Strandbeest wooden model - Kit. Free Global Shipping

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Strandbeest wooden model - Kit. Free Global Shipping

800.00 SEK

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Arrives by Oct 4-6 if you order today.
Oct 4-6

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  • Handmade
  • Ships from a small business in

    Sweden

  • Materials: Baltic Birch Plywood, Paper, 4mm dowels, small piece of sandpaper

A beautiful wooden model kit that assembles into a wind driven Strandbeest that will walk on its own. A hand crank allows you to investigate the detailed movements of the 8 legs.

Here is a video of the completed model in action: https://youtu.be/RMRCFpnzgTk
Here is more information about the making of this kit: https://indukudesign.com/2017/06/02/induku-wooden-models-strandbeest/

The kit contains all the parts and a full color instruction booklet. The kit comes in a box that is 15 x 18 x 2 cm (6 x 7 x 0.8 inches).

When done you will have a Strandbeest that is 17 x 18 x 19 cm (6.7 x 7 x 7.5 inches).

The Strandbeest was developed by Theo Jansen. He used an evolutionary algorithm to optimize the movement of the legs. You can read more about him here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theo_Jansen

This is an awesome model that will not only provide joy during construction but will also teach a variety of engineering principles, such as gear ratios and bio-mechanical movement.

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The skill required to build this model is advanced.

A video with some instructions to make assembly easier is available here: https://youtu.be/ZMf3HDyvf7A

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Lowell Black Dec 3, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Beautifully designed, produced and packaged, I bought this as an anniversary present for a woodworking enthusiast who LOVED it. Very satisfying to construct and has pride of place in the shed!

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Eli Nov 19, 2018

4 out of 5 stars

The model was easy to snap together in a couple hours, and the instructions are excellent and easy to follow with good description and photos. I love it, a great model rendition of a strandbeest. Ignore the statement that glue is optional, it is absolutely necessary to glue some pieces due to the manufacturing tolerances not providing an adequate friction lock. In particular, all of the fan blades easily fall out with gravity. I also needed to glue the gears and short L-M cranks to the axles due to them occasionally slipping out of alignment as the model walked. Just be careful not to glue the wrong pieces together.

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Paige Parrish May 6, 2019

5 out of 5 stars

Beautifully well crafted, extremely thoroughly and intricately designed. Instructions were great and helpful too. Makes a wonderful gift for an "builder" or "maker" you might know.

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joshuawhitesnake Feb 6, 2019

5 out of 5 stars

Got this as a gift for my Dad, who loved building it, and now uses it to chase his dog around the house. Highly recommend for any modelers, builders, or beest fans

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Listed on Sep 23, 2021