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About

Super Awesome Micro Project is: A car made of Lego, that drives, has an engine made from Lego which runs on air. (wheels and some load bearing elements are non-Lego)

It is the brainchild of Melbourne entrepreneur and marketing guy Steve Sammartino (@sammartino) and Raul Oaida (@rauloaida), a 20-year-old self-taught technology genius from Romania who Steve met on the internet.

He crowd funded the project via a single tweet:

Forty Australian patrons stumped up the cash and backed Steve’s idea after reading equally quirky pretend prospectus.

Listen to Steve & Raul discuss the Super Awesome Micro Project a few days before the test drive on Beers, Blokes & Business podcast.

Super Awesome Micro Project Factoids

  • More than 500,000 LEGO pieces were used.
  • The car engine is made from standard Lego pieces and runs on air!
  • The engine has four orbital engines and a total of 256 pistons.
  • Top speed is not very fast, around 20-30km (We were scared of a lego explosion so we drove it slowly)
  • It was built in Romania and shipped to a secret location in suburban Melbourne.
  • It’s a Hot Rod design, mainly because hot rods are cool.

For more info contact Steve

Steve Sammartino

Steve Sammartino

Twitter: @sammartino
Email: steve {at} superawesomemicroproject {dot} com
Ph: +61 438 779 566

HD Video available upon request

Super Awesome Micro Project Pictures

Taken by patron Josh Rowe, cleared for use by media in our photo gallery from video shoot.