I first came across the work of Theo Jansen in the early 90s. I was utterly seduced by his art, engineering and vision. Now, his world has crossed over, is becoming more known, and has intersected with another of my interests, 3D Printing.
It appears that printing a small StrandBeest is possible. Shapeways, the consumer 3D printing service, offers these as on-demand 3D prints. So, if you don't want to try to build one yourself, you can now have one on your coffee table, for just a few dollars.