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Dalek created out of 480,000 matchsticks

By T.K. Randall
September 26, 2009 · Comment icon 12 comments



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A 66-year-old man in Bognor Regis, England has spent the better part of two years creating a full scale model of one of TVs most iconic sci-fi villians using in total more than 480,000 matchsticks.
Nearly 50 years after Dr Who first did battle with the Daleks, here is the proof that he has at last met his match - all 480,000 of them. This full scale matchstick model of one of television's scariest aliens is the work of Brian Croucher, 66, who spent more than two years on the task in the sitting room of his end of terrace house in Bognor Regis, West Sussex.


Source: Telegraph | Comments (12)


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Comment icon #3 Posted by Artemis.the.Hunter 14 years ago
I have a mini RC Dalek in my room... I told my parents that if I ever get married, the Dalek will be the ringbearer I wish I had the patience to do that though... I want one
Comment icon #4 Posted by Dr Alien 14 years ago
i was starting to think that i could use a new material to create my animation, but 2 years working on that, i dont think so
Comment icon #5 Posted by village_idiot 14 years ago
That is awesome! Hmmm...wonder what would happen if we added a little flame....?
Comment icon #6 Posted by lilmcnessy 14 years ago
I would love to see this lit up, anyone seen that mythbusters episode when they light thousands of match sticks?
Comment icon #7 Posted by Jaygatz 14 years ago
I would love to see this lit up, anyone seen that mythbusters episode when they light thousands of match sticks? Thought they lit match heads....Hmmm guess i was wrong! Just buggin ya. We know what you ment LOL Doubt he used the match heads to build that tho, would be a fire just waiting to happen !!
Comment icon #8 Posted by lilmcnessy 14 years ago
Thought they lit match heads....Hmmm guess i was wrong! Just buggin ya. We know what you ment LOL Doubt he used the match heads to build that tho, would be a fire just waiting to happen !! It would still have match heads on it wouldn't it? or has he cut them off
Comment icon #9 Posted by TheSearcher 14 years ago
It would still have match heads on it wouldn't it? or has he cut them off He actually uses special matches, no match heads on them as such. Besides he has sanded certain parts, which would most likely have ignited the match heads if there were any, because of the friction.
Comment icon #10 Posted by Lady Amethyst 14 years ago
Incredible time and effort, and care!
Comment icon #11 Posted by Anarky 14 years ago
It would be soo funny to see him trip and fall over the Dalek, he would be totally p***ed
Comment icon #12 Posted by Bill Hill 14 years ago
It's a debate which has been raging through the Sci-fi community for years.. but it appears as if we have confirmation. Dr Who fans are the most saddist.


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