Theo Jansen’s Rhinoceros Strandbeest on LEGO CUUSOO

Artist/engineer Theo Jansen has been creating fantastic “kinetic sculptures” for more than 20 years. I was mesmerized the first time I saw a video of the Rhinoceros Strandbeest in motion several years ago. Now, Dutch industrial designer kvanb has created a working LEGO version of the Rhino and posted it — with Theo Jansen’s blessing — on LEGO CUUSOO.

LEGO Rhino Strandbeest on CUUSOO

Those familiar with the original sculpture will certainly be impressed by the likeness, but I literally gasped (to my wife’s surprise and alarm) when I saw the LEGO model walking in this video, shown here with Theo in his workshop:

Here’s Theo Jansen’s original Rhino, for comparison:

I would love to see this turned into a real LEGO set. I hope that approximately 10,000 of you out there will agree with me.

2 comments on “Theo Jansen’s Rhinoceros Strandbeest on LEGO CUUSOO

  1. Ochre Jelly

    That’s awesome! I recommend people go watch Jansen’s TED talk. He’s as mad as a bag of frogs.

    This would make a great Cuusoo set – but I guess to meet Lego’s target demographic they ought to throw in a couple of Spongebob figs and apply some Millenium Falcon decals :-)

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