On any given weekday, you’ll find Weta Workshop sculptor Gary Hunt deep in the bowels of the design studio. Hidden behind an ominous black curtain, he’ll be conjuring up magic of the darkest sort: the very latest, top-secret collectibles from Middle-earth. But should you gather the courage to peer a little bit closer into the nooks and crannies, you’ll discover that Gary has a long and successful career building creatures, characters, and whole worlds entirely of his own making.
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.