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Matchstick Minas Tirith

Attention to detail alert!! According to Great White Snark “Some Guy” spent upwards of 3 years replicating Lord of the Rings final holdup for Men, Minas Tirith. Sand? Ha! Sand. Some Guy made his Minas Tirith out of 1 MILLION DOLLARS!! Sorry, I couldn’t help but throw in an Austin Powers Reference…Who does that? I’m sorry I’m very medicated…Some Guy made his gorgeous model out 420,000 matchsticks! According to GNS:

And now his work is featured in the Matchstick Marvels Tourist Center. (Which is sort of like a museum. But not as respectable. Or with as many clean bathrooms.)

I’m not bashing GNS…I would never do that to a fellow NerdSite…It’s just I’d like a few more details on this work of art. If Snark spent 7 hours building a Lego Batmobile and compared that to this feat, I will compare it to the time I spent 2 years writing a book no one in my family read…Good Thing Minas Tirith wasn’t truly made of match sticks, the few hundred men at Helm’s Deep did a better job against 10,000 Uruk Hai then the WHOLE army at Minas Tirith. I always wondered why the kingdom that lay on the borders of Mordor were so ill equipped at staving off the Black Hoard. Seriously, remember? They used catapults and took out huge towers and city structures, while the armies of Gondor stood around running and screaming. Then when they finally busted through it was like a slaughter….Sorry, this is just my geek gripe with that battle…. Hit the jump for the rest of the pictures.

Category: Film, Nerd Culture

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