Artist Lyle Rowell combined bits of cars and motorcycles to create Lrry-1, an animal-shaped vehicle that breathes fire as it stomps through the streets of Italy.

Rowell spent four months and $5000 constructing Lrry-1, which runs on a 26-horsepower Citroën engine and is made of BMW and Suzuki motorcycle frames. Rowell says the 1,900-pound robo-beast's shape is meant to be part donkey, part raptor, but as it lumbers through Lowell's hometown of Rimini, Italy, it evokes visions of a wingless dragon, spewing propane-fueled fire from its head and tail.

You Built What!? Lrry, A Fire Breathing Robo-Beast [Popular Science]