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Richard Taylor from Weta Workshop during his panel at HobbitCon 2014

During one of his panels, Sir Richard Taylor answers a question from one of the attendees. Someone asks about him wearing a Dark Crystal t-shirt and if he thinks another puppet fantasy could work nowadays or if VFX have taken over. Stay tuned for more interviews and features from the event every Tuesday and Thursday! Weta Workshop is a five ...

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HobbitCon: How to get a job at Weta Workshop, as told by Sir Richard Taylor

Jay Johnstone, Legendarium’s Director of European Media Operations, continues his coverage of HobbitCon 2014 in Bonn, Germany! Sir Richard Taylor talks about what he is looking for in a potential employee at Weta Workshop during one of his panels. Weta Workshop is a five time Oscar winning conceptual design and physical manufacturing facility servicing the world’s entertainment and creative industries. ...

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EXCLUSIVE: From Middle-Earth With John Howe

Best known for his role as conceptual designer for Peter Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies, John Howe first got “a real spark” from the Hildebrandt calendars and began illustrating his own versions from the inspiration of iconic artists. Through the years, John’s works have included illustrations for such classics as The Silmarillion, The Lion, the ...

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EXCLUSIVE Interview with Steve Saunders of Weta Workshop

Steve Saunders is the Collectibles Sculpture Supervisor for the legendary Weta Workshop. Originally from South Africa, Steve made a powerful entrance at the New Zealand workshop with his first Gandalf and Strider creations for the Lord of the Rings collection. Working closely with all collectibles at Weta, and as The Hobbit nears its world premiere release, Steve created his new Gandalf the Grey for The Hobbit line. ...

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Giant Gollum Welcomes Visitors at Wellington Airport

A 13 meter long Gollum invaded the Wellington Airport main terminal Thursday morning with the help of Weta Workshop. The sculpture depicts the playful Gollum as he attempts to catch delicious fish for his dinner. Created by designer, Richard Taylor and Weta Workshop’s Rob Gillies, it is now the Welcome point for the airport terminal. Richard said, “We have had ...

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Weta Workshop Releases "The Hobbit" merchandise!

October 1st marks the day fans of The Hobbit and Weta Workshop have been waiting for – the release of the merchandise for the upcoming Peter Jackson trilogy, The Hobbit! Whether you’re a fan of maps, weapons, or statues, the Weta Workshop Hobbit store has something for you! Papergoods The Contract of Bilbo Baggins – Prop Replica Hand made by ...

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