The Super Awesome Micro Project was crowd funded via a single tweet by Sammartino back in February 2012 and forty Australian patrons backed the project.
The hot rod-inspired car was created with over 500,000 standard LEGO pieces. The wheels and some load-bearing parts were non-LEGO. It has four orbital engines and a total of 256 pistons, and can run for up to 20 to 30 km per hour. The car engine runs on air instead of gas.
The car was built in Romania and then shipped to a “secret location” in Melbourne, according to the project website.
The clip below shows the design team driving the LEGO car.
Images: Super Awesome Micro Project