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Theo Jansen’s Kinetic Beasts

Dutch artist Theo Jansen creates “lifelike” kinetic structures using plastic tubes and lemonade bottles.

Not a product you can buy, not sure what practical use, not sure what else I can say, but I think it’s cool and hope you will too. So sit back and enjoy. :)  Watch the video after the jump.

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  • Ronald February 7, 2012, 9:10 am

    Thanks for sharing.
    Wonderful things he’s building.
    What a joy to see them walking.

    The old-days daisy wheel printer or matrix line printer were far more fun to watch then a now-a-days laserprinter.
    It’s just fun to see things moving.

  • Jerry Vandesic February 7, 2012, 4:24 pm

    You actually can buy it, in miniature. The Japanese magazine Gakken included a mini strandbeest kit in issue number 30 in 2011. You can pick up a copy at Amazon (US or JP) as well as from the publisher. The cost is about $80. Mine came last week and I have already started building it.

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