I recently visited Wellington and as a massive fan of LOTR and the Hobbit I definitely was not missing out on the opportunity to visit Weta Cave. It was absolutely fabulous. From the Trolls at the entrance to Gollum, Gandalf and Lurtz inside, the shop was a great place to look around and I bought some really nice memorabilia.
I was not aware of the Window into Workshop tour but once we arrived we had a small group, being off season, so it made the experience much more personal. Our guide Matt was brilliant, very informative and the tour really made me appreciate how much work goes into every single detail of movies. I really like the idea of it being a working area so you are able to see people making swords or sculptures. For $20 I would definitely recommend it to everyone. I also really loved the movie afterwards. After years of watching the extended editions of the movies and other clips, I really feel now as if I have a greater idea of the history of the movies and of Weta. Was interesting to see the different movies that Weta have worked on. Looking forward to seeing Elysium
One tip for the future may be to provide a small 12 seater bus from town to allow easier access for some people. The local bus was fine for me though! Definitely will be coming back to see how you have grown!
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September 25, 2013
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