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Our one-stop game studio

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We create unique location-based experiences


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Specialists in creating rich fictional worlds, our Design Studio is inspired by projects at any stage of development.  From blockbuster films and TV series, to public and private art sculptures, digital games, and immersive visitor experiences, we love to collaborate with our clients in service to their vision. fff


  • Film & TV
  • Location-based experiences
  • Digital Interactives
  • Public art sculptures
  • Private commissions
  • Collectibles


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With seventeen manufacturing departments under one roof, our workshop floor is home to an energetic creative team who work together on projects of any size and scale. From the epic to the intimate, we combine traditional handcraft techniques with innovative new technologies to make our clients’ vision a reality.


  • Film & TV
  • Location-based experiences
  • Digital Interactives
  • Public art sculptures
  • Private commissions
  • Collectibles

Location-based Experience

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Your creative vision, experience design, sitewide master planning, manufacture, and project management partner.

We apply cinematic thinking to spatial settings. The results: experiences that are memorable and meaningful.

Game Studio

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Deep inside our game studio, our crew of designers, artists, technicians, engineers and programmers are bringing immersive experiences and games to life. We take a collaborative approach to working with our clients and partners.


  • Game development
  • Game design
  • Concept art
  • Cross platform games
  • Both augmented reality and traditional platforms

Richard Taylor

Wētā Workshop Creative Director & CEO

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With more than thirty years’ experience, Co-founder and Creative Director Richard Taylor is the passionate creative at the core of Wētā Workshop. Richard has built a culture of enthusiasm and excellence that is brought to bear in every project that enters the workshop, and is still found on the workshop floor every day.

Latest Projects


Pounamu Pathways Card Tile

Pounamu Pathway

Client: Te Ara Pounamu


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Tales of the Shire

Development of a PC and console game.


LBE Latest Projects

New Zealand Liberation Museum - Te Arawhata

Design and manufacture for the New Zealand Memorial Museum Trust.

Film & TV

2023 The Creator 2023

The Creator

Design and manufacture of hero costumes, props and more.

Film & TV

2023 Foe


Film & TV

2023 Rebel Moon 2023

Rebel Moon

Film & TV

2023 Dune Part 2

Dune: Part Two

Film & TV

2023 Meg 2 The Trench 2023

Meg 2: The Trench

Concept design

Film & TV

2023 The Tank

The Tank

Creature design & manufacture

Film & TV

2023 Cocaine Bear

Cocaine Bear

Bust for lighting reference & gore prosthetics

Film & TV

2023 Wandering Earth 2

Wandering Earth 2

Specialty costume


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Across our 30 years of operation, we have been privileged to be recognised for our contribution to the creative industries and to our community. Each award is the result of a phenomenal team effort, won through working alongside and collaborating with all sorts of clever people, all over the world. Among our proudest achievements are five Academy Awards® and four BAFTAs.


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Wētā Workshop bring not only world-class artistic and technical talent to what they do, they also bring a spirit and a passion which is invigorating for the filmmaker.

James Cameron Filmmaker
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In the decade that I have worked with Wētā Workshop, they have always impressed. Their passion for innovation paired with their innate ability to straddle industries makes them unique in the world.

Rony Abovitz CEO & founder, Magic Leap
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It’s always a privilege to work with the team of artists and makers at Wētā Workshop. Their dedication and devotion to craft is uncompromising. Their want to go the extra mile is absolute.

Steven Spielberg Filmmaker

Get in touch

If you’re looking for a creative company to design or build your next project, we’d love to chat.

  • 17+ creative departments
  • Over 30 years’ experience
  • Highly awarded
  • Design to manufacture
  • Innovation and creativity
  • Government incentives may apply