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Strandbeest Model Kit

# 1822

Experience artificial life first-hand.

Learn all about the amazing invention called the Strandbeest - its history, evolution, and its creator - and then follow along with highly detailed instructions to build one of your own.

What is a Strandbeest? - It's a creature, created by Dutch physicist-turned-artist Theo Jansen, that's made of plastic pipes and is powered by the wind.

Self-moving and walking with astonishing fluidity, it's almost a living creature. And thanks to Jansen's continuous innovation, it even evolves to adapt to its environment.

Travel to the Netherlands with a fascinating interview with Theo Jansen himself. Trace its amazing evolution throughout the years since its creation in 1990.

Complete with all the materials you need and packed with fascinating pictures and information, the Jr. Scientist Strandbeest Model Kit inspires true innovation in the most imaginative minds on our planet: Children.

Jr. Scientist Strandbeest Model Kit

  • Book and instructions to build a working Strandbeest
  • Encourages reading skills, logic, an interest in science and engineering
  • Self-moving machines boggle and inspire children's minds
  • Read about what Strandbeest is, how it was created, how it has evolved
  • Read an interview with Theo Jansen himself - the creator of Strandbeest
  • Instructions for building highly detailed, easy to follow
  • Includes book, 12 lower triangles, 12 upper triangles, 12 large connecting rods, 12 small single-action rods, 8 frames, 12 small connecting rods, 12 large single-action rods, 2 crankshafts, large cogwheel, small cogwheel, 13 rubber feet, 6 stoppers, cogwheel shaft, flange, double-sided tape, small tube, large tube, rubber band, short shaft, 2 long shafts, rotating shaft, 5 blades, wind turbine base
  • Highly detailed instructions included
  • Required from home: Scissors or utility knife
  • Durable paperback binding with storage space for building materials
  • Materials are strong, durable, long-lasting 
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Safety Information
  WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD - Small parts. Not for children under 3 years.
Product Specifications
  • Brand: Elenco.
  • Item Number: 1822.
  • Manufacturer Number: EDU62221.
  • Recommended for ages : 10 to 13+.
  • Gender: Both.
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