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LEGO Car

Most people use LEGO bricks to either build a set model, or just smaller things that don't take up too much time, but 20-year-old Raul Oaida, a self-taught brick master, has built the world's first functional life-sized LEGO car. He used approximately 500,000 pieces and has "four orbital engines and a total of 256 pistons." Despite its top speed being 20-30 km, it'll still get you from point A to B, albeit a very slowly. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a real homemade backpack flamethrower.

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Crystal Mercedes

Daria Radionova, a 21-year-old student from Russia, has been attracting a lot of attention on the streets of London lately, thanks to her ultra luxurious Swarovski crystal-studded Mercedes CLS 350. You read that right, she spent a whopping £20,000 ($32,400 USD) to cover the saloon in a million Swarovski crystals. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Spyder F3

Think of Can-Am's Spyder F3 as a trike motorcycle hybrid. In addition to looking like something you'd see in movies, buyers are able to customize their vehicle with a plethora of options, including a UFit system, which allows for unique peg positions, handlebars, clothing and accessories. Continue reading for a point of view video, more pictures and additional information.

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Fake Lamborghini Diablo VT

Auto enthusiasts Wang Yu and Li Lintao from Beijing, China, have adored supercars since childhood, but as some already know, imported vehicles are heavily taxed in the country. So, they decided to build their own Lamborghini Diablo SV from scratch. It all started when the two friends returned home from studying mechanical engineering abroad in the UK and Germany. They began sourcing parts from China's version of eBay, Taobao Marketplace. One year and $227,000 USD later, the replica finally became a reality. It's powered by a Toyota-sourced V8 engine and can go from 0 to 60mph in 4.8 seconds, topping out at 192mph. Continue reading to see the entire build process from start to finish.

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Mercedes-Benz Truck

We have seen the future of big rigs, and they'll be able to drive themselves. Many truck drivers today, drudge through 10 hours behind the wheel eating unhealthy, but Mercedes-Benz wants to change that. Called the Mercedes-Benz Future Truck 2025, this sleek automobile boasts a "Highway Pilot" autonomous driving system that scans the road up ahead for any potential issues. Continue reading to see it in-action and for more information.

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BMW 328 Hommage

First unveiled in 2011, the BMW 328 Hommage combines elegant retro design with a modern sports car materials. Inspired by the original 328, this 2-seater boasts a carbon fiber reinforced plastic chassis, which helps keep the curb weight at just 1,720 pounds. Under the hood, you'll find a 3.0L V6 engine which pumps out 322hp and 332 lb-ft of torque. Continue reading for more images, another video and additional information.

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Car Life Hack

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Road trips can both be fun and stressful due to all the planning required. However, it doesn't have to be all that painful, thanks to these life hacks and tips. One of the most useful (if your car breaks down), would be to ask mechanics at auto shops to inspect a good part to see how they respond, before deciding on where to get it fixed. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of the ultimate dominoes setup made by bored nightshift workers at a supermarket.

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Foam Mercedes

This looks to be straight from a movie set, but it's actually a custom car in the making. An auto enthusiast from Lithuania decided that a standard Mercedes-Benz CLK just wasn't going to cut it. So, he decided to strip everything, add some extra parts, along with some massive wheels, and remake it into a one-of-a-kind luxury car of sorts. Continue reading to see the entire process.

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Motorcycle from Wrecked Car

When Frenchman Emile Leray became stranded in a Moroccan desert in 1993 with a non-drivable Citroen, he turned on his MacGyver instincts. This enterprising electrician would not be denied in his quest to find his way back home and singlehandedly rebuilt his Citreon into a makeshift motorbike. Simply put, his clever engineering involved converting the car's rear bumper into a faux seat, shortening the chassis, and placing the engine and gearbox in the middle to create a vehicle which somehow kept going long enough to transport him to safety. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of the first biker to successfully land a Tsunami Flip.

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Global XRS 7200

For those who love life on the road, but can't give up the luxuries of home, the Action Mobil Global XRS 7200 expedition vehicle combines six driven wheels of off-road fury with a luxuriously appointed living pod that has the look of a modern city apartment. In addition to the rear motorcycle lift, there's grained paneling, stone flooring, as well as a full kitchen, complete with a Gaggenau induction cooktop and a steam oven. Expect to shell out $1.1-million USD for a fully decked out model. Continue reading for more images and information.

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