Josh Rowe/Super Awesome Micro Project

The engine runs on air! 

The classic hot rod just got the LEGO treatment.

Steve Sammartino and Raul Oaida met over the Internet and teamed up to crowd-fund the construction of a 500,000 piece, driveable car.

Some non-LEGO elements were used for wheels and load bearing. The LEGO car was built in Romania and has now been shipped to a "secret location in suburban Melbourne."

As you'll see in the video below, it's not the fastest of transportation options. But a maximum speed of 20-30 km/hr is not too bad for a car running on empty air.

(h/t Gizmodo

All images courtesy of John Rowe for Super Awesome Micro Project

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