There are a lot of little critters in the sand on the beach. Theo Jansen has built the newest one…but it’s not very little. Just from reading the name, STRANDBEEST, it is obvious that this is something massive.

Jansen combined robotics with the art of sculpture building to create a “new form of life”. While it is not actually a living being, STRANDBEESTs are “able to walk on the wind, so they don’t have to eat”. However, these creatures are not just an attraction, they have been built to save our planet’s beaches! They do so by being pushed by the wind and gathering sand as they “crawl” to build up dunes.

You and your child can build your own! Check out the how-to here.

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