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08 December 2007

Man Makes London Tower Bridge With 1.6 Million Matches



Michael Williams spent 10 years designing and building a famous London landmark out of matchsticks, and now it's complete.

The 41-year-old created a complete replica of London's Tower Bridge out of 1.6 million matches. The road layer says he spent every evening after work crafting the 6 foot-long structure.


Michael Williams spent 10 years designing and building a famous London landmark out of matchsticks, and now it's complete.

The 41-year-old created a complete replica of London's Tower Bridge out of 1.6 million matches. The road layer says he spent every evening after work crafting the 6 foot-long structure.

He had also covered it with 156 working lights, but that almost cost him his all his hard work as it was about to go up in flames: "My brother said he saw smoke coming out of it and I looked across, switched it off and decided to rip all the lights out."

The model may just be a much smaller replica, but it took two years longer to build than the real thing, which was built in the late 1800s.

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3 comments: on "Man Makes London Tower Bridge With 1.6 Million Matches"

Anonymous said...

if you think the bridge is cool try out his web site at www.micksmatch.webs.com

The Seeker said...

wow... great job.

Anonymous said...

Amazing.