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Matchstick Minas Tirith: Lord of the Sticks

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If you have trouble remembering Minas Tirith, let me refresh your memory. It’s a key location in the Lord of the Rings and someone has clearly turned it into an obsession.

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This matchstick Minas Tirith was made by Patrick Acton, using about 420,000 individual matchsticks. Patrick’s previous rendition of Hogwart’s from Harry Potter was no less impressive. Incredibly, Patrick isn’t a full time artist. He’s a career counselor but spends a few hours each night on his matchstick constructions.

patrick acton minas tirith lord of the rings lotr

All in all, it’s an impressive result, but it took Patrick almost 3 years to complete it.

[via Presurfer]