Monday, 25 April 2011

Theo Jansen's Animaris Ordis Parvus


Theo Janses is a crazy person - fortunately the good type. The one that comes up with an idea and then no matter what just makes it into a reality inventing lots of stuff on the way. Theo's idea was simple - he wanted to create walking creatures that he could race along  the beaches of Netherlands. Why? Because he can, that's why. Or something along those lines anyway.
What's important is that his creatures actially work and look simply amazing. The downside? They are huge and although You could probably build one Yourself wouldn't it be easier to just order a smaller version off the internet? Yup, it would - that's why now You can buy this gem:


It's a fully functional miniature model of one of Theo Jansens kinetic sculptures. You can assemble it Yourself and then the only thing left to do is to hit the beach and stare at the poetry in motion for hours - seriously it's that amazing.


EDIT: already sold out!

17 comments:

  1. That little windmill walker thing is awesome. Where can I get one?

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  2. I love the sculptures, fantastic blog.

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  3. @Clint there is a link to his store - they are currently sold out so you have to be patient

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  4. i've seen the giant beach walkers before, i LOVE these things!

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  5. Looks like a neat structure, very creative!
    Nice find, also liked the video of it

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  6. I saw this a while ago on ted.com

    this is SO AWESOME

    how well done, very appropriate for your site

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  7. and all at once, we hear a loud *SPPPWWWTTTTT* noise, as all fundamentalist Christians shat themselves at once while viewing this video.

    true story.

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  8. OMG

    THEY SHOULD MAKE PLANETARY LANDING DEVICES LIKE THIS

    IMAGINE A SUPER-EFFICIENT, WIND-POWERED ROVER ON MARS! IT CAN RUN ON SOLAR AND WIND! OMAGAWD NASA NEEDS TO BE ALL OVER THIS!

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  9. Awesome. Can't wait to see those implemented commercially.

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  10. sweeter then the sweetest stuff youve posted yet. a3

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