svetlanacat4 (svetlanacat4) wrote,

Saturday Art

3 Years And 420,000 Matchsticks – This Is What It Took To Build J.R.R. Tolkien’s The City of Kings

Iowa-based artist Pat Acton spent 3 years building a colossal model of Minas Tirith, the capital of Gondor in J.R.R. Tolkien’s fictional Middle-Earth world. All he used was 420,000 carefully-placed matchsticks and gallons of glue. An additional 24,000 small wooden blocks were used to build up Mount Mindoullin, the supportive structure behind the whole sculpture.

Minas Tirith 420 000 matchsticks

Notre-Dame de Paris! 400 000 matchsticks

Hogwarts,  602 000 matchsticks
Tags: 2014, art
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