City of the Kings

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Patrick Acton is currently building a model of JRR Tolkien\’s City of Kings from the Lord of the Rings. He expects the model to be completed next year. Acton is proprietor of the Matchstick Marvels Tourist Center in Gladbrook, Iowa

The model to be completed by the end of 2010.

goole it, has some more great photos

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    20 Responses to City of the Kings

    1. Sing with me
      “Aaall by my-selllllf…
      Don’t wanna be..
      Aaall by my-selllllf…”

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    2. I tried to goole it, but found it ungoolable 🙁

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    3. I dont care what anyone says, this guy is my hero.

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    4. Yeah that’s pretty amazing and detailed…

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    5. It’s not the “City of Kings,” it’s Minas Tirith. Minas Tirith doesn’t even MEAN city of kings, it means Tower of the Guard after it overtook Osgiliath (Fortress under the Stars) in defense capability. It wasn’t ever called city of kings in the novel. There was no king, just a Steward of the throne (Denethor II) for many, many years. Yes, a king (Anarion) built it, but he originally named it Minas Anor(Tower of the Sun). Around the Second age, they changed the name to Minas Tirith.
      /rant

      If you’re going to be that big of a Tolkien fan to make this awesome creation, AT LEAST FUCKING NAME IT RIGHT.

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    6. I’m sure his parents are proud. You know, the one’s he still lives with.

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    7. @mini-schnauzer: He looks like hes in his 50s or 60s, so his parents are either decrepit and senile, or dead… People with homes and jobs have hobbies… Even ones as grandiose as this.

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    8. @purple banana: I totally agree, if “grandoise” is new slang for “shithouse”

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    9. @Skulltimo: If it was supposed to be made out of high-quality modeling material, then it wouldn’t be as good as it could, but this is fucking made of matchsticks. I can’t make a stick out of matchsticks. Can you make non-linear buildings out of matchsticks?

      I don’t get where you’re seeing a shithouse, unless you’re talking about his actual house. And everything seems very well organized. So FAIL.

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    10. for a second there I thought it looked like Seireitei

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    11. *Stupid internal 500 Problems….

      *achem*

      I wonder if Minas Tirith is rent controlled. It’s a populous city with little room and no expansion outside it’s walls.

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    12. If that’s not made of white chocolate, it’s worthless.

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    13. Saw what you will, this is just EPIC!!

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    14. @LadyWinchester: Epicly repelling women… AMIRIGHT!?!?

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    15. @ purple banana.

      wow. all I am going to say, has been said during Clerks II. You need help.

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    16. @GrandAdmiralThrawn: LMAO thanks… Every girl’s allowed ONE obsession… Some chicks like makeup, fashion, blast, who do the kids like these days? Uh, Morgan Freeman…

      My dad just happened to read me Tolkien a lot as a kid. I just love it.

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