Giant Gollum Sculpture Installed at a New Zealand Airport

Gollum Sculpture by Weta Workshop at Wellington International Ariport

Miramar, New Zealand special effects and prop company Weta Workshop built an incredible 2,645-pound, 9.8 foot-high, 43-foot-long sculpture of middle-earth character Gollum to celebrate The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (upcoming Peter Jackson film) and constructed it in only three nights time (completed on Thursday, October 25, 2012) at the Wellington International Airport in New Zealand. The Weta Workshop built scene, which is suspended from the ceiling and hovering over diners in the main airport lounge, displays Gollum as he hungrily grabs at four sculpted ‘juicy sweet fishes’ (also created by Weta Workshop) that are hanging in front of him. You can check out the impressive build process in the making-of video below. We have previously written about Weta Workshop and their creative work.

The Gollum creation was designed and facilitated by Richard Taylor and Weta’s workshop supervisor Rob Gillies to create an unforgettable experience into Wellington Airport, the gateway of the Wellington region.

As stated by Richard Taylor:

“We have had a long and wonderful relationship with the Wellington Airport team, who continually focus on presenting an exciting gateway into our city. We are thrilled to once again be creating something with Wellington Airport that will bring delight to the many visitors coming to our fabulous city.”

Gollum Sculpture by Weta Workshop at Wellington International Ariport

Gollum Sculpture by Weta Workshop at Wellington International Ariport

Gollum Sculpture by Weta Workshop at Wellington International Ariport

photo by Steve Unwin

Gollum Sculpture by Weta Workshop at Wellington International Ariport

photo by Steve Unwin

Gollum Sculpture by Weta Workshop at Wellington International Ariport

photo by Steve Unwin

Gollum Sculpture by Weta Workshop at Wellington International Ariport

photo by Steve Unwin

photos via Weta Workshop and TheOneRing.net

via TheOneRing.net

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