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Theo Jansen's Strandbeests

Duration: 02:31

Kinetic sculptor and artist Theo Jansen builds 'strandbeests' from yellow plastic tubing that is readily available in his native Holland.

The graceful creatures evolve over time as Theo adapts their designs to harness the wind more efficiently. They are powered only by the wind and even store some of the wind's energy in plastic bottle 'stomachs' to be used when there is no wind.

Available since: Wed 3 Nov 2010


Series Producer
Rob Baker
Ashley Jensen
Peter Sallis
Jem Stansfield
Merlin Crossingham

This clip is from

Wallace & Gromit's World of Invention Nature Knows Best

1/6 The show looks at flying penguins in Germany and self-cooling houses in Malawi.

First broadcast: 03 Nov 2010

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