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Countdown to Emerald City Comic Con

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We’re gearing up for our first major show of 2019! Emerald City Comic-Con takes place on March 14 - 17 and our excitement is building. We’re bringing crew and collectibles all the way from New Zealand to meet fans, film buffs and lovers of cool stuff. Here’s what to expect at the Weta Workshop booth (#2402) across four days…

Weta Workshop Crafts Tech Suits for The Wandering Earth

Hailed as “China’s first full-scale interstellar spectacular” (The Hollywood Reporter), The Wandering Earth has launched in cinemas worldwide. Directed by Frant Gwo, the film adapts Hugo Award-winning author Liu Cixin’s story about a desperate mission to save a doomed Earth. To prepare for lift-off, New Zealand’s Weta Workshop manufactured a series of suits equipped with highly technical exoskeletons, domed helmets, and specialty backpacks.

Weta Workshop’s Magic Leap Game Finalist in International Awards

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Hold onto your rayguns. Weta Workshop’s gaming division has been announced as a finalist in both the VES and D.I.C.E. Awards. The ground-breaking sci-fi game, Dr. Grordbort’s Invaders, available exclusively on Magic Leap, was released in 2018 and has been heralded as ushering in a new era of gaming.

Weta Cave Celebrates 10th Anniversary

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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

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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

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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. 

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