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Weta - Celebrates 10 years

Eldaria
Rivendell


Jun 8, 9:48pm

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“There are some things that time cannot mend. Some hurts that go too deep ... that have taken hold.”





grammaboodawg
Immortal


Jun 10, 2:33am

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Weta Cave is so cool! The Weta Cave entrance with the hobbit door is hidden in the bushes off to the right of the main entrance seen here. As soon as you go in, you’re met with full-size statues of Gandalf, Gollum, Dwarf Guards and Azog. There are shelves of books, clothes, collectibles and anything else you could want.

Weta also has tours of the interior of their workplace. They don’t take you through the actual workshop, but you do get to see so many of the props and prototypes of items for all the films they inhabit. No pictures are allowed, but any questions you have are answered… within reason ;)

My favourite part of the Weta stop is the full wall of collectibles built like a mountain side with all of the statues, helms, and busts made over the nearly 20 years since the films came out.

Their appreciation for the fans of their work is shown from entrance to exit. They even welcome suggestions for other collectibles and environs. As I left during my last March visit, I asked if they were going to make a Pippin statue wearing his Shire clothes so he’d fit in with the statues of Frodo, Merry, Sam and Bill the Pony. They said they’d heard for this to be added a lot, and they would see what they could do ;)


Happy 10-year Anniversary Weta Cave, Tania and Richard! You are the absolute BEST! :D







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Annael
Half-elven


Jun 10, 4:01pm

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I read the subject line and thought, "but Weta has been around for more than 20 years surely?" Then I went online and found out it's been more than 30 years of amazing work - even though we here think of them as "ours" because of LOTR. Wink

I am a dreamer of words, of written words. I think I am reading; a word stops me. I leave the page. The syllables of the words begin to move around … The words take on other meanings as if they had the right to be young.

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grammaboodawg
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Jun 11, 10:44am

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The Cave is 10 years, Weta is way longer :)




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cats16
Valinor


Jun 11, 4:25pm

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Join us every weekend in the Hobbit movie forum for this week's CHOW (Chapter of the Week) discussion!




Attalus
Lorien


Jun 11, 7:12pm

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...is the only thing by WETA that I own. Christmas present from my GF, first Christmas we spent together.

We are the fighting Uruk-Hai! We slew the great warrior! Well, yeah, first he killed a bunch of us and another whole lot of Mauhúr's lads, and we had to shoot enough arrows into him to drop a Mûmak. But we got him!
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grammaboodawg
Immortal


Jun 12, 6:46pm

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The Balrog collectible really is incredible! So evocative and detailed :D Excellent!




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Attalus
Lorien


Jun 12, 9:48pm

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Yeah, it was a nice present. She puts an incredible amount of thought into Christmas presents.

We are the fighting Uruk-Hai! We slew the great warrior! Well, yeah, first he killed a bunch of us and another whole lot of Mauhúr's lads, and we had to shoot enough arrows into him to drop a Mûmak. But we got him!

 
 

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