- A working Lego-V8-engine.

Guy Builds V8-Engine with Lego - and it Actually works

You Can Make Anything with Lego. Even A working V-8-Engine, as some Crazy Tinker proves.

4y ago

Lego - a toy that's secretly bought and played with by middle-aged men - can be used to build practically anything. The most current proof for this is a project done by a Lego-enthusiast, who put together a V-8-engine from Lego-pieces. What's so special about that? Well, the engine actually works.

Just another Brick in the.. Engine?

As the Lego-Tribe on Drivetribe reports, a tinker known as "Barman" made this happen. He used an electric motor to power the engine and a 9V train speed regulator as throttle control. The layout of the engine on its whole is geared to a standard American V-8. You can read all about the parts in detail on the forums of eurobricks.com:

More pictures are available from Barman's account at brickshelf.com:

If you want to marvel this excellent piece of creative Lego-building, you can watch this video of the engine in action:

What do you think about this model? Let us know in the comments down below...

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Comments (16)

  • No. It doesn't "work". It can move yes but it doesn't generate a single watt of power...

      4 years ago
    • The man has a point, since there is no combustion can generate power as meant to real engine blocks, but for educational purposes works fine... Lego is no meant to do conventional engines para may someday can't create an electric engine made...

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        2 years ago

      4 years ago
    • How is that 'Bullshit Hype' what were you expecting, it's exactly what the headline advertises

        4 years ago
    • Bullshit. It doesn't work. It can move, but doesn't work as the article clad.

        4 years ago
  • Turning the wrong way

      4 years ago
  • That's hype

      4 years ago
  • It's not an American V8, it has quad cams!

      4 years ago
    • True dat, yank v8's are single cam push-rod jobbies for the most part.

        4 years ago
    • The epitome of Ford engine development in the 1960s (1964 to be exact) was the lightweight 255-cube Indy V8. Developed over time and with much trial and error, the unit for 1964 featured a unique aluminum block and DOHC heads that developed...

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        3 years ago