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Theo Jansen's Strandbeest

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The Strandbeest is here and it is ready for you. This miniature version of Theo Jansen’s larger creation is known as the Animarus Ordis Parvus and is a masterpiece that moves using only the power of wind.

  • $69.00
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Jansen is a Dutch artist who builds walking kinetic sculptures that he calls a new form of life. These sculptures known as Strandbeests are an integration of art and engineering that under Jansen have been evolving since 1990. Made almost completely of plastic this Strandbeests’ natural habitat is the beach and walks through the sand with ease because of what is known as the Jansen linkage. The Jansen linkage is the system incorporated by the Strandbeest to move itself. Jansen has described the linkage to possess 11 dimensions that culminate in the desired footprint of each different Strandbeest and is the reason why they move so fluidly.

This kit contains everything you need to assemble the Animarus Ordis Parvus (Strandbeest). After construction you will not only be able to enjoy the mechanical nature of the device but also admire the artful beauty behind the whole process.

Strandbeest size: 190 x 100 x 120mm (not including fan)

Packaging size: 380 x 215 x 36mm


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