Animaris Geneticus Larva Strandbeest

by TheoJansen
  • Frosted Ultra Detail

    Matte translucent plastic that showcases fine and intricate details.

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The smallest Strandbeests ever! Theo Jansen’s 3D printed Strandbeests are also evolving to micro scale, so they can also survive in small nooks and crannies. Measuring just 8 cm in length, while still incorporating 74 moving interlocking parts, this nano-Strandbeest is a showcase for the accuracy possible with the latest in 3D printing technology.

Note: This Strandbeest is printed with the Multijet Modeling (MJM) technology. Consequently, this Strandbeest should be handled a bit more gently than the regular Strandbeest, it is a baby-Strandbeest after all. Also, MJM material is a UV cured acrylic polymer. Because of this, the color of the material can turn more yellow due to exposure to sunlight. The plus side to this is that it will resemble the color of Theo Jansen’s original PVC Strandbeests more this way!


IN: 3.134 w x 1.55 d x 2.486 h
CM: 7.96 w x 3.938 d x 6.314 h


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@wbcundiff Send us a personal forum message, maybe with a picture of where it seems stuck, and we'll see how to fix it!
December 24, 2013, 12:34 am
Just received the Larva and some of the joints seem to be stuck. It will not walk. Is there some solution to this?
December 23, 2013, 4:32 pm
I just received this and it's a wonderful little creature! The print is super nice and it walks very well- it's probably my favorite Strandbeest.
December 9, 2013, 3:12 am
This is one of my favorite videos on Shapeways!
November 11, 2013, 10:48 pm
I'm amazed that you've pulled this off in FUD guys!!
November 5, 2013, 3:06 pm


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