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Triangle Tower aka Solar Tower from Hayao Miyazaki's Future Boy Conan (未来少年コナン Mirai Shōnen Konan)

Here is the famous SOLAR TOWER or TRIANGLE TOWER from Hayao Miyazaki's "Future Boy Conan" anime series, located in the city of INDUSTRIA (or INDASTRIA).

The story is based on Alexander Key novel "The incredible tide" but Miyazaki expanded the part of the city of INDUSTRIA, in particular the SOLAR TOWER.

Having recently seen again the whole series with my son, I got the idea to build a bigger Lego model first designing it with LDD (Lego Digital Designer) and then building it with my son. It is composed by more than 2300 bricks, with a diameter of 37cm and 44cm high.

The main photo represents the model in normal position. I've added also the original layout by Miyazaki representing the tower when the production of the series was running.

You can see in the subsequent photos: the tower seen from front position, detail of one tower with solar glasses, the interior triangle with doors and walkways, the upper part with solar glassed inclined to receive the solar energy. Moreover, the complete model comprises the fully operational mode with solar energy connector in the middle and the radius rising form the 3 towers.

This tower is one of the most fascinating and amazing future buildings created by Miyazaki. By the end of the series in the last episodes you will see the tower collecting a powerful solar energy charge from the satellite orbiting the Earth.

Hope that any Miyazaki fan and not only japanese anime fans will appreciate this work.

In any case it was a very nice job to spend so many hours to desing it with LDD and mostly to build it with my son.