A Lego Motor Blowing Up At High RPMs Is Oddly Satisfying
August 11th, 2017
LEGO’s Technic series is actually a pretty cool setup. It has all kinds of mechanical parts that range from gears to levers to pistons and crankshafts. The sets are perfect for gearheads who want to tinker with something.
The guys in this video decided to build a few model engines and spin them up with an electric motor to see just how much stress they can handle before blowing apart. It starts with a replica of a Honda four-cylinder, attached to the motor. The engine looks pretty lifelike, considering everything is made from plastic. The revs slowly increase as the small pistons pump faster inside the small plastic cylinders. Although we don't know exactly what RPM this thing is turning, it's obviously getting up there when everything lets go, causing pistons and other engine pieces go flying. Then, the guys double up on the piston count, building a replica V8 and put it through the same test. Check it out on PowerNationTV.com
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This week Katie’s cohost is three time world drift champion, founder of RTR and self proclaimed professional fun haver Vaughn Gittin, Jr. He’s here to get you amped up for the Power Stop Ultimate Mustang sweepstakes where you can enter for a chance to win an awesome 2017 Ford Mustang. Built by Marc and Tommy in Detroit Muscle with a lot of help and parts from RTR and Vaughn. They installed a Vortec supercharger on the factory five liter that now makes a little under 700 horse to the rear wheels. It has Ford Performance rear axles and RTR grill, grill lights, front chin and the rare Spec-5 Wide Body Kit. And of course it will all stop courtesy Power Stop Track Day pads. Also Power Stop Brand Manager Kris Miller will drop by and as he said: “It’s the best car we’ve ever built!” Vaughn has autographed the dash so now all you have to do is enter.