News

Weta Cave Celebrates 10th Anniversary

40I8619 100618

On Sunday, Weta Workshop’s world-famous tourism hub, retail store, and mini museum opened its doors to celebrate ten years in business – heralded by the proverbial popping of corks and the very real munching of cake. 

Weta Workshop’s Creatures & Costumes Collide in Pacific Rim Uprising

A sci-fi showdown of monstrous proportions, Legendary’s latest blockbuster, Pacific Rim Uprising, has landed in cinemas, featuring creature design and sci-fi suits by New Zealand’s Weta Workshop. Under one roof in Weta Workshop’s facility on Wellington’s Miramar Peninsula, the Workshop crew produced designs for the Kaiju monsters, fabricated a series of highly technical suits, and joined the production team on set in Sydney, Australia.

Prime Minister opens Weta Workshop's world-leading mixed reality facility

P3 9841 190318 

In another creative first, Weta Workshop has today officially opened its newest facility, Weta Gameshop, thought to be the world’s first specialist mixed reality development studio dedicated to creating new content for Magic Leap.

Diary of a Sculptor: Volume One

17.08.25 Walkway to Wall

Weta Workshop is excited to announce a very special collaboration with New York sculptor, Sabin Howard. We are working with Sabin on a World War I memorial sculpture to be displayed in Pershing Park, Washington D.C. As Sabin progresses in his work, he'll share his thoughts on the sculpting process from deep inside the walls of the Workshop. 

Congratulations to our winners!

Joint design programme opens new creative worlds

Weta Workshop School

 

Concept designers eager to advance their skills in the film, TV and game sector can now learn from industry leaders of the award-winning Weta Workshop in a new venture with Massey University and its Master of Design programme. Operating within the existing Master of Design framework, the course focuses on Entertainment Design for film, television, and game. 

Weta Workshop's Colourful Costumes for Thor: Ragnarok

The latest film in the Marvel universe is not just a smashing success. It has Kiwi blood running through its veins. Wellington’s Weta Workshop manufactured hyper-stylised armour and weapons for the film, including super cool helmets for Thor (played by Chris Hemsworth), the Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), and even a costume for the film’s director, fellow New Zealander Taika Waititi.

Copyright 2018 Weta Workshop