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Matchstick models are scaled down models created from matches, but you already knew that. However not regular matches are used, there is a special modeling type with non conbustible heads. Perhaps these people have to much time on their hands!

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These are stunning.

By greggssandwiches (1) - Rookie | 28.12.09

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Hogwarts is awesome.

By c3po (1) - Rookie | 15.11.09

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1) Harry Potter's Hogwarts

Consisting of 602,000 matches.

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2) Minas Tirith, the City of Kings (Lord of the Rings)

This one is still under construction, and will not be finished until 2010. Amazing stuff.

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3) Elvis Presley

This piece consists of around 50,000 matches which have each individualy been glued to a glass fibre mold taking an estimated 500 hours. This head sold for £18,000.

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4) Space shuttle Challenger on launchpad

Artist Patrick Acton spent many many hours making this fantastic replica of the famous Challenger shuttle.

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5) McLaren Mercedes F1

Built by Michael Arndt over the period of 6 years this full life size replica of the McLaren consists of 956,000 matchsticks and 1686 tubes of glue. Arndt estimes the car cost around 6,000 euros.

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6) Marilyn Monroe

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7) Dalek

"You will obey the matchstick Daleks or you will be EX-TER-MIN-ATED. Stop touching me."

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8) Titanic

The 1:115 scale model of the titanic took Tim Elkins just over 3,500 man hours spread over a 15 year period. 147,000 matchsticks later...

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9) North Sea oil platform

This is the world biggest matchstick model built by retired oil ril worker David Reynolds. It took David 15 years and an estimated 32,000 hours to built this replica at a cost of £5000 for matchsticks and glue. The model weights in at 1 tonne with dimensions of 12ft by 21ft long. So you ask yourself how many matchsticks were used? The answer being in excess of 4million.

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10) Gorilla

Created by the Artist David Mach who created many of these heads from matchsticks. They typicaly sell between £20,000 and £35,000 per model.

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