Bigger is better? In their evolution, Theo Jansen’s 3D printed Strandbeests have now also grown larger, almost double the size of the AGP Strandbeest. With legs twice as long, the Gracilis takes long slow steps resulting in
a smoother walking motion. Its long legs also make it less dependant on the surface it walks on; smoother or
rougher, it will walk along most surfaces regardless.
The mechanism is printed assembled, and will work without further assembly right after birth from the printer.
A Propeller Propulsion dedicated to the new Gracilis Strandbeest is also available, sold seperately at: here.
A few tips to consider:
- After birth there might be a little powder left in some joints, or it might not go supersmooth. This will fix
itself after the animal has a little bit of practice!
- The beest is light, but quite strong. It can actually be dropped without breaking. It is not a "toy" however,
and not suitable for children. The 3D printer material is easy to stain so clean hands are advised.