Pin-head sculpture of London landmark

Pin-head sculpture of London landmarkA pin-head sized replica of the Lloyd's of London building has been sold for £94,000 ($193,000) at auction.

The model, an exact scale version of the architecturally renowned steel-and-glass structure that opened in 1986, took four months to create using white gold and platinum.

The work by micro-sculptor Willard Wigan is no larger than a granule of sugar and must be viewed through a microscope.

Mr Wigan, 50, from Birmingham, said: "This has been the most difficult piece I have ever made. The precision needed to ensure that the micro-sculpture is entirely to scale and proportion placed an incredible physical and mental demand on me."

Original architect Lord Rogers said: "Designing the actual building itself was an intricate challenge, but to see it recreated in such minuscule proportions and with so much detail is quite unbelievable.

"I had to look through the microscope several times to check my eyes weren't deceiving me."

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