Toothpick City – Our World in Toothpicks

Stan Munro has spent the last six years of his life recreating some of the world’s most important landmarks out of nothing else but toothpicks.

Most people use them to get rid of food scraps from between their teeth, but 38-year-old Stan Munro, a former television host, uses them to create wooden works of art. Stan takes between one day and six months to glue together 1:164 scale models of some of the most impressive structures on Earth.

In order to create his amazing Toothpick City, Stan Munro has so far used six million toothpicks and 172 liters of glue, but his work is far from over. Right now he is working on a toothpick replica of Angkor Wat, the most complex structure he has ever had to build. All his models are on display at the Museum of Science and Technology, in Syracuse, New York.

Photos by SOLENT NEWS & PHOTO AGENCY

via Telegraph.co.uk

Here are some of his most incredible-looking toothpick creations:

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Angkor Wat, a work in progress

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The Sydney Opera House in Australia

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The Blue Mosque in Istanbul, Turkey

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St Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City

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The Chrysler Building, Petronas Towers, Taipei 101, The Woolworth Building and the Met Life Tower

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The Aspire Tower in Doha, Qatar

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The Spinnaker Tower in Portsmouth

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St Peter’s Square, Vatican City

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The al-Haram mosque in Mecca

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The Taj Mahal

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Tower Bridge, London

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The Brooklyn Bridge and Big Ben

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the Cutty Sark


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Feedback (6 Comments)

  • Jose Portugal Posted on September 14, 2009

    That’s amazing. I’ve seen some incredible craftwork done with matches, also. I also love, and admire, art made out of ice and sand. People that have hidden talents like this should come out and show their art. You’ve got my support.

    Cheers.

    Jose, Portugal

  • غرائب Posted on September 16, 2009

    waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaw

  • duda Posted on November 3, 2009

    beautiful, such great work.

  • Hank Posted on April 28, 2010

    That’s very impressive I’m only twelve but I want to make the sculpures you do. Again very Impressive. Reply if you can

  • Karen Baker Posted on March 6, 2012

    Just beautiful. Are some of the displays still at The Assisi Institute? Would love to take kids to see this.