Raul Oaida, an inventor in Romania, built a fully-functioning car out of Lego toy plastic bricks.
Oaida recently appeared in a video (below) to explain why he built this real toy car in 2013.
Uproxx.com notes that entrepreneur Steve Sammartino helped provide financial help by calling out for investors on Twitter on 2012, "Anyone interested in investing $500-$1000 in a project which is awesome & a world first tweet me. Need about 20 participants... #startup."
According to The Daily Dot, Sammartino and Oaida raised $20,000 to build the Lego car, which "features (more) than 500,000 pieces, runs on compressed air, travels 20 kilometers (12.4 miles) per hour, and has a piston-driven engine with 256 cylinders, which he said was the hardest part to build."