German Engineering and a Million Matchsticks

Michael Ardnt is one German fellow with way to much time on his hands.  According to a German auto Web site, over the course of six years he built a full-scale replica of a McLaren 4/14 F1 car out of matchsticks.


Resting on the tire of his matchstick creation is the model he based his creation on.

    At a cost of roughly $9,000, the build project took nearly 956,000 matchsticks and 1,658 tubes of glue to complete.

    The scale-model replica was designed to be broken down into 45 separate parts so that it could be removed from his kitchen once complete.

    You can learn more about this interesting project (if you can read German) and view a full photo gallery at www.autobild.de/mmg/mm_bildergalerie_528018.html?tab=0.

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