Artist Creates a NES Out of 8539 Matchsticks and Some String

Artist Matt Brown has taken it upon himself to sculpt a life-size NES console out of nothing but matchsticks and some twine. In total he used 8,539 matchsticks and a couple feet of twine to create one of the more original homages to Nintendo’s game changing home console from the early 80’s.

According to Matt it took him a couple of months to complete the build, which is understandable when you look at the level of craftsmanship that went into it. You can check out the full image below. Make sure to follow Matt on twitter if you like what you see, and you can view his other art projects on his portfolio site.



— Matt Brown (@MattChipBrown) December 5, 2014

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