Portland Toymakers Create Ten-Legged Bamboo Companion [VIDEO]

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August 13, 2012 by Volamoot at Mashable!


What’s made out of bamboo, has ten legs and needs some cash? A new Kickstarter project called the humble velocipede.

Inspired by artist Theo Jensen’s Strandbeest kinetic sculpture, a trio of Portland toymakers has created this playful toy that shuffles around your home. The bamboo beast originally started life as a much larger, life-sized cardboard sculpture, but the team has decided to shrink the design and aim for a large production run. That’s where the Kickstarter campaign comes in.

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The team at Small Wonder Toys has asked backers for $10,000 to pay for the expensive bamboo used to create the…
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