Fan art comes in all sorts of forms, including extravagant structures composed of 14,000 painted toothpicks. That's not a sentence we get to write every day.

The start screen of Super Mario Bros. on the NES is iconic, to put it mildly, and a keen fan has taken the unusual approach of reconstructing it with toothpicks. The creation from Twitter user BitBitKorry is below.

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Constructed over the course of five days, the video below shows how it was done; it looks rather complicated, with printouts, spreadsheets and a lot of painting.

A bit trickier than painting a Mario moustache on an egg, anyway.

Thanks to Benson for the heads up.

[via kotaku.com]