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Eiffel Tower Made of Matches

Posted on January 4, 2007 by

A guy from Ukraine, Alexandr Pashkevich, has made a model of Eiffel Tower from matches.

The height of the structure is 3,3 ft (1 meter) and it consits of 15 000 different details made from 7464 matches.

More than that there is a illumination in the tower, made of numerous LEDs.

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88 Responses to “Eiffel Tower Made of Matches”

  1. Don Chichot says:

    Pretty impressive. :)

  2. John says:

    .ee domain name belongs to estonia.
    I bet good money that the guy is from there.

  3. Yuri says:

    Some people have too much time to spare :)
    Useless but very impressive

  4. Yurka says:

    Very nice!

  5. Yurka says:

    John, I am from Ukraine but own several .com and .ca domains. Does that make me Canadian or “International” ?

  6. Dan says:

    C’est Magnifique!

  7. asnd16 says:

    Definitely to much free time you have.

  8. [...] Always a wonderful site for the offbeat images of Russian society, English Russia has a great photo spread of a Ukrainian man who built a wonderfully detailed model of the Eiffel tower out of matches. What’s more it has a whole network of little LED lights to make it all the more true to life. I’d sure love to know more about the process and the time behind this one. [...]

  9. Bumpy Light says:

    That’s really impressive and majorly cool! :)

  10. Kirtan says:

    I had made a similar tower out of matchsticks years ago, but it was nowhere as classy as this one. Excellent work there mate!

  11. Anthony says:

    Wow, this is very very impressive work, and imagine what patience is needed for this. I bow down to you man!

  12. Jasper says:

    Nice, time spend making/building?

  13. Alexk says:

    Wow. Now this is very impressive.

  14. Zukero says:

    Makes me think about “Le diner de cons”… a great french movie.

  15. ty says:

    wow. i commend you for your patience. great photos

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  17. [...] Imagine the patience: Ukrainian builds Eiffel Tower from matches. Always a wonderful site for the offbeat images of Russian society, English Russia has a great photo gallery of an Ukrainian man, Alexandr Pashkevich, who built a wonderfully detailed model of the Eiffel tower out of matches. [...]

  18. Mr. Dew says:

    Wow, it’s really pretty I must say. Very well done!

  19. Jibran Ilyas says:

    WOW! This is fantastic.
    Hats off to the creator.

  20. [...] What would you do if you had way too much time on your hands? Build a scale model of the Eiffel Tower out of matchsticks? I’m guessing not. Fortunately, you don’t have to. Someone else already did. [...]

  21. [...] Would you have the patience to build an Eiffel Tower replica from matches?. A guy from the Ukraine does and he only used 7,464 matches. [ read more –>] [...]

  22. John says:

    Yurka, good point.

  23. Lhermitte says:

    Would you be free for dinner on Wenesday ? :p
    I think I found a world champion !

  24. La Torre Eiffel hecha con 7464 fósforos…

    A esto es lo que llamo dedicación (¿o obsesión?): Alexandr Pashkevich de Ukrania creó una réplica a escala de la Torre Eiffel hecha con 7464 fósforos de todo tipo. Vale la pena visitar la página para ver más fotos con todo el detalle de esta es…

  25. מיגדל איפל מגפרורים…

    בחור מאוקראינה בנה דגם של מידגל איפל בגובה של מטר מ-7464 גפרורים. תיעוד מצולם…

  26. Bill says:

    Really cool, mabey you could make a match stick girlfriend

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  30. [...] A guy from the Ukraine, Alexandr Pashkevich, used over 7,000 matches to build this 1 meter tall model of the Eiffel Tower, complete with over 15,000 details seen on the real monument. Check out English Russia for all the amazing pictures. [...]

  31. MAKE: Blog says:

    Eiffel tower made of matches…

    EnglishRussia writes – “A guy from Ukraine, Alexandr Pashkevich, has made a model of Eiffel Tower from matches. The height of the structure is 3,3 ft (1 meter) and it consits of 15 000 different details made from 7464……

  32. [...] All I can say is wow. It is about 3′ high, has sweet LED lighting, and made from over 7,000 matches! The intricate detail is amazing. Here is just one photo showing what I mean, but the original site has over 20 photos, including one of the LED lighting. [...]

  33. Kent Burk says:

    When are you going to light it up and watch it burn?

  34. Lori says:

    Can I say “Ohmygosh!” Shows what people can achieve if they unplug themselves!! Bravo!


    I’ll be first in line for a small scale model!!

  35. T-Bone says:

    I hope nobody sneezes!

  36. Twodp says:

    One could say that Mr. Pashkevich has too much time on his hands or that the time is/was wasted but disagree and find spending time creating something as intricate and as beautiful as what he has created is far better than spending time browsing or “surfing” the Internet as many of us do. I would bet that most here who feel that Mr. Pashkevich’s hobbies are a waste of time, waste more time on the Internet and have created nothing nearly as beautiful to show while only contributing quips and insular comments.

    Beautiful and amazing work Alexandr. Please keep it up.

  37. Twodp says:

    Sorry for the mistake, I meant to say that “I disagree.”

  38. Walter says:

    Excelente, despues de haber conocidao la torre de verdad esta es una replica muy buena, incluso las luces rojas me recuerdan cuando se festejo el año nuevo chino que estuvo de ese color. Felicitaciones

  39. Acts_of_Atrocity says:

    Impressive thing.

    Impressive pingback! ;)

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  43. tixyhugi says:

    this is…….wow:)

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  45. マッチ棒で作ったエッフェル塔…


  46. M.H.Yeilaghi says:

    Dear Mr Pashkevich I am maket maker for projects.only I can say do not be tired Sir.very very nice,I hope be successful in your life.Best regard,M.H.Yeilaghi.

  47. frontpage says:

    hi. do you want to sell it? if so, let me know by email. i am a good and real customer. from London

  48. sara says:

    It is fantastic.I apprieciate your skills and trying for making this tower. excellent

  49. Pourandokht says:

    Wow it was realyyy great Mr Pashkevich… specialy the lamps made it more impresive! I can only say, what u have done is incredible!!!!! WELLDONE

  50. Anna says:

    Beautiful, Amanzing, and Wonderful! But You Have Way To Much Time On Your Hands! What Do You Do When You Aren’t Doing Things Like This! Maybe a Girlfriend Is What You Need! I Say Try Match.com! No offense!:P I love the piece! I Hope The Lights Will Work Correctly!

  51. melanie says:

    its a gorgeous piece but it makes me wonder “Who has that much free time.”oh , i hope the wiring of the lamps isn’t bad other wise…poof. i hope you do more peices but get some friends and go out and have fun … maybe a girlfriend would be good!!!

  52. Tony says:

    Great work Alexandr. I know how much time,patience and imagination went into making this piece of matchstick art.

    Have a look at my late father’s “matchstickology” as he coined his work on this website:


    To view an in depth story follow think link at the bottom of the Catfish page.

  53. François says:

    magnifique ! :)

    GREAT work really , congratulations !! :-)

  54. savanah says:

    this pic……….ROX!!!!!

  55. jake says:

    wow! that is so cool!

  56. quiomquiki says:

    wow can you teach me??????????

  57. Baba says:

    Nagyon jó!!!!!szuper

  58. veronicayaw says:

    it is nice….how u put the light inside there??
    i like eiffel tower very much….

  59. Andy says:

    Beyond belief, words cannnot get close to conveying the amazing quality of this build and the skill that has gone into it. I build models and have built a ‘kit’ Eiffel Tower with 1603 pieces, that is quite impressive and took me well over 100 hrs work,so I can appreciate what must have been involved in this incedible construction. My only comment on a personal point is that I wish you’d painted it in it’s correct colour, then it would have looked even more realistic and not made of matchsticks. If people reading this like models then have a look at my 100% paper Motor Bike made from 541 pieces, that took me over 250 hrs work, think how long this Tower took, years I should imagine. It’s just a shame that ‘we’ never get the chance to see amazing works like this in the ‘flesh’ and just have to drool over photo’s !
    This model is so good it reminds me of the Ferrari 312pb made by Pierre Scerri, the most realistic Car model ever made !

    Andy :-)

  60. dzudzo says:

    I’m from Poland

    Look this, my projects of Stadium KKS LECH POZNAN, Made of matches


  61. XRonix says:

    wow… it’s amazing !!! I make my house with matches and I think I must learn very hard to build good house.

  62. raul says:

    no manches te qdo super yo pienso q yo no podria hacer esa torre tan perfecta te felicito¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡

  63. ball says:

    Have you got a plan which you use when this tower you built?

  64. balli says:

    Have you got a plan which you use when you build this beautiful tower?
    Can you send me? I\’m going to build it, I love it.
    Thank you.

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  67. eli janeer says:

    I used this pic to help me with a project!:]

  68. freeze says:

    heyy this is so great i am goanna copy this idea of yours so HAVE FUN

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  70. Victor Estrada says:

    Beautiful work congratulations Now!!! I would to contact the creator in order to have an expo in New York Please contact me at victorp1954aol.com Regards Victor

  71. dk says:

    nice work i want build a eiffel tower out of matches who ever knows how to build it easy way please send every steps on my email thanks!

  72. registrar says:

    Great! nice work.=)

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  74. Nikunj says:

    It’s awesome.. nice work.. :)

  75. Ian says:

    Simply amazing!

  76. MBT outlet says:

    I was just searching for this the other day. Glad I finally discovered what I needed

  77. Jason says:

    just out of curiosity, is the first platform solid as in packed with matchsticks or hollow on the inside?

  78. tomN80 says:

    Mam już prawie ukończony pierwszy poziom, myślę że za jakiś czas zobaczycie podobną. Ale nie za szybko!

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