Cuusoo: Standbeests: Art/Freaky mutant insects. Also, Mechanized Police units.
This week we are going back to the artistic LEGO on Cuusoo. Not a very well supported branch of Cuusoo but I am very curious as to what the community thinks about these two Strandbeests which blur the lines between art pieces and dynamic builds.
I don't have much to say on these two builds as the videos speak for themselves. Either you will find them totally enchanting (like I do) or you won't. You might find their movements a bit too creepy to want in your house actually.
This set is not quite as technical looking as the other and is powered by pushing, directly or by winds. And interestingly, this Strandbeest comes with a build of the creator of Strandbeests, Theo Jansen.
Yes, you too can terrify your small children and pets with a piece of motorized modern art!
All the little churning feet on this thing always reminds me of the Luggage from Discworld.
Last time we presented an Cuusoo art piece, we showcased the LEGO Mondrian by NonoLeRobot. This piece looks like a Mondrian from a top down perspective but is revealed to be a modern architecture structure when viewed from the sides.
A Week of Cuusoo
This week, my pick of the new Cuusoo offerings was these very clever Mobile police 2075 by Yoroi. I love the tight complexity of these design although I must admit that I am quite partial to mini mecha with action figure-like articulation.
Other offerings this week are a fantastically implemented antique Mercedes (which was almost my pick of the week), mini modular cities and castles, and an Iron Giant. The most popular new project however was the penguin themed Pin Gu. I must have missed this show but it appears to be quite popular and is rather cute.