Lloyds of London on a pinhead and more micro-sculptures.

A replica of the famous Lloyds of London building has been sold for nearly £100k at auction. The reason why this piece of art is so special is that it is just the size of a grain of sugar and needs a microscope to be viewed in all its glory.

It took micro sculptor Willard Wigan 4 months to build in white gold and platinum.

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.”

Here are more examples of Willard Wigans work.

The Statue of Liberty in the eye of a needle

Elvis Presley on a pinhead

Titanic on the tip of a pin

Six wives of Henry VIII