Inside Adam Savage’s Cave: What’s in the Mailbag?

We stop by the cave, where Adam shares a mystery package he recently received from David, a Tested viewer from the Netherlands. After checking out its surprise contents, we geek out over the amazing packaging job too!

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14 thoughts on “Inside Adam Savage’s Cave: What’s in the Mailbag?

  1. Someone please send Adam some cool, unknown-to-the masses model/ object, that only someone who worked at ILM would have ever layed eyes upon, for him to open up on his pool table.. 🙂

  2. They appear really complicated, but building them is not. I bought one of the Chinese copies and built it (me being willing to spend 20 bucks on it to try it out, and not close to 100), and it took me just over an hour. It is all about getting the hang of how each “leg module” goes together, and once you do that, the rest of it takes about 10 minutes. Having built the cheap one, I want to buy a couple other kits now.

    I think an average middle schooler could build it in a couple hours without help, but a little bit of determination. Don’t let the perceived complexity scare you off, it is huge fun to play with, and it makes me smile when I see it on my windowsill. Buy one of the ebay versions, and enjoy the process!

  3. How cool is that! That was awfully nice of him to take the time and trouble to do that.

    My favorite 3D printed Strandbeest model so far is the Animaris Geneticus Larva. It’s so small and intricate and it moves really well too.

  4. Glad you like it Adam! I did take extra effort on the packaging, thinking you would appreciate that 🙂 Enjoy the strandbeest, draailampje and part of an original exploding strandbeest (it exploded in the midst of a crowd, great story)

  5. what a great gift!

    seeing the heat-bent pvc pipe piece reminded me of people making actually not entirely bad bows that way, from pvc pipe. the trick is in being able to manipulate the width and thickness of a shape with a constant circumference, and changes in thickness affecting bending stiffness to a much higher magnitude than changes in width.

  6. The kits are doable, the instructions can look a little daunting, until you just start putting it together. And then realise you have to figure it out once, then repeat the same process six times. Very much worth putting it together. If you buy from the creator you’ll support Theo the most; http://www.strandbeest.com/shop/index.php

  7. The kit is pretty easy to put together. I was in Japan last year and found the same kit Adam originally had. Instructions were all in Japanese, but it was all self-explanatory. You can find an English translation of the instructions online.

  8. I really enjoy how Adam always seems so genuinely, absolutely chuffed and appreciative when someone does something nice for him – as opposed to the typical celebrity stereotype. He always seems so excited, I hope that’s not just television face. 🙂

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