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Rhinoceros Mini-Beest Kit

Like old NES cartridges, you blow on it

  • Powered by wind - no batteries required
  • Includes fully-illustrated assembly instructions
  • No special tools needed - just scissors or a utility knife
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Like old NES cartridges, you blow on it

On Holland's beaches you don't have to worry about getting your stuff nicked or sunburn as much as you have to worry about being trampled by a runaway Strandbeest. Okay, not really (but that would look awesome in an obituary). Although Theo Jansen's "new life forms" are wondrous, there's also something amazingly creepy about them. Maybe it's the combination of organic and robotic that's giving us a slight uncanny-valley feeling? Ah. We're probably overthinking it. We, for one, welcome our new Strandbeest overlords.

Build your own mini-version of Theo Jansen's Animaris Rhinoceros Transport with this kit. Containing over 80 parts, it snaps together in just over an hour and a half and produces a Mini-Beest whose size is about a 6" cube. Blow on it, and it'll take off on its own, exploring your desk.

Product Specifications

  • Powered by wind - no batteries required
  • Mini rhinoceros kit based on Theo Jansen's Animaris Rhinoceros Transport
  • 24-page science guide gives you the history of the real Giant Beest
  • Materials: Lightweight plastic + 2 steel rods
  • Includes fully-illustrated assembly instructions
  • No special tools needed - just scissors or a utility knife
  • 80+ parts
  • Assembly Time: Approximately 1 1/2 hours
  • Dimensions: Height (back of the beast) 5.9", width 5.1", length 6.7"
  • Ages 8+
  • WARNING - SMALL PARTS - Not intended for children under 3 years of age

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