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Robert Pearlman
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posted 02-26-2013 02:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
SPACE.com's Leonard David reports about British sculptor Willard Wigan's ultra-tiny artwork, a statue of Buzz Aldrin that fits inside the eye of a needle.
The ultra-tiny artwork, created by British sculptor Willard Wigan, depicts Apollo 11 moonwalker Buzz Aldrin and is part of a collection of pieces described by many as the "eighth wonder of the world." The Buzz Aldrin figurine is on display in the San Diego Air & Space Museum Museum’s Ripley’s Believe It or Not! exhibition.

Wigan, who hails from Birmingham, England, has made a career or creating unique, micro-pieces so minuscule that they are only visible through a microscope. He is scheduled to give a presentation on his work today (Feb. 25) at the San Diego Air & Space Museum’s Pavilion of Flight.

MarylandSpace
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posted 02-26-2013 03:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MarylandSpace   Click Here to Email MarylandSpace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This sculptor/artist is amazing. You need to check out his website to see some of his other works.

Norman.King
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posted 02-27-2013 10:21 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Norman.King   Click Here to Email Norman.King     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Wow! that's just awesome.

starhopper
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posted 03-06-2013 02:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for starhopper   Click Here to Email starhopper     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
But WHY??????

Rocketman!
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posted 03-06-2013 08:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rocketman!   Click Here to Email Rocketman!     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Now, that's one small step!

GoesTo11
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posted 03-10-2013 10:32 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for GoesTo11   Click Here to Email GoesTo11     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by starhopper:
But WHY??????
Not because it was easy, but because it was hard!

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