It's not made completely out of Lego bricks — if you watch the video, there are some gauges in there, and probably a few other things — but it's still a car, made with 500,000+ Legos, that actually drives. Holy crap.

The car was crowdfunded and assembled by "Melbourne entrepreneur and marketing guy" Steve Sammartino and "self-taught teenage technology genius from Romania who Steve met on the internet" Raul Oaida. Here are the specs:

• The engine is made from standard Lego pieces and runs on air!

• The engine has four orbital engines and a total of 256 pistons.

• More than 500,000 LEGO pieces.

• Top speed around 20-30km (We drive it slow as are scared of giant lego explosion)

• Built in Romania and shipped to a secret location in Melbourne.

• It's a Hot Rod design, mainly because hot rods are cool.

The "giant Lego explosion" referred to above is because the engine is running on compressed air, which means if the Lego bricks that make it don't hold together... boom, the engine explodes and a 2x4 Lego brick shoots straight through your skull. But that risk is a small price to pay for putting humanity on a path where we can assemble all our own vehicles in our homes, and for that, Melbourne entrepreneur and marketing guy and self-taught teenage technology genius from Romania, we salute you.

And I know exactly where these guys should drive this thing.

[Via Neatorama]