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This amazing walking bike is engineering at its best

It's a walking bicycle. That's what it is. And no matter how much we explain why and who and what and when, it's still a walking bicycle, and it's still absolutely bonkers. 

It's not actually meant to be practical (as you can pretty much tell from the video above) but the creators - CARV - describe it as "a mechanical artwork". 

Eight months ago, the designer, known only as J.P, got the idea from Theo Jansen’s Strandbeest leg system, and a team came on board to create the 400-part bicycle we see in front of us today. 

"We spent about 3 hours a night, on Monday through Wednesday each week, slowly progressing through layout, material buying, mockups, jigs, cutting, welding, and bolting," J.P wrote on the CARV website

All the hard work paid off in the end, however, because 1) walking bike, and 2) the project is now featuring in the Strandbeest show "After Dark: BYOBeest" at The Exploratorium in San Francisco.