18 December 2018

Theo Jansen's Strandbeests (kinetic sculptures)

Via within the crainium.

Reposted from 2011 to add this remarkable new video:

And here's some good news for readers searching for gifts for children or spouses who have an engineering bent:  model strandbeests are available as kits, and can be propelled by a human breath.


  1. I've seen these creatures before, I've never actually seen an interview of the creator before. They are amazing contructs, and the figuring out how they would have to move on their own must have been a challenge.

    Kinda makes you wonder what life on other planets might look like.

  2. Theo Jansen is the bestest! I love his calm "don't mind me while I make awesome stuff" frivolity: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=75Z7-gmd_qk.


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