Matt Denton of Mantis Hacks has been working on a LEGO-inspired go-kart made with larger than life 3D-printed plastic bricks. After countless hours on the project, he’s ready to take his creation for a test drive. You can check out the full series of build videos here.
THE BEST Go-karts
It seems as if the primitive design of Tesla’s Cybertruck makes it fairly easy to replicate, so this one resourceful dad decided to build his kid a Cybertruck body for his electric go kart. Just for fun, he let the kid use it to tow his Mercedes-Benz R-Class MPV. It also does a mean J-turn.
Mobility company Segway’s Ninebot division presents a tricked-out version of its Gokart. Its electric motors make more than 70 lb-ft of torque with a top speed of 23 mph. It has a handbrake and drift assist mode, drift-optimized tires, a rear wing, and more. Maximum acceleration is 1.02G – about 1.5x the previous model.
We’ve spent some time hooning about on the ice in high-powered sports cars, but these guys in Russia show that it doesn’t take a big budget to enjoy ice driving. With tiny studded tires and some 250cc engines, ripping around on a frozen river in go karts looks like a massive amount of fun.
Designed for use by snow resorts, this unique electric vehicle from Austria is basically the winter equivalent of a go kart. With its lower operating speeds and low center of gravity, it’s more beginner-friendly than a snowmobile, and looks like a fun way to spend some time when you’re not hitting the slopes.
Have one of those self-balancing, two-wheeled hoverboards? The HyperGoGo transforms any hoverboard into into a working go kart. It adds an adjustable chassis, racing seat, steering wheel, lever control, shocks, front wheels, and disc brakes. Since it folds down small you can even fit it in your car trunk.
We’ve seen several life-size vehicles built from LEGO bricks, but most of them look as costly and complicated as the real cars they’re based on. The guys at LEGO remote-control maker BuWizz built something more down to earth – a working LEGO go-kart that can hold a human rider. It’s not fast, but it’s still nifty. (Thanks Rob!)
Grind Hard Plumbing Co. took a Barbie Power Wheels Mustang and hopped it with a Honda dirt bike engine up so its power and speed match its muscle car looks. Sure, it’s basically a go-kart with a plastic body now, but it’s still awesome and we want to take it for a ride.
All that remains from the Disney Princess Power Wheels Jeep is its pink plastic shell, but The Grind Hard Plumbing Co.’s latest build is simply awesome. The tricked out one-seater now has a 50hp CRF 450 dirt bike engine, and an off-road suspension, making for tons of fun in the dirt.
High speed drone flyer jab1a convinced the guys at Exeter, UK track RaceWorld Karting to let him fly his quadcopter around and chase down their staff as they raced on their indoor track. The resulting footage is exhilarating and puts you right in the middle of the action.
This motorized replica of Luke’s iconic X-34 Landspeeder is the perfect vehicle for Star Wars kiddies. It drives at speeds up to 5 mph, and provides the illusion of hovering thanks to its blacked-out bottom. Max weight is 130 lb, so unless you’re a small adult, don’t even.