Minas Tirith, the City of Kings from J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord Of The Rings trilogy is painstakingly being recreated using matchsticks by wood-loving Patrick Acton. The project started in March, 2007, and Patrick expects to be completed by late 2010. Good looking, Pat, say -- mind if I do a j? *whoosh* Oh, uh-oh.
Hit the jump for several more of the progress and a link to Patrick's work-in-progress page.
Minas Tirith! [matchstickmarvels]
Thanks to Tod, who once made a matchstick model of giant matchstick and then used it to light the world's biggest spliff. *sniff* Bob would have been so proud.
Remember Patrick Acton? Of course not, it's a forgettable name. But you may remember the full-scale nowhere near full-scale version of Minas Tirith he was building entirely out of matchsticks. Good lookin', Patrick. Now make one out of hair.
Acton's version of Minas Tirith... / Continue →
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