A Collection of Incredible Matchstick Art


Have you ever held a kitchen match and thought, “Why make fire when I could make Hogwarts?” Yeah, we haven’t either. Does that make us pyromaniacs? Possibly, but let’s take a minute to admire the special few who view tiny flammable sticks as art supplies for elaborate creations. Some matchstick artists devote years to building a single structure, using hundreds of thousands of matches along the way. Pretty cool, eh? Check out an incredible collection of matchstick cities, matchstick instruments, and matchstick cars after the jump, and try not to imagine how fascinating it would be to set them all aflame (that is, unless you’re a matchstick Voldemort in a matchstick battle).

Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, Harry Potter

Patrick Acton, Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry made from 602,000 matchsticks [via]

The Eiffel Tower

Alexandr Pashkevich, The Eiffel Tower made from 7,464 matches [via]

Minas Tirith, Lord of the Rings

Patrick Acton, Lord of the Rings Minas Tirith made from 442,000 matches [via]


Jack Hall, functioning ukulele made from 10,000 matchsticks [via]

Oil Rig

David Reynolds, Oil Rig made from 4,000,000 matchsticks [via]

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