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.


via Telegraph.co.uk

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

Angkor Wat, a work in progress

The Sydney Opera House in Australia

The Blue Mosque in Istanbul, Turkey

St Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City

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

The Aspire Tower in Doha, Qatar

The Spinnaker Tower in Portsmouth

St Peter’s Square, Vatican City

The al-Haram mosque in Mecca

The Taj Mahal

Tower Bridge, London

The Brooklyn Bridge and Big Ben

the Cutty Sark

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