Walking “Beests”

September 6, 2010

Artist Theo Jansen makes these animated “animals” out of plastic tubes.ย  No motors, just wind power.

www.strandbeest.com/

mike

37 Comments

  1. mavmanc on September 14, 2010 at 8:54 am

    Absolutely brilliant! Inspired to make my own out of toilet role tubes but living in the UK means rain so will have to think about the soggy side!

  2. profire7 on September 10, 2010 at 11:44 am

    That is the coolest thing I ever saw.

  3. faintypainty on September 9, 2010 at 7:10 am

    Oh, is it from netherland, there lives a very popular artist, i donยดt know the name, he made art like this, very difficult sonstructions, but they work, much of new practical inventions are based of his idea!

  4. botanixvosmisotiy44 on September 8, 2010 at 7:56 am

    what is it?! it’s cool! ahhah!

  5. jenjithesnail on September 7, 2010 at 7:13 am

    I’m posting again to express my gratefulness that you introduced us to this man๐Ÿ˜›

    I started my first day doing A Level Art and we were asked to study structures and do an artist study on someone who works with structures… This has been a big help!๐Ÿ™‚

    So yeah, thanks!

  6. jagta on September 7, 2010 at 4:41 am

    That. Was. Amazing.

  7. orionwong on September 7, 2010 at 2:48 am

    OMG! This is awesome!! i want more these kind of posts plz xD

  8. souneik on September 7, 2010 at 1:07 am

    “ShinodaPrincess”, something about that amuses me but I can’t quite put my finger on what exactly. I wish all the creatures on earth were that simplistic and nice. ah haha, look at him go.

  9. lpmaria on September 7, 2010 at 12:55 am

    ัƒั…-ั‚ั‹!!!!ั‡ะตั€ั‚!ัั‚ะพ ะพั‡ะตะฝัŒ ะบั€ัƒั‚ะพ!!!=)

  10. dorito82 on September 6, 2010 at 9:50 pm

    That’s awesome! Watch out, Godzilla! haha

  11. silversmile13 on September 6, 2010 at 6:00 pm

    wow..rili cool..:)

  12. zahralp on September 6, 2010 at 5:03 pm

    how on earth!?

  13. slowlearner32 on September 6, 2010 at 4:01 pm

    Yeah, awesome. We won’t need cars anymore in the future, I guess.

  14. lplovei on September 6, 2010 at 3:31 pm

    Haha man that’s really cool. Must’ve took a lot of time and skill to make it though. Awesome Mike thanks for sharing!

  15. thegluelpfan on September 6, 2010 at 3:07 pm

    That is one the most amazing things I’ve ever seen!Damn…there are so many super creative people out there…

  16. melbapinckney on September 6, 2010 at 2:53 pm

    WOW! Man, that is awesome! I love it.

  17. pivotmap on September 6, 2010 at 2:25 pm

    i saw this on discovery channel! But it is awesome!๐Ÿ˜€

  18. Alexandra Nofi on September 6, 2010 at 12:22 pm

    I have seen this kind of work before. When I took 3 Dimensional Design in college, my teacher referenced these wind powered creatures. We then had to make our own kind of moving 3D sculpture (no clay allowed). I don’t have mine anymore, it got lost when I moved, but, I did this paper marionette dragon and you needed at least two people to pull the strings every which-way to make the body move. It took me HOURS upon HOURS to make it.

    I loved what one of my classmates did: She constructed a trap that, when you pushed a button, it would decapitate one of those “Bratz” dolls. Totally epic.

  19. jenjithesnail on September 6, 2010 at 12:19 pm

    This is just incredible! This man is amazing… he must of worked so hard to create and design these creatures!

    Thanks for sharing๐Ÿ™‚

  20. EpicLinkinPark on September 6, 2010 at 12:11 pm

    That is really amazing! Thanks for sharing Mike!

  21. justmeandmytime on September 6, 2010 at 12:04 pm

    awesome =)

  22. cctjehh on September 6, 2010 at 11:48 am

    awesome! ;D

  23. keineahnung84 on September 6, 2010 at 11:38 am

    that’s simply amazing O.O

  24. kathyxx on September 6, 2010 at 11:25 am

    These are awesome. I think i recall hearing about this artist before.

    Its especially looks weird when the beest has some sort of skin on it, like this rhinoceros http://vimeo.com/11150979

  25. machmallauter on September 6, 2010 at 11:15 am

    amazing…

  26. evooba on September 6, 2010 at 11:14 am

    Wow! That’s pretty clever and interesting! I love it when artists try to create something out of “garbage”. Besides recycled stuff can be used in art as well right?๐Ÿ™‚

  27. curlylp on September 6, 2010 at 10:49 am

    Man, this is awesome! Thanks for sharing this kind of videos. They are really interesting.๐Ÿ˜€

  28. 3infinity on September 6, 2010 at 10:40 am

    Woah!
    You gotta have some serious brains for that!

  29. luprunesti on September 6, 2010 at 10:38 am

    wooow, that’s nice!

  30. cezar_lp on September 6, 2010 at 10:38 am

    oh man, is amazing

  31. thomasbrablec on September 6, 2010 at 10:37 am

    Wow! That’s cool. I wonder if it’s remote controlled or automatic. I would NOT like to be the person to build it. It looks too difficult and complex.

  32. fatimalp on September 6, 2010 at 10:36 am

    whoaa this is amazing!๐Ÿ˜€ thanks for sharing Mike.

  33. aninhalp on September 6, 2010 at 10:34 am

    OMG!! Amazing!!! He is very intelligent and cares about the environment. This kind of recycling I’ve never seen. Thanks Mike!๐Ÿ™‚

  34. sirfrankphoenix on September 6, 2010 at 10:33 am

    Wow!

  35. Linkin Theorist on September 6, 2010 at 10:31 am

    Whoa, amazing! It definitely takes a lot of time to make one.

  36. LisaD82 on September 6, 2010 at 10:30 am

    That’s awesome.

  37. ~Shinodaprincess~ on September 6, 2010 at 10:30 am

    huh…

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