We've seen plenty of tiny works of art hit the internet lately. But it's truly rare to see how one of these impossibly small masterpieces is actually created. Architecture students in Mumbai offer us a glimpse at the mini sculpture skills of Vilas Lakkabathini in this video, though, and it's transfixing.

In the span of about five minutes, Lakkabathini carves the Eiffel Tower into the tip of a pencil. It's not a perfect replica, but since it's the size of a finger nail, we'll let some of the inconsistent detailing slide. It looks pretty good! Just don't let anybody write with it. [Digg]