Monday, October 8, 2007

More MatchStick Marvels

My post about the mini-Eiffel Tower prompted me to find more examples of matchstick art. My search led to the discovery of Patrick Acton. I have included a couple of his works. He actually has his own museum. The charge for the museum visit is $3 for those over 13, $1 for ages 5-12, and any child under 5 gets in free. Many of his models are featured in Ripley's Believe It Or Not museums around the world. If you're interested in seeing more of his work and you don't feel like traveling to Gladbrook, IA, then you can get a DVD featuring his work.




US Capital - 478,000 matchsticks

Harry Potter's Hogwarts - 602,000 matchsticks


P-51 Mustang - 15,000 matchsticks


Matchstick Marvels DVD

10 comments:

Joanne said...

Good god! This is more impressive than the Eiffel Tower one...I wonder how long each of these projects would take...

Ron Franscell said...

I just discovered your site and I love it, Tex! Being another guy from Texas who blogs randomly, I'll be back!

Titania Starlight said...

Absolutely amazing. This took nerves of steel.

The All Seeing Eye said...

Thanks for the kind words, Ron.

The All Seeing Eye said...

Just think, Titania Starlight... The guy has a full time job too.

The All Seeing Eye said...

You're so right, Joanne. His web site has what he plans on building next year.

Debo Hobo said...

Wow, these make me want to try to create one.

The All Seeing Eye said...

They sure look like they take a lot of hours to make. So Debo Hobo, I hope you have a lot of free time.

AntiBarbie said...

Harry Potter's Hogwarts - 602,000 matchsticks

Someone has a whoooooooole lot of free time on their hands for sure...

Sonya said...

This is amazing! How in the world does anyone have the patience?!!!