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You know about the sculptures made of marble, glass or even food, here are the sculptures made exclusively from matchsticks! This artist has built huge replicas of famous monuments or fictitious structures only using tiny wooden rods sets. The results are really striking.

Pat Acton has discovered a passion for making sculptures since 1977 and still living it fully to this day. The American assembles tens of thousands of matchsticks glued to give birth to sublime buildings. All of his work are exhibited at Matchstick Marvels Museum in Gladbrook, Iowa. In total, the artist has created more than 60 sculptures, using more than 3 million matches.

1. Minas Tirith (Lord of the Rings)

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420,000 matches
Begun in 2007, completed in 2010.

2. Notre Dame Cathedral (Paris)

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400,000 matches
Begun in 2010, completed in 2012.

3. Hogwarts Sorcerer’s Stone (Harry Potter)

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602,000 matches
Begun in 2003, completed in 2006.

4. World Trade Center (New York)

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468,000 matches
Begun in July 2012, completed in March 2013.

5. Crooked House

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6. Other works

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The work of Pat is simply amazing. This work gives us a proof of patience and meticulousness efforts. We look forward to the next project of the artist, namely the International Space Station. Could you have imagined it was possible to make such gigantic structures only matchsticks?

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