There are many types of kinetic sculptures. This section describes some of the most common and what to look for depending on what you are looking for.
For artwork, one of the things to consider is the maintenance after installation. All moving parts need attention at some time or other.
For outside sculptures like windmills and mobiles.
For indoor works of art like moving wood or rolling balls.
Simpler ones line mobiles do not require much attention.
Most kinetic toys are considered disposable and are discarded once they break down.