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Saturday, 25 January 2014

A world first!

 



We have a new world first! Here at Toyday, we are huge Lego fans, so we could not be more excited to hear about the worlds first drive-able Lego car!

 

The Super Awesome Micro Project


Named "the super awesome micro project" Australian entrepreneur Steve Sammartino and self-taught technology guru Romanian Raul Oaida used social networking site Twitter to "crowdfund" this unique project. This started with a simple request from Sammartino in February of 2012, asking for contributions of between $500 and $1,000 from 20 participants. In the end, about 40 people in total ended up funding the project - like us, I guess there are lots of Lego fans around the world!

Test Drive


According to the inventors' website, the car can reach a top speed of 18 mph and was built in Romania, before being sent to a location out in the suburbs of Melbourne, Australia.

"We were scared of a Lego explosion, so we drove it slowly," explained the inventor's.

Believe it or not, even the engine is made entirely of Lego! With "four orbital engines and a total of 256 pistons,", the only parts of the car not made of the plastic block toys are the tires and some load-bearing elements.

No age limit for building fun!


Well this proves it. Lego really is fun for all ages! We sell a range of Lego compatible blocks which can be found on our site and in our Totnes and Looe shops. Check out my personal favourite, our Fire engine building bricks.

Start them out young and in 20 years - who knows what they will be ready to create!

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