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February 25, 2011 4:42 PM   Subscribe

Patrick Acton has made a model of Minas Tirith from Lord of the Rings... out of 420,000 matchsticks.
posted by torisaur (27 comments total) 8 users marked this as a favorite

 
that's no match for his largest model to date, Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, at 602,00 matchsticks
posted by 2bucksplus at 5:04 PM on February 25, 2011 [2 favorites]


Oh man. Bad-ass.
posted by bayani at 5:08 PM on February 25, 2011


That... that he did. Wow.
posted by brundlefly at 5:09 PM on February 25, 2011 [1 favorite]


More power to him. I'm having trouble finishing a magazine article these days.
posted by OmieWise at 5:11 PM on February 25, 2011 [4 favorites]


damn
posted by Glibpaxman at 5:14 PM on February 25, 2011


Damn.
posted by homunculus at 5:17 PM on February 25, 2011


Er, yeah, what Glibpaxman said.
posted by homunculus at 5:18 PM on February 25, 2011


Seven stars and seven stones and one white tree.
posted by Ad hominem at 5:18 PM on February 25, 2011


i sat here trying to think about something more substantive for a few minutes but thats all i got.
posted by Glibpaxman at 5:22 PM on February 25, 2011


.
posted by Joe Beese at 5:37 PM on February 25, 2011


I demand a White Tree.

However, aside from that, whoo boy.
posted by bearwife at 5:41 PM on February 25, 2011


Jesus.
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 5:45 PM on February 25, 2011


That's pretty incredible.
posted by Roger Dodger at 5:57 PM on February 25, 2011


I thought for sure there would be photos from his mom's basement.

But really, wow.
posted by Sailormom at 6:32 PM on February 25, 2011


Fisrt movie i tough of when i saw the pics: Le dîner de cons
posted by CitoyenK at 6:49 PM on February 25, 2011


And without the aid of a lengthy custodial sentence; this really is quite some achievement.
posted by Abiezer at 6:52 PM on February 25, 2011


It's been said, but it is oh-so-appropriate.

Damn.
posted by Stunt at 7:21 PM on February 25, 2011


I wish cities were designed an built like this, rather than the drab lifeless office towers and sprawling suburbs most of the world knows. Commuting would be so much more fun up and down the narrow winding lane ways and streets. It would be something special, and a boon to the matchstick industry.
posted by the noob at 7:21 PM on February 25, 2011 [4 favorites]


I saw this in person last summer at the Iowa State Fair - truly incredible!
posted by sarahsynonymous at 7:37 PM on February 25, 2011


I demand a White Tree.

Where do you think he got that many matchsticks from?
posted by darksasami at 7:42 PM on February 25, 2011 [2 favorites]


"No tomb for Denethor and Faramir. No long, slow sleep of death embalmed. We shall burn, like the heathen kings of old. Bring wood and.... Oh. Never mind!"
posted by Kronos_to_Earth at 7:44 PM on February 25, 2011 [4 favorites]


My favorite part is that he's a Careers Counsellor.
posted by tzikeh at 9:10 PM on February 25, 2011 [3 favorites]


tzikeh: "My favorite part is that he's a Careers Counsellor"

I came to say this. I'll be sharing this with my colleagues at work (the Career Services dept. at SDSU).
posted by yiftach at 11:14 PM on February 25, 2011


I had to look up "Light the touch paper and retire". I am edified.
posted by Splunge at 4:21 AM on February 26, 2011


Noon: google Mont St Michel
posted by leotrotsky at 6:26 AM on February 26, 2011


Oh sure, it looks great now, but the orcs will fuck it up. They ruin everything.
posted by JeffK at 7:05 AM on February 26, 2011


Is this solely a movie replica, or were there diagrams and sufficient descriptions in the book? (Impressive either way, obviously).
posted by rollick at 1:33 PM on February 26, 2011


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