Coming in 2021!


A matchstick model of NASA’s newest Mars rover Perseverance has been in the works since April of 2020. The actual NASA rover landed on the surface of Mars February 18th.

The newest matchstick model will be on display at the Matchstick Marvels museum in Gladbrook this summer. Artist Patrick Acton hopes to have the Perseverance exhibit installed at the Matchstick Marvels museum by mid May. Construction continues on the full-sized model of Perseverance and drone helicopter Ingenuity. Finer detail work on the car-size model will continue throughout the summer months while on display. The massive model measures over 10 feet long, 9 feet wide and 7 feet at its tallest point. The model will contain over three quarters of a million matchsticks when completed this fall.

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