Modeler Pat Acton of Gladbrook, Iowa (USA) creates amazing buildings, ships, and even portrait busts out of matchsticks.
Maybe this will give SketchUp artists some inspiration.
In the illustration (seen HERE on his wife's website originally) we see Pat with his model of the United States Capitol. This model was made with nearly half a million matchsticks!
Pat is a career counselor and does matchstick modeling as a "passionate hobby." See more models at his website, www.matchstickmarvels.com, and also at his wife's website HERE.