Notre Dame – 298,000 matchsticks
Iowa artist Patrick Acton has glued over 4 million ordinary wooden matchsticks into 65 incredibly detailed scale models of life-like sculptures, complex machines, and world renown architecture. Acton has used the tiny two-inch long sticks to build huge models like his 13-foot long true-to-scale model of the battleship USS Iowa, and a 12-foot lighted model of the United States Capitol.
Minas Tirith – 420,000 matchsticks
Hogwarts – 620,000 matchsticks
Space Shuttle Challenger – 200,000 matchsticks
USS Iowa – 137,000 matchsticks
United States Capitol – 480,000 matchsticks