Stan Munro, a big fan of architecture, though not a student has first build a Toothpick City and then a Toothpick World which is in the 2015 Guinness Book of World Records for the tallest toothpick structure: Burj Khalifa, Dubai (16ft.) entirely made out of toothpicks.
Stan learned everything through books, the internet, History Channel, and a little something called “8th-Grade Algebra.”
Toothpicking has been a hobby since his 5th grade art teacher brought a toothpick project to the classroom. Stan stayed with it, and almost 30 years later. Stan makes a living at it.
10 years ago, when his wife Suzi was suffering with some kidney liver disease and he had to stay home caring for her, he started toothpicking. In 2006, he sold his first Toothpick City exhibit to a museum in Spain. Suzi is getting better day by day and who is Stan’s inspiration, his muse, and the center of his world. They are located in Syracuse, NY.
He completed Toothpick City 1 (A History of Skyscrapers), which had 50 of the world’s tallest buildings, in 2005.
After its sale he decided to start work on Toothpick City 2 (Towers and Temples) which will have 40 buildings made out of four million toothpicks and 170 litres of glue.
It includes the Blue Mosque in Istanbul, the Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame in Paris, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, and the Parthenon in Athens.
So far Stan has created more than 100 unique masterpieces consisting famous structures from around the world which are entirely made out of toothpicks.
Toothpick World is a traveling exhibit – unlike anyone has seen before. It is a collection of more than 60 famous buildings from around the world–ALL built to the same 1:164 scale, and all out of toothpicks. It can be set up in any configuration, and in a number of different museum spaces. Toothpick World is a sensory experience of engineering, architecture, culture and just plain craziness. It ABSOLUTELY has to be seen to be believed.
In March, 2012, Stan formed Toothpick World, LLC, a traveling exhibit corporation. The purpose of the exhibit is to entertain, educate, and even enlighten, as museum-goers see what one man can do with a little imagination, a whole lot of time, and more than 3 million toothpicks.
Few of his creations are:
Visit Toothpick City and World for more images in detail.
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