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Screenshot: Marc W. Zak (YouTube)

For those of you who enjoy hands-on arts and crafts, I have something awesome to show you. It’s a full-scale BMW M10 engine, made completely out of cardboard. And the details on the thing are staggering.


Marc W. Zak, the man who built the cardboard engine, uploaded both a walk around and an assembly time-lapse to YouTube recently. He said that the build took him about a year to complete.

I wasn’t sure how he made some of the more abnormal shapes. As it turns out, it was just putting together a lot of smaller parts.


I think I’ve spent probably the same amount of time playing video games that Zak spent making this engine. And at the end it, all I have are regrets and he has a kickass cardboard engine model. It’s clear who made out better here.

Writer at Jalopnik and consumer of many noodles.

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It’s as drivable, and more complete than most SEMA cars.