Tolkien's City of Kings made from matchsticks


21 Responses to “Tolkien's City of Kings made from matchsticks”

  1. Matt Staggs says:


  2. Antinous / Moderator says:

    How about Minas Tirith made of cake?

  3. Stephen says:

    When showing a work of art in your blog, it would be appropriate to use its correct title and to mention that you are show an incomplete work in progress.

  4. Seraphine says:

    That’s totally an incredible artwork. I’m wondering how much effort he has put on it.

    Another incredible artwork….

    Twin brothers Frederick and Gerrit Braun built the world’s biggest train set which covers 1,150 square metres (12,380 square feet), features almost six miles of track and is still not complete. I guess this is the most detailed train set ever, as it includes 900 signals, 2,800 buildings, 4,000 cars – many with illuminated headlights and 160,000 individually designed figures. And there’re 250,000 lights are rigged up to a system which mimics night and day. Visit here to see the pictures

  5. dbarak says:

    Reminds me of butter sculptures.

  6. Reverend Loki says:

    Next project after completion: a recreation of the deleted chapter, “The Burning of Minas Tirith”

  7. Takuan says:

    just not the same without the heads.

  8. MarlboroTestMonkey7 says:

    Marvelous masochistick

  9. domeier says:

    I don’t remember any “City of Kings” in LOR.

  10. logophile says:

    Why not call it what it is named in the book?: Minas Tirith.

  11. Daemon says:

    I’d rather see a matchstick Gormenghast myself.

  12. Kblackwell says:

    Must be nice having so much free time!

  13. Miss Jess says:


  14. duncan says:

    i might be a pyromaniac, but i would love to light that on fire and see the matches burn… :P

  15. Anonymous says:

    Isn’t it cheating to use wooden frames and basic shapes underneath?

  16. erlik says:

    How about a Lego Minas Tirith?

    LOTR geekery: I’m afraid it is more Alan Lee/ Peter Jackson/ whoever created the film model than Tolkien.

    “For the fashion of Minas Tirith was such that it was built on seven levels, each delved into the hill, and about each was set a wall, and in each wall a gate.”

  17. Brainspore says:

    It seems like the attacking Orcs could have just waited for a careless smoker to walk by instead of wasting so much time with the catapults and such.

  18. querent says:

    I wanna see matchstick Mt. Gundabad. I always liked that name. Gundabad. Right? Sp? where the northern misty mountains meet that other e-w range? Goblin wars and what not?

    also: Tolkein. (@1)

  19. JustDisGuy says:

    BoingBoing – my compliments. THAT is, indeed, Something Wonderful.

  20. monstrinho_do_biscoito says:

    someone need to get laid

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