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25 Mesmerizing Kinetic Sculptures

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In the past few years, we have covered plenty of interactive sculptures here, some of which are truly head turners. Here are 25 mesmerizing kinetic sculptures you don’t want to miss:

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Vortecon: a kinetic sculpture that sits on your desk and helps you kill time and take your mind off things. It creates an optical illusion of a continuously flowing helix.

Water Droplet Kinetic Sculpture: those of you who spend a lot of time on Reddit have probably seen this hundreds of times (people keep reposting it). You can build your own with a 3D printer.

Zinnia: a mesmerizing kinetic sculpture that runs for 40 minutes on a full wind. Its display wheels are 24″ in diameter and change rotational speed and direction to make trippy shapes and patterns.


MechaniCard: a beautiful toy made of paperboard with bits of wood, metal, or plastic.

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Pi Tree: this is a 3D printed kinetic sculpture that changes shape as you twist it from one side to the other.

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Walking Pod: a spider-like form of transportation inspired by the Strandbeest. It has a chair inside the cockpit that can be adjusted.

Gear Head: a kinetic sculpture with 76 gears. It is driven by a phonograph spring motor.

Viper Gear Driven Kinetic Sculpture: a gear driven piece with two snakes that coil and uncoil as you turn the knob in the back.

Blossom: a wooden sculpture that puts on a mesmerizing show. It was designed by Andrei Dudescu. Doesn’t need a power source to operate.

EMT Kinetic Sculpture: brings the Grand Canyon of the Colorado River painting by Thomas Moran to life. As the gears are turned, the various features appear on the sculpture.

Rainbow Wave: this LEGO sculpture has 1150 moving parts. It has balls that surf on a wave of 38 LEGO colors.


LEGO Dragonfly: has a pair of hands that open to reveal a dragonfly. A single crank is used to drive all the motion.

Engineer LEGO Kinetic Sculpture

The Engineer: a LEGO human head that opens up to show what is inside. It also has a light powered by the LEGO motor.

BB-8 Kinetic LEGO Sculpture: inspired by the Sisyphus Kinetic LEGO Sculpture by JK Brickworks, with the movement driven by a central shaft in the mid-section.

Lego Rhinoceros

LEGO Rhinoceros: another beautiful sculpture inspired by Theo Jansen’s sculptures. It is built close to the proportions of his beasts. There is also a hand grip in the back to make transportation easier.

Moiré Clock: combines LED lights and a trippy effect to put on a show. It has a gear mechanism to drive the movement.

Garden Kinetic Sculpture: a trippy garden of flowers with wooden mechanism.

Megalodon Shark Submarine Kinetic Sculpture

Megalodon: is a shark from distance but really is part spaceship and part submarine. It was started with a salvaged wing fuel tank from a F-94 bomber plan.


Ol’ Fence Kinetic Sculpture: Ron Schroer’s piece has 30 individual motions. Its speech is created with a talking drum.

Asterism: a pendulum display that puts on a hypnotic show. It is powered by an electromagnet to give the illusion of perpetual motion.

Kaleidoscope Sculpture: a brilliant piece that puts on a trippy effect as you spin it. Ryan Kvande is behind this piece.

The Sway of Public Opinion: a sculpture by Brad Litwin. It consists of six cycling figures going around a wavy track.

The Bat: a motorized kinetic LEGO sculpture of a fruit bat. The stand moves the entire body up and down.

Boneshaker Big Wheel: another impressive creation by Ron Schroer. It consists of a penny farthing bicycle with a Theo Jansen mechanism adapted to be pedal driven.

Wormhole by Greg Stirling: another motorized piece with trippy circular motion. It is made of stainless steel, aluminum, and black walnut.

Which one of these are you impressed with the most?

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