Just by tiny matchsticks, artists can build such marvelous artworks. Matchstick art, considered as an original scrupulous art sometimes, is a simple spare-time activity; however, for those who are keen on this art, they have to participate in professional matchstick modeling courses. What you need is creativeness and patience. It takes several months, even several years for such stunning matchstick artworks below to be completed. Those artworks are the replicas of the world’s zoom-in famous buildings or masterpieces such as Minas Tirith- the City of Kings, Notre Dame, USS Forrestal, and so on. Let\'s have a look at the most amazing matchstick artworks as follows.
It took ten years for Michael Williams to finish the six-foot-long matchstick model. The number of matchsticks is up to 1.6 million. The model includes two towers equipped with 100,000-hour long-life LED bulbs to light up the whole matchstick artwork.
London\'s Tower Bridge
The matchstick version of Hogwarts School of Wichcraft and Wizardry is made by Patrick Acton and displayed at the Matchstick Marvels Museum in Gladbrook. The work was taken inspiration from the Hollywood\'s version of Hogwarts in the blockbuster movie Harry Potter. It was made of over 600,000 matchsticks.
Harry Potter\'s Hogwarts School
The replica of Taj Mahal in India was made from 10,000 wooden matchsticks by the retired craftsmen Ron Savory. It took 8 months for the 70-year-old man to complete the work. This replica of Taj Mahal is inspired from a book about the building\'s history, and it\'s a meaningful love gift for his wife.
Taj Mahal, India
It took up to 700 hours for Patrick Acton in Gladbrook, US to finish this replica. The replica of USS Forrestal Aircraft was made of 55,000 matchsticks and completed in July, 1993. Patrick Acton has built lager-scaled matchstick models for more than 25 years and his matchstick artworks have been displayed in the Matchstick Marvels Museum in Gladbrook\'s City Center.
USS Forrestal Aircraft
The replica of Brent Bravo Oil Rig in the middle of North Sea was made by 4,075,000 matchsticks by David Reynold. It took up to 15 years to complete this work. This building includes cranes, derricks, buttresses and oil tankers, all made by wooden matchsticks.
Brent Bravo Oil Rig
The artwork was made by Michael Arndt- the 55-year-old man. If compared between the real NASA’s space shuttle Challenger and the replica of NASA’s space shuttle Challenger, we find no difference.
NASA\'s Space Shuttle Challenger
The famous replica of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris by Joe Cutich needed up to 17.400 matchsticks to be completed. It took six years to finish this perfect matchstick artwork.
Notre Dame Cathedral
The replica of Minas Tirith, the City of Kings was made by Patrick Acton. The work was started in March 2007 and expected to be finished by late 2010. The replica was implemented by 420.000 matchsticks.
Minas Tirith, the City of Kings
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