What happens if you take 500,000 pieces of Lego and 256 pistons, then hand them over to Steve Sammartino and Raul Oaida? This fully functioning, life-size, air-powered Lego car is what.

With four orbital engines powering the massive lump of plastic bricks, the vehicle can hit speeds of up to 20mph. Styled to look like a hot rod, Sammartino and Oaida built the vehicle in Romania, but it's since been shipped to Melbourne.

They've taken it to the streets, but admit that they currently "drive it slow as are scared of giant lego explosion." Which is understandable. But the sheer excitement of riding in a car made entirely from Lego must surely go some way in compensating for that. [Super Awesome Micro Project]