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MatchSticksMatchSticks - We cover matchsticks. Things like strike anywhere matches, bamboo matchstick blinds, the history of Chinese matches, fly matchstick airplanes, matchstick rockets, bridge designs, matchitecture & more.



Matchitecture is a construction model hobby concept invented in the early 90's by a notable model kit maker Roland Quinton. The matchsticks used in Matchitecture are called microbeams.


Matchitecture

Is an easy and exciting technique; built from a single construction element, the microbeam (match stick), this provides the builders greatest challenge. You simply use the templates (plans) provided to cut the microbeams to the correct length, and glue them together. The kit contains everything needed to get the job done.

Matchstick models are scale models made from matches. With Matchitecture regular matches are not used, but a special modeling type which do not have the combustible heads, and can be bought from art and craft shops. The matches are cut by means of a sharp knife and fixed together using glue, often being held in place by cardboard "formers" until the glue is dry. Many kits are available, consisting of instructions, pre-cut card formers and sufficient modeling matches for the project. A number of hobbyists prefer to build their models from scratch.

Taj Mahal

Item #: BJT6635
Matchitecture fans looking for a real challenge will find it in this 7,500 piece kit of the Taj Mahal. An immense mausoleum of white marble, built in Agra between 1631 and 1648, by order of the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his favorite wife, the Taj Mahal is the jewel of Muslim art in India and one of the universally admired masterpieces of the world's heritage. 7500 matchsticks are required to assemble this model.

Matchitecture - Taj Mahal (Click to enlarge)
Taj Mahal

$79.99 each
(Worldwide Shipping)
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Gold Rush Train

Item #: BJT6613
A Matchitecture starter kit. It was in 1849 that the American Gold Rush began. During the next few years, this movement resulted in the construction of the Central Pacific Railroad in 1861, the first TransContinental railroad. Hundreds of thousands of new immigrants poured into California inches a long and arduous journey by train across the desert and the Rocky Mountains. 1800 matchsticks are required to assemble this model.

Matchitecture gold rush train (Click to enlarge)
Gold Rush Train

$31.99 each
(US Shipping Only)
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Matchstick Bridge DesignsMatchstick Bridge Designs - Replicas of London Tower Bridge, Sydney Harbor Bridge, and River Tyne Swing Bridge are all examples of matchstick bridge designs by hobbyists. Their construction may range from a few hundred to over 1 million matchsticks.

All prices and information on this page was submitted on June 2008 - Check product source for any changes.

The most relevant links we could find, placed here free

Matchitecture - Creator of and official website of this brand of matchstick models. Sold under Bojeux Toys/BJ Toys label. www.matchitecture.com

Burbank's House of Hobbies - Products sold include Bulldozer, Chrysler Building, Eiffel Tower, Empire State Building, Fokker Dr 1 Triplain, Gold Rush Train, Japanese Bridge, The Notre-Dame-de-Paris Cathedral, Chinese Junk (Oriental Boat), Taj Mahal, Fire Truck, Trailer Truck, Mechanical Digger (Steam Shovel), and accessories. Online orders, International shipping. store.houseofhobbies.com

Ouray Toys, Inc - Matchitecture Toronto CN Tower, Mississippi Boat, Bulldozer, Chrysler Building, Eiffel Tower, Empire State Building, Fokker Dr 1 Triplain, Gold Rush Train, Japanese Bridge, The Notre-Dame-de-Paris Cathedral, Chinese Junk, Taj Mahal, Fire Truck, Trailer Truck, Mechanical Digger, and accessories. Online orders, International shipping. www.ouraytoys.com

Horizon Hobby - Matchitecture Antique Car, Bulldozer, Chrysler Building, Eiffel Tower, Empire State Building, Fokker Dr 1 Triplain, Gold Rush Train, Japanese Bridge, The Notre-Dame-de-Paris Cathedral, Chinese Junk (Oriental Boat), Taj Mahal, Trailer Truck, and accessories. Online orders, US and Canada shipping only. search.horizonhobby.com

eHobbies - Matchitecture Mississippi Boat, Bulldozer, Chrysler Building, Eiffel Tower, Empire State Building, Fokker Dr 1 Triplain, Gold Rush Train, Japanese Bridge, The Notre-Dame-de-Paris Cathedral, Chinese Junk, Taj Mahal, Trailer Truck, Mechanical Digger and accessories. Online orders, US shipping only. www.ehobbies.com


Empire State Building

Item #: BJT6647
New York's famous Empire State Building, a New York City Landmark and a National Historic Landmark, soars more than a quarter of a mile into the atmosphere above the heart of Manhattan. 500 matchsticks are required to assemble this model.

Matchitecture empire state building (Click to enlarge)
Empire State Building

$13.59 each
(Worldwide Shipping)
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Mississippi Boat

Product ID: 4417
The Mississippi River boat was the last of the glorious American river ferries of the 19th century. 4500 matchsticks are required to assemble this model.

Matchitecture mississippi boat (Click to enlarge)
Mississippi Boat

$59.95 each
(Worldwide Shipping)
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