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.
Accompanied by two talented students, the Weta Workshop crew are back from a week of fantastical creativity: the Gwangmyeong Concept Design Symposium in South Korea! This trip is the culmination of the annual Gwangmyeong Concept Design Competition (GCDC). Now in its fourth year, the GCDC asks the best emerging design talent in New Zealand and South Korea to put their imagination to the test.
Typically, San Diego Comic Con is the big reveal event for Weta Workshop’s collectibles team. But this year they’ve decided to let something slip a few months early. A new video, released today, showcases plans for their new 1:30 scale range of collectible dioramas. The teaser video features Weta Workshop designers and technicians, including one of Middle-earth’s favourite sons, Workshop concept designer and author of The Hobbit Chronicles, Daniel Falconer.