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7.6 meters cruise ship model is made of 800,000 toothpicks

Posted on Mar-15-2011· by

7.6 meters cruise ship model is made of 800,000 toothpicks

An American man used 80 million toothpicks to constructof a 7.6 m long, 0.9 meters wide and 1.83 meters high, “Queen Mary” cruise ship model.

The man named Wayne Kusy, lived in Chicago. When he was in the elementary school, he wanted to do a small work of art with some household items, such as, lollipop stick, oatmeal, or even noodles, these are his object of “artistic process,” and finally he chose toothpick.

Kusy said, he liked to use the seemingly insignificant things, to build some grand, it was something shocking. Queen Mary is obviously most proud of his work. Because the model is so large, requiring divided into three parts to move out from the apartment of Kusy.

The “toothpick artist” is only his sideline, he is a web developer. He also want to dedicate himself to the toothpick art, but the construction of these toothpick boat was too time consuming. kusy said he had spent a year building a 3-meter-long Titanic toothpick model, eventually sold it at $ 10,000 to a Los Angeles museum, and the production of these boat models, a total cost Kusy 12 years.

One Response to “7.6 meters cruise ship model is made of 800,000 toothpicks”
  1. Randolph R. Harris Says:

    Would you have some plans of the hull cut-a-way and cross sections of the hull? Please advise, thank you and God bless.

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