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THE SHOP FLOOR PROJECT

STRANDBEEST KIT

£36.00

THE SHOP FLOOR PROJECT

STRANDBEEST KIT

£36.00

Product Details

A mini Strandbeest (Beach Animal) Kit by Theo Jansen.

(Please note this is the official artist boxed version with full instructions in English).

Original Artist's Edition (details below)

We are excited to launch these kits of Theo Jansen's large scale kinetic sculptures. 

Make your own Mini Strandbeest that walks with the wind or by hand. This model is made of plastic, includes illustrated and written instructions, and requires no special tools. Assembly time is approximately 90 minutes.

Assembled dimensions are: height (back of the beast): 11cm (4.3"), Height (top of propeller): 17cm (6.7"), Width: 13cm (5.1"), Length: 20cm (7.9")

Theo Jansen is an extraordinary Dutch artist. In 1990, he began building large mechanisms out of plastic tubes that are able to move on their own with simply the use of the wind. Collectively these works are known as Strandbeest which translates to 'beach animal' as all of his 'beests' live on the beach. The kinetic sculptures appear to walk and these animated works are intended to be a fusion of art and engineering. Jansen has said that "the walls between art and engineering exist only in our minds" and strives to equip his creations with their own artificial intelligence so they may avoid obstacles such as the sea, by changing course when detected.