A Wonderful Wooden Submarine Filled With Animal Automata That Burst Into Action With Turn of a Handle

Taiwanese carpenter Chi-Chun Yin created a wonderfully whimsical, incredibly detailed, open-sided wooden submarine that is filled with animal automata that burst into movement with the turn of a handle. Each animal inside the sub performs a specific task. For example, a frog plays guitar, a fox plays piano, an octopus chef cuts up fish and a monkey sits on the toilet. The build took six months to complete. Yin calls this piece the “Ark III”.

via The Kid Should See This

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