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A jet-powered bike and a Lego car that runs on air? Yep.

A still from the short film Driving On Air, which was produced by The Adaptors and Aeon Magazine.
A still from the short film Driving On Air, which was produced by The Adaptors and Aeon Magazine.

This short video, from Aeon Magazine and The Adaptors podcast, profiles the young Romanian inventor, Raul Oaida.

Among Oaida's creations are a jet-powered bicycle (the schemes for which he found on Google) and an air-powered vehicle.

So, yeah, this video totally belongs on Getting There.

The bike is cool, but the vehicle, which is made from about 500,000 Lego pieces, is quite stunning. Its engine has 256 cylinders and 100,000 parts. It's not super fast, and falls apart while it goes, but still.

"We wanted to bring attention to air-powered cars," he said. "Most people have no idea that this stuff is actually out there."




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Nicholas Deshais
Joined The Spokesman-Review in 2013. He is the urban issues reporter, covering transportation, housing, development and other issues affecting the city. He also writes the Getting There transportation column and The Dirt, a roundup of construction projects, new businesses and expansions. He previously covered Spokane City Hall.

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