From New Line Cinema, Peter Jackson and Warner Bros. comes J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit, brought to the big screen in an epic trilogy. Weta Workshop was thrilled to return to Middle-earth once again, contributing design, specialty props and specialty costu


1:4 scale helm - Limited Edition of 750
(W x H x L) 8 cm x 23.5 cm x 9 cm
Weight: 0.353 lbs (0.16 kg)
Principal Sculptor:
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Greatest of the Nazgûl, Sauron’s terrible Ringwraith servants, the Witch-king was once lord of the realm of Angmar. Now he haunts the ruins of Dol Guldur, leading his fellow Wraiths against the united Elves and Istari.

Summoned from beyond the grave by their master’s will, the Ringwraiths rose to challenge the White Council in the tangled ruins of Dol Guldur. Spectral, formless beings, the nine Wraiths could not be seen by mortal eyes lest they robed themselves to walk among the living. The Elves and Istari of the White Council perceived beyond the limits of mortal sight, and to them the Nazgûl appeared as warriors, clad for battle in black mail and plate.

At the head of the Nine was the Witch-king, mightiest of Sauron’s servants. In the shadowy realm he stood tallest among the Wraiths, blade in hand, and bearing a helm of twisted black steel. 

Our authentic prop replicas and collectibles are designed by the very same artists who have worked on the three films, so effectively they come straight from Middle-earth.

Richard Taylor - CEO & Co-founder, Weta Workshop

Back by popular demand, Weta Workshop is proud to announce the return of its Helm series.  Each 1:4 scale Helm is made from polystone and comes in an edition of just 750.

Behind-the-Scenes on The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

Please note: images are of a pre-production prototype. Each sculpture is hand painted and minor variations will occur.

Weta Workshop’s high-quality Middle-earth collectibles are designed by the very same artists and technicians who work on our movies. It takes 400-500 hours to design, sculpt, model make, mold, and paint the prototype for each new piece. Whether it be a prop replica, beautiful environment or iconic character, we treat our collectibles with the same level of care and attention to detail that we bring to our film work.

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  1. Another disappointed collecter
    The new helm series just feel cheep compared to the original series. I own all the original helms and was so disappointed when I received my order. It doesn\'t deserve the space in the cabinet with the original ones. If they were made the same as the original series I would have been happy to buy them all but sadly there all style no substance.

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  2. Disappointed Collector
    Having collected every one of the previous run of helms from Sideshow/Weta, I was excited that new helms were going to be produced. But after receiving this one and the other three initial pieces, Dain\'s, the Orc Lieutenant, and the Uruk General, I am disappointed that they continue to be made from polystone instead of metal like before, Gandalf\'s Hat made sense though. Which is really a shame because they are beautifully designed and I was glad to see more dwarf items. There is also a big turn off with the price as these are costing 3 times or more what the metal helms were, I know I still have records. It breaks my heart to know that my collection will be incomplete once again after so many years but I won\'t be going after the rest.

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  3. I have to agree with most comments...
    The sculp is great, and if you are a new helm collector I don\'t think you have to hesitate, it\'s a beautiful piece, BUT when set beside the old helms it painfully suffers the comparison. It really looks like plastic beside the Helm of Sauron, the Witch-King from Return Of The King, or the Mouth of Sauron... On this one particularly, the material is disappointing...

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  4. Mike
    Having collected all the previous helm, I was excited at the new issues. I was incredibly disappointed when I received them, they look and feel cheap, yet they are anything but, £80 for the Witch King helm! and it was lighter than the polystyrene packaging. No metal means I will buy no more. Seriously annoyed by the way weta have marketed this and priced them.

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  5. Bring back metal.
    Received the helm today.Having bought all three new helms I am giving a lot of thought to even buying what is coming down the line.Will not even bring up the price for what you get but they look and feel cheap.Would gladly pay three times the price if it was made like the older LOTR helms.I knew they were made from resin but you still cross your fingers and hope but sadly no.

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  6. Amazing
    As someone who has recently just started collecting I have to say that I am amazed by the detail in this item. I can honestly say I will geek over this helm for a long time.

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  7. It\'s not good for old helm users.
    I am the collector have all LOTR helms.
    I already know that made of resin not metal.
    I believe that WETA can be fufilled gap of meterial difference by pecfect PAINTING.
    On opening the box, I was so disappointed.
    It\'s not good. not good.
    Paint Quality and Mold conditions are not good.

    WETA would rather Stop the helm line than to make this case!

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