a test drive.
“We were scared of a Lego explosion, so we drove it slowly,” said the inventors. Also, “It’s a Hot Rod design, mainly because hot rods are cool,” Sammartino said.
The Lego Car inventors believe that their Super Awesome Micro Project (SAMP) is proof that eco-friendly technology is possible and it can serve as encouragement for new ideas.