Tuesday, July 31, 2007

They made Hogwarts out of matchsticks!

Matchstick Marvels took viewers on an enchanted trip to J.K. Rowling's world of Harry Potter last year when Patrick Acton displayed his 602,000 matchstick version of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry at the Matchstick Marvels museum in Gladbrook, Iowa. The model is based on Hollywood's version of Hogwarts seen in the Harry Potter blockbuster movies.

Now Action's wondrous miniature creation of the much loved story tale school has been sold and moved to it's more permanent home in Majorca, Spain a new museum "The House of Katmandu", officially opened in April of this year. It took Action nearly 3 years to complete and is his largest matchstick model to date. When finished in December of last year, it contained over a half-million matchsticks held together with 15 gallons of carpenter's wood glue. Now complete with a clock tower and many more details than originally were featured back in 2006 from tinycrafts.com.

Patrick an Iowa artist painstakingly glues together genuine but rather ordinary wooden matchsticks to make models of life-like sculptures, intriguing machines, and famous and world renown architecture.

Action's work has been seen on television, televised on ABC's Home Makeover Home Edition, High definition TV, Home and Garden TV, in magazines like AAA Travel and on display in museums and featured in places such as Ripley's Believe it or Not.

Since 1977 Patrick has glued together more than 3 million matchsticks to create many of the models that are on display in his own museum.

See more images of this truly magnificent model by clicking on the following link

By Cre8

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