29.10.12 by Jeff

Gollum installation by Weta

Huge Gollum installation by Weta
Weta has installed a gigantic 13-metre wide sculpture of Gollum catching a fish, inside the Wellington Airport. I love the detail of the air bubbles. Watch a video clip of the installation process below!

Huge Gollum installation by Weta

Huge Gollum installation by Weta

wetafx.co.nz

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Jeff
Jeff Hamada is the Founder and Editor of Booooooom. He lives and works in Vancouver.



  • I thinks what’s most fascinating about this is the discussions I’m finding here and there in regards to the Lord of the Rings franchise basically eclipsing much of New Zealands culture (for instance they’re changing their coinage to LOTR themes as well). Not to say it’s even good or bad, but interesting nonetheless.

    • this is actually a really interesting topic, things like this happen all the time to small towns that are famous for certain shows/films – like Twin Peaks etc, but might be the first time it has happened on this scale? i’m trying to think of any other time and entire country embraced a film like this

      • I don’t think there’s such an example to this scale for a film, or at least nothing comes to mind (I’ll ask some of my film major friends), but it’s always interesting how countries have exploit only the shallowest of cultural aspects to attract tourism.

        But, on related note here’s a New Zealand LOTR themed airline safety video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=cBlRbrB_Gnc





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