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This Lego-Like Realistic Mini-V8 Engine Is Meant for Gearheads, but It Has a Small Problem
Who doesn’t love a V8, right? Well, there might be a couple of people out there that argue spiritedly against fossil fuel-powered vehicles. But if you have a friend, a relative, or a very cool and helping coworker that’s into cars and everything about them, here’s how you could surprise them.

This Lego-Like Realistic Mini-V8 Engine Is Meant for Gearheads, but It Has a Small Problem

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Choosing a proper gift for someone you like is not easy. It requires knowing the person, making sure you get them something that won’t be too cheap or too expensive, and it takes time – sometimes too much.

Similarly, getting something for yourself that will help you escape the monotony of day-to-day life can be challenging.

Fortunately, we might provide you with a good idea.

V8s have long been an integral part of the American car culture. Some of these engines turned kids into gearheads and parents into mechanics. But what they did best was to provide enough power, good sound, and a great driving feel. These magnificent units turned into a reason to keep progressing for engineers and businesses. From 4.0-liter to 6.2-liter or even 9-liter V8 engines to mechanisms that were modded beyond belief, this type of power unit transformed how car guys and gals relate to their means of transport or show cars.

So, what can you get someone that’s heavily invested in this kind of stuff and has an important moment or an anniversary of some kind coming up? Well, what about a mini engine that seems to be derived from Lego’s best manufacturing dream?Small, yet meaningful
The DjuiinoStar Vehicle Engine Model Assembly Kit costs $799.99 on Amazon (non-affiliate link) and comes with over 350 components. According to the seller, it takes around three hours to assemble. The cool part is that the most important components are made from metal, while the rest of them are rubber and plastic. It could provide a realistic feeling to someone that’s into making cool things from scratch.

If you don’t like to shop on Amazon, then there’s also an alternative that, happily, is cheaper.

Non-model builders might argue this product is way too expensive for what it offers. Admittedly, there are real cars that go for less than what this model engine costs. However, the experience of assembling something like a mini-V8 and making sure it works can be quite satisfactory. It’s up to you to decide if a product like this can be a good addition to one of your shelves or an intriguing gift for a loved one.

The good news is that it’s also available as a four-cylinder model for $499.99. This one could be a cool option to consider if you know someone that, for example, loves Ford’s 2.3-liter Ecoboost. Considering this model engine is on track to become a popular product, you could also try to search the internet for discounts and/or coupons. You could end up finding a code that will shave off at least $50.You need to think about it
But there’s a problem. Both the model eight-cylinder and four-cylinder work and moving parts behave like those on a real engine, but the “fuel” they consume is electricity. The person you’re going to give this as a gift will have to use batteries. Technically, this turns the engine into a miniature electric motor.

Gearheads, mechanics, or people that have attention to detail will also see that the pistons don’t have the all-important rings – and that’s a red flag for someone who has built or seen an engine taken apart.

So, you should properly assess the situation if you’re going to buy the tiny V8 or the four-cylinder as a gift. Maybe they’ll be happy about not having to deal with changing the oil now and then, right? Or buying gas, for that matter.

But if you think of getting it for yourself to have something to do in your spare time, then you should make sure you get a discount first. Usually, Amazon and other sellers often have monthly promotions and special offers. Disconnecting from our daily worries is a good thing to do for our health and wellbeing, even though in cases like this it could be pricey.

If you’re worried about the instructions inside the package being insufficiently clear, then we’ve found this video from someone that’s truly dedicated to model building. This person’s experience and strategy can be of great help in case you get stuck at any point. But, for the best experience, it would be wise to start all by yourself and discover all the intriguing parts a V8 miniature replica has.

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Editor's note: This article has not been sponsored or supported by a third party, nor does autoevolution earn referral money from this story.


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