TOOTHPICK WORLD

The Longest, Tallest, Biggest...

It's the most frequently asked question, so here goes...

 

  • It took one man...
  • 13 years...
  • to build over 200 structures...
  • from 42 countries
  • using over 5 million toothpicks and...
  • 50 gallons of glue...
  • Averaging 23 days to build one...
  • 1 week average tower
  • 1 month average temple

How it all started...

By the numbers...

Our

Mission

We're re-creating the world--one toothpick at a time--literally. All the buildings in Stan's exhibits are built to the same 1:164 scale using satellite photos, blueprints, 3-D imaging, schematics and even drone videos. Everything is built with only toothpicks and glue. These are not machine-fabricated structures. Everything is done by hand. Stan's most advanced tool is a hand-held Dremel tool. You can see some of the cut marks and imperfections, and you can feel the energy and dedication it took to put these pieces together. Kids and adults will be amazed by the attention to detail--it's like taking a trip around the world--right in your museum!!

Not only do we hold the Guinness World Records for the Tallest Toothpick Structure (Burj Khalifa--16 ft), and the Largest Collection of toothpick structures (over 100), we're trying to get the Guinness people to recognize our 40-ft-long Golden Gate Bridge... built with just toothpicks and glue.

In 5th grade art class, Stan was asked to make a tower that was 10 inches tall that could hold the weight of an egg--Stan's held his desk...

35 years later, Stan holds the Guinness World Record for the "Tallest Toothpick Structure"--his version of the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, UAE, is 16 feet tall! (compare it to Eiffel Tower which is just over 6 feet tall)

In 2006, Stan sold his first exhibit to a museum in Spain, he has been building ever since...

Our toothpick Titanic has hundreds of man-hours in it so your guests can see up-close: lifeboats, benches, stairs, etc. We also have the USS Nimitz, the Battleship New Jersey and the IJN Yamato. We also take requests...

what we're known for...

Rome wasn't built in a day. And the Coliseum: Then & Now exhibit took more than 4 months. If your museum or university is looking for something specific, just let us know...

Famous Ships...

For exhibit rental, Contact: 

stan@toothpickworld.com


World Landmarks: Then & Now