Mini Strandbeest design progress

Continuing from my last post about Strandbeest I bought a mini strandbeest assembly kit to help me better understand the mechanism and drain some idea. I was able to assemble it as shown in the figures:

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I also took a video of it “walking” while blowing it with hair dryer but unfortunatly it wasn’t compatible with the website.

Afterwards, I played with some lego for few hours and that further helped me to generate few ideas regarding the design, dynamics and driving force. Currently, I have a design in mind but would like to test that with the lego first. Finally, I would like to mention that I am considering using parts of the lego since this would be considered upcycling.

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Nicholas Flood
January 31, 2016 1:20 pm

I will be very impressed if you can make your own strandbeest. Legos seem to be a great choice for making one that works, but I also liked the aesthetic of the strandbeests from your exploration post (I don’t remember if they were pvc or wood or both).

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I didn’t realize such elaborate kits were available. Was it expensive?

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