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Theo Jansen method Biped Walking Robot Kit by Gakken Otonano Kagaku Mook (Japanese) Mook

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Product Details

  • Mook
  • Publisher: BOOK
  • Language: Japanese
  • ISBN-10: 4056068518
  • ISBN-13: 978-4056068511
  • Product Dimensions: 11.2 x 8.4 x 2.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #504,733 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By J. Zablocki on June 9, 2016
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I love these things! This particular one though is rather difficult to get to move effectively. It requires just the right amount of forward wind to get it going. Unfortunately a lot of times the amount of wind that it requires is more than the structure is able to withstand and it ends up falling backwards. I still really like the concept of design though.
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Despite (or maybe because of) this being a later product, this was the first model kit and magazine I purchased. Having not done any model-making in some time, I thought this would be a nice challenge. I'm happy to say it took only a couple of hours, though likely much less for those without the added distractions of multiple cats and YouTube.

It's a funny little toy to play with when you get bored, sitting at a desk (maybe doing some homework), and definitely a nice little project to get an otherwise disaffected mind to do a bit of problem solving.

It should be noted that I later purchased the older (2010) Animaris Ordis Parvus kit from vol. 30 of Gakken and noticed some distinctly lacking manufacturing details. Some parts of my Animaris kit were not even completely formed before being shipped out, and it did not come with the magazine. That's what you get for $20 less, I suppose.

If you are going to buy one of the two kits, I would heartily recommend this one. Despite being smaller, it is actually much more of a challenge as compared to the Animaris, as the Animaris is mostly repeated structures. Build one leg, and you've pretty much built the whole thing, essentially... Not exactly a brain bender.

At the same time, maybe the much simpler Animaris WOULD be the better one to start with, just to get used to the way the parts are designed to fit together. A lot of the assembly tricks are the same between the models.
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Ordered this for my nephew in London. It shipped from Japan to London in about 3 weeks. Nephew really enjoys building models and was very "keen" on this one.
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