Mind-Blowing Matchstick Sculptures

These astonishing works of art are made from the hands of one man, Patrick Acton. Patrick is known as one of the best matchstick artists in the world, and for good reason! Over the past 36 years, Acton has glued over 4 million matchsticks together, creating 65 amazing matchstick sculptures. You can view many of his models in Ripleys Believe it or Not museums around the world.

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matchstick modelNotre Dame Cathedral: 298,000 matchsticks

minas tirithThe Great White City: 420,000 matchsticks

space shuttle uss challengerUSS Challenger space shuttle: 200,000 matchsticks

uss iowaUSS Iowa: 137,000 matchsticks

hogwartsHogwarts Castle from the Harry Potter franchise: 602,000 matchsticks

Source: Matchstickmarvels.com