Video: Inventor builds two-seat air-power Lego car
The engine is a self designed 256-cylinder power plant arranged in four radial banks, and can propel the car up to speeds of 35 km/h
Romanian inventor Raul Oaida has built an eco-friendly car made from Lego toy pieces.
The car seats two, and is powered by compressed air. The air feeds an engine of Oaida's own design - a 256 cylinder power plant arranged in four radial banks - in much the same way as classic aeroplane engines were. The engine consists of 100,000 parts and can propel the car up to around 35 km/h.
The entire car is built from around 500,000 Lego bricks, and while it may never gain approval for production, Oaida says limited means needn't necessarily limit imagination or desire to create. He explained that mass produced of air powered cars was not a fantasy, and unlike electric cars that require lengthy charge times, refuelling a compressed air car was fast and limitless. There are downsides: Oaida says the car isn't the most robust; "it feels like it's about to fall apart at any minute, and there's a trail of Lego everywhere you go".
Oaida has also sent a toy rocket ship into space, and built his own rocket-propelled bicycle. When asked where he sees himself in 10 years, Oaida said he hoped to be living in space.