Two and a half years in development, Gollum has been crafted by Master Sculptor Jamie Beswarick, a member of Wētā Workshop’s sculpting team for more than twenty years.
Featuring hand-placed natural hair, translucent skin, and cloth of real leather, this is the first time Wētā Workshop has represented Gollum in 1:3 scale. Near clear, water-effect resin lies the creature’s ill-fated Ring, undisturbed on the naked stone, caught in a moment in time.
To celebrate the release of this very special first Masters Collection sculpture, we have created Gollum in a Limited Edition of just 589: one statue to mark each year of Gollum's life in Middle-earth.
Daniel Falconer discusses the auction lots.
Each person brings their extraordinary skill and artistry to every realistic detail: the eyes, the hair, the highly detailed base, so beautifully sculpted by our most senior artist, Jamie Beswarick.
FEATURES OF MASTERS COLLECTION: GOLLUM
- Tinted translucent resin skin
- New-tech eyes with depth
- Individually hand-placed hair
- Pond with water-effect resin
- Leather loin cloth
- Special premium box featuring exclusive art print by Alan Lee
- Height: approx. 400mm
- Weight: approx. 6kg
Please note: this product was designed and prototyped here in the Workshop. Images show a pre-production prototype. Each statue is painted by hand and slight variations will occur.
Masters Collection: Gollum
ABOUT MASTERS COLLECTION
Designed for discerning collectors, our Masters Collection represents the pinnacle of Wētā Workshop craftsmanship.
Embodied in each of these extraordinary statues, you’ll find an exacting attention to detail. Materials of the highest quality. The latest technology, meshed with the finest handcraft. A reverence for the source material that can only come from artists who have lived and breathed Middle-earth for over twenty years.
More than collectibles, these are sculptures of fine art.