Converting the gameworld proportions of Warcraft into those of the real world was a unique challenge for us. We had to make sure our armour and weaponry could be worn by the actors on-set, while also capturing the larger-than-life essence of the game.
It’s always great fun to immerse ourselves in fantasy worlds, but this time Wētā Workshop had the chance to step into a computer game world – a fantastic opportunity! I’m tremendously proud of what our manufacturing teams have been able to accomplish for Warcraft.
Moviegoers’ Warcraft experience doesn’t have to end when the lights come on. Fans and collectors can now own a piece of the film themselves. Wētā Workshop’s Consumer Products team has launched a range of high-end prop replicas and polystone collectibles to accompany the film’s release. Available to pre-order online, the range will ship this June and July.
In the end, Wētā Workshop’s final tally for Legendary Pictures’ armour-and-effects-laden fantasy epic lies at nearly 700 individual pieces. Fans can see them all in action now, slashing and burning their way through Azeroth amidst dazzling CGI by visual effects house Industrial Light and Magic. With the release of Wētā Workshop’s new collectibles line, the Warcraft experience can last far beyond the realm of the screen.
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