Imagine you had a dream to build a life size car out of Lego complete with an air-fueled engine.
Now imagine you have that dream, but you are a teenager living in Romania. You start to add up what it takes
– More than 500,000 LEGO pieces.
– Time and money to build this thing, after all you are self-taught.
– The creation of an engine with four orbital engines and a total of 256 pistons.
As my kids said “that would take for ages to build”
Introducing the Super Awesome Micro Project!
Steve crowd-funded it via twitter with a single tweet asking for 20+ people to help Raul’s dream come true: https://twitter.com/sammartino/status…
I responded and Steve rang me to describe the crazy plan. Was I in? You betcha. It’s not often that I put money into a project – especially to someone I had never met in person, with no guarantees of a final working product – but I love technology, I love innovation, and I love partnering with a self-taught teenage genius who wants to bring creativity to life! A total of 40 patrons joined in the plan to hatch a very different kind of creative idea. Raul built the Hot Rod by himself in a (cold) shed in Romania and Steve went to great lengths to supply Raul with truckloads of Lego and arrange for the car to come to a secret location in Melbourne.
He had an idea. He asked. He delivered. Well done Raul and Steve!
(me with Raul in Melbourne recently. What a champ this kid is!)