For the making of this miniature model of the USS Iowa, 137,000 matchsticks were used.
Elvis Presley is kept alive with this incredible bust made out of 50,000 matches. It took more than 500 hours and 1,000 coloured-tip matches (from Japan) to complete the 2 feet Elvis bust. The artist also made a smaller version which is made with only 15,000 matches. And there seems to be money in this, cause big Elvis was sold for £18,000.
These are from the same creator as the Sydney Opera House above.
20-year old Djordje Balac spends weeks, sometimes months at a time working from sunrise to midnight creating realistic models of industrial vehicles like trucks, excavators and cranes exclusively from matchsticks and glue.
Despite working with a rigid material like matchsticks, he managed to make the arms of his excavator and crane models extend and turn like they do on real ones, and the cabins of his trucks detachable. After posting photos of his creations on forums and social media sites, Djordje Balac got the recognition he deserved, and was even invited to display his models at fairs and exhibitions around his home country.
He has since then pieced together an impressive collection of wooden industrial vehicles, but he is most proud of his Liebherr LTM 11200 – the world’s largest crane. His replica is made from 175,518 matchsticks, 20 kg of glue and 8 kg of varnish. It’s also fully functional.
Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry: 602,000 matchsticks
Above and immediately below are some detailed shots of one of his most recent creations, a model of Notre Dame Cathedral which took him a year and eight months to complete and consists of 298,000 matchsticks and 2,000 toothpicks.
Sneakerheads will be happy with this creation. Someone did their best at putting this matchstick made sneaker together.
The artist Ryo Shimizu created this shell of a human body out of hundreds of matches.
I don’t know what this is supposed to be, but the colors on this Ryan and Trevor Oakes sculptures are crazy.
This matchstick train is built on a scale of 20 to 1.