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Prisoner Makes Final Fantasy Weapons Out Of Matchsticks

A prisoner/geek in Wales had his secret stash of matchstick weapons, including the Buster Sword and Squall’s Gunblade from the Final Fantasy video game series, confiscated because: “…the realism of the swords presented a threat to staff safety, not because they could be used to send the staff back to the Lifestream, but because [...]

The Quick 10: 10 Amazing Matchstick Sculptures

I can’t believe I haven’t been to the Matchstick Marvels Museum. Last month, Jill Harness featured an impressive Minas Tirith from Lord of the Rings made out of 420,000 matchsticks, and after checking out her link we discovered that the place is only about an hour away from Des Moines. Yep… it’s definitely on my [...]

Minas Tirith Made of Matchsticks

Even those who aren’t fans of The Lord of the Rings saga can still appreciate this amazing matchstick sculpture depicting the stunning mountain-side city of Minas Tirith. The artist, Patrick Acton, took almost three years to complete the entire city that features hundreds of houses, a citadel, The White Tower of Ecthelion and the critical Tree [...]