Denton’s no stranger to giant Lego builds, including a prior version of the go-kart. Yet he originally designed that go-kart for his nephew, who didn’t quite fit—and neither did he. (I can’t say I blame him for wanting to ride it, too.) So, it was back into CAD to figure out how to add length, incorporate a sliding seat and still fit on a 3.5-kilowatt electric motor.
Obviously, this isn’t just an enlarged version of the Lego kit anymore that’s only held together with snapped-together bricks. Because this has to support the weight of full-sized human butts, there are metal pins shoring up various connections between bricks. Bearings also help everything spin smoothly. Then, there’s the disc brakes and a custom-made bucket seat.