If you’ve ever needed an excuse to buy a 3D printer, let this be the one.

YouTuber Matt Denton recently 3D printed an entire LEGO ‘vintage’ Technic kit (#1972—released in 1985) scaled up to a full-sized go-kart. Yes—we’re talking modeling and printing all 98 pieces including the tires.

With nearly 170 hours of printing time (and more than a few fistfuls of filament) Denton created each and every part on his FDM 3D printer for his lucky nephew—who luckily enough gets to help his awesome uncle assemble it piece by piece:

Also check out Denton dismantling the kit to further discuss the details of how he built and printed some of the trickier parts:

LEGOS. 3D Printing. Go-Karts. Could there possibly be a better combination?

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Simon is a Brooklyn-based industrial designer and Managing Editor of EVD Media. When he finds the time to design, his focus is on helping startups develop branding and design solutions to realize their product design vision. In addition to his work at Nike and various other clients, he is the main reason anything gets done at EvD Media. He once wrestled an Alaskan alligator buzzard to the ground with his bare hands… to rescue Josh.