So, maybe you haven’t been turned into an old lady who ends up in a walking castle powered by a wee fire-demon but, you gotta admit, a walking castle is pretty darn cool. I don’t think it’s ever been better illustrated as it has in the 2004 animated film Howl’s Moving Castle (written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki). The trailer…

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3D Design/Printing hobbyist, Mag-Net, has an appreciation for Japanese animation and 3D printing. His incredible 3D print of Howl’s Moving Castle is what happens when you combine the two. When I try to combine the two, I get the final scene from Akira… and screams, lots of screams.

Mr. Mag-Netty used ZBrush to create the model that stands 9.8″ (250mm) tall and weighs 1 lb (490g). He printed it on an Original Prusa i3 with a layer height of .15mm and no supports (except on the earpieces). Altogether it took about 44 hours to complete–the time it would take to watch Howl’s Moving Castle 22 times.

You can download the model at MyMiniFactory. (Bonus! Check out Mag-Net’s Turnip Head and Calcifier models from Howl’s Moving Castle and check out his other film/book inspired models here!)

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Howl's Moving Castle 3D Print

Howl's Moving Castle 3D Print

Howl's Moving Castle 3D Print


Josh is founder and editor at, founder at Aimsift Inc., and co-founder of EvD Media. He is involved in engineering, design, visualization, the technology making it happen, and the content developed around it. He is a SolidWorks Certified Professional and excels at falling awkwardly.