German Engineering and a Million Matchsticks

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

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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.

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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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