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Friday, March 26

Jimmy Jangles vists the Weta Cave


The Weta Cave is the 'store front' if you will of Weta WorkshopWeta Workshop is a "multi-award winning conceptual design and physical manufacturing facility servicing the world's entertainment and creative industries." 


Keen Halo fans might know it as the place where the props and production was happening for the as yet unmade Halo Movie. They are more well known for making a series of movies some people call Lord of the Rings. In Wellington, we just call them 'that film Peter made' a while back....


Weta Cave is a shop for people to go and buy trinkets and sculptures and books on the various movies that Weta Work shop has contributed to - and they have some Halo product for sale. 


Visitors to the Cave get to see a 20 minute short of the goings on at Weta Workshop - there's heaps of Halo stuff in there as they did a lot of preproduction work for the canned movie. Still, there's some hope a Halo film will get made...

Here's some poor quality iphone pictures of what's on offer that I took during my visit this afternoon. 

Arby and the Chief
Various Spartan Helemets

Chief v. Flood
Brute Spiker from the Halo film production
Prop from the Blomkamp Shorts

Jimmy Jangles and new friend Lurtz

2 comments:

Seenoht said...

Man, I'm so jealous. Weta really cemented themselves with those "Jackson" movies as being right up there with ILM as the best effects studios in the world. I bet that was a great outing for you.

Jimmy Jangles said...

Ya, was a good hour!