The Lord Of The Rings : Orthanc - Black Tower of Isengard

$275.00 USD
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16.9" x 11.8" x 7.1" (H x W x D)
43 cm x 30 cm x 18 cm
4.2 lbs (1.9 kg)

In a great black tower in Isengard dwells Saruman the White.

Before the great wizard was turned to the dark side, in the time when Gandalf sought council with Saruman - the head of his order - Isengard was lush and green and its gardens lent themselves well to a contemplative stroll.

This Orthanc is the inspiration for Weta's latest environment from The Lord of the Rings.

Weta has previously created an Orthanc collectible based on Isengard AFTER Saruman and his orc cohorts felled the trees and turned the once-pleasant sanctuary into an industry of war and destruction.

This new Orthanc at just under 17 in (43cm) towers above the old collectible, which has allowed for intricate detail in the tower as well as the surrounding gardens.

It joins previous environments from Weta, such as Rivendell and Bag End as well as the long sold-out The Argonath and The Prancing Pony.

Naming Competition

In collaboration with our friends on TheOneRing.Net, we ran a naming competition to set this new environment apart from the old.

Christopher Turner came up with the winning entry and wins a Bag End Collector's Edition:

Orthanc - Black Tower of Isengard

Our senior model maker, Dave Tremont has documented the model making process as well as the work done by his colleagues in the paint, mould making and sculpting departments in Weta Workshop. Read the articles about the Making of Orthanc:

Part I - Modelmaking from scratch 

Part II - The Mold Making Process 

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  • Orthanc - size comparison with Orthanc 'post-ruin' environment
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Please Note: Product photos are of a pre-production prototype. This product is hand painted and variations will occur.

This is an Open Edition Collectible.

All the first 400 have now sold ! 

1. Numbered Edition

The first 400 Orthanc sculptures ordered online will be individually numbered on the base and the box. Subsequent orders will not be numbered but part of an open edition. 

2. The Eye of Sauron - Orthanc Edition

In addition, the first 400 orders will also receive an exclusive Eye of Sauron pin, plated in 24K gold on a commemorative backing card. [Pending Approval by Licensor]

How do I know if my order is one of the first 400?

Your order confirmation email will state the name of the product you ordered as "Orthanc 'Pre-ruin' (First 400)". On subsequent orders, the product ordered will only be called "Orthanc 'Pre-ruin'" or "Orthanc - Black Tower of Isengard".


Most useful user reviews

Weta Collector
5 stars

Fantastic Sculpture!

This arrived a few days ago and I was blown away by... Read more.

This arrived a few days ago and I was blown away by the level and quality of detail this version has as opposed to the Orthanc ruins version. Love the contrast and depth of scale the surrounding trees give to this piece. I am very pleased to add this to my collection. The best compliment for this environment would be Barad-dur, which I hope will be in the works sometime in the near future. Fantastic job Weta!! Hide.

4 of 4 people found this useful.

Gold Collector
5 stars

Orthance - another must have

I have just received my 80/400 piece.
I made sure I was... Read more.

I have just received my 80/400 piece.
I made sure I was at home when the pre-orders started and I do not regret.

It is magnificent, the level of detail is just breathtaking - the engraving on the top of the tower is just amazing. I can't wait to put it on display.

I am honored to have Orthanc in my collection. Keep going guys. I hope I will see a day where Minas Tirith is announced. Hide.

3 of 3 people found this useful.

Weta Collector
5 stars

Orthanc IS Middle Earth

One of the most iconic structures in the trilogy. I'm proud to... Read more.

One of the most iconic structures in the trilogy. I'm proud to have 353/400 in my collection. Great job WETA Hide.

1 of 1 people found this useful.