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Howl’s Moving Castle Papercraft Well Worth the Death of Ninety-Seven Trees

Flickr user papekura is quite the papercraft artisan, as you can see in her photostream.  But this model inspired by Howl’s Moving Castle–one of the few, delightful Japanese anime flicks that doesn’t confuse me to the point of eye-crossing exhaustion–more-than-stretches expectations for what can be produced with:

…a lot of x-acto knife blades, tons of patience, [and] fifty sheets of paper

Howls Moving Castle Papercraft

Damn. And I was excited when I finally figured out how to make a ninja star out of two sheets of notebook paper.

Of course, you can’t poke somebody’s eye out with a big, freaky castle… so I don’t feel quite so inferior.

Thanks to Super Punch for the find.

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7 comments… add one
  • DarkKnight November 6, 2008, 12:25 pm

    And here you can actually watch as this one guy is actually making the castle: http://www.vimeo.com/248488 — very geeky. Should teach his cat some manners, tho. LOL

  • cshanyn November 6, 2008, 1:06 pm

    Gawd….I can’t even make my son a decent paper airplane.

  • retrokimmer November 6, 2008, 7:10 pm

    We loved this and we love all the geeky star wars cakes! I work in a cable office full of geeks and I forward the cakes to everyone. We love this unique blog!

  • LindsRay November 7, 2008, 8:38 am

    Wow, LOVE it.

  • Shithead November 7, 2008, 12:18 pm

    Please post a ninja star tutorial. I’ve always wanted to be able to make one.

  • Emma November 8, 2008, 9:51 pm

    Wow, two sheets to make a ninja star, dude? It takes me one.

    That’s amazing, though.

  • Great White Snark November 8, 2008, 9:54 pm

    @Shithead: Well, I was going to post a 2-sheet ninja star tutorial, but now I’m all humiliated by Emma and her fancy one-sheeted ninja star.

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