3 Cool Rubber-band Powered LEGO® Cars You Can Build

I’ve been making LEGO® cars for quite a while now, and something that has piqued my interest for a while now is unusual powers sources for the cars I make.  One of the first things I came across were rubber-band powered cars.  In this article, I’ll go through a few of the ones I’ve found to be quite enjoyable, that you can also build at home.

The first car is a rubber-band car based on the LEGO® EDU Renewable Energy Set by The Technic Gear LEGO Reviews.  It involves a simple spring action lever design with gears that is quite easy to reset.

Next, we have a cute DIY Rubber-band car with a Batman theme by Toys”R”Us.  This simple design has a wind-up mechanism, as opposed to the lever mechanism of the first car.

Finally, we have a variation of the levered rubber band car by Yoshihito ISOGAWA.  This is a larger version of the first car, with more leverage and gearing to help it go further.

While most LEGO®-based therapy programs are aimed at small children, we run LEGO® build sessions for people aged 15 years and older with mild to moderate intellectual disabilities.  During the 10 week program, we’ll be building cars like the ones in this article and racing them against each other.

Contact us for more information on our after school LEGO® build sessions, or click here for more information.