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Winner of seventeen Academy Awards, The Lord of the Rings was brought to the big screen by New Line Cinema and directed by Peter Jackson. Wētā Workshop was intrinsically involved in the design and physical effects manufacture for all three films.

THE WITCH-KING™ & FRODO™ AT WEATHERTOP™

1:6 scale statue - Limited Edition of 700
Dimensions:
(W x H x L) 36 cm x 41 cm x 24 cm
Weight: 13.585 lbs (6.162 kg)

Hunted by Sauron’s Ringwraiths, Frodo and his Hobbit companions flee into the wilderness, led by the mysterious Strider. By secret ways, the ranger guides them across country to Amon Sûl, a lonely hill east of Bree where long ago his Númenórean ancestors built a watchtower. Known as Weathertop, the bare, ruin-studded hill affords a wide view of the lands about, and the companions had hoped to find sign of the missing Wizard Gandalf.

Any hope of rest is soon shattered when a Nazgûl scream pierces the air: the enemy has found them! Frodo, Sam, Merry and Pippin are surrounded by five black-cowled Ringwraiths as they huddle amid the broken stones, swords drawn. But the Halflings are no match for the Wraiths, who bat Frodo’s companions aside with disinterest as the Witch-king, their lord, advances on the stumbling Ringbearer.

Unable to resist, Frodo thrusts the One Ring onto his finger and is plunged into the grey spirit world of Ring-sight. No longer an empty black robe, the Witch-king is revealed to Frodo in his true form, fell and terrible to behold. Beneath a bladed crown he glows with an unearthly light; a tall white being of ghostly skin drawn about sunken features, wispy hair whipped by an ethereal tempest, and a long, jagged blade in his luminous hand as he reaches for the Ring.

FEATURES:

  • 1:6 scale;
  • Limited Edition;
  • Captures a critical moment in Tolkien’s story, where we almost lose our hero;
  • Elements whipped & distorted by Wraith-world effects create the sense the Witch-King is in a different elemental space, distanced from the Hobbit;
  • Prototype by Wētā Workshop sculptor Jane Wenley;
  • Made from high-quality polystone with environmental resin;

 

As a sculptor this piece was really interesting to work on. There’s so many elements that you have to think about: the flowing of the fabric, the otherworldly mist, Frodo’s intense expression on his face and the tension between him and the Witch-king. It made it a really great challenge and also stretched me as an artist.

Jane Wenley - Sculptor, Weta Workshop

CREATING THE WITCH-KING & FRODO AT WEATHERTOP

Packing an armature into her San Diego Comic-Con suitcase, Wētā Workshop sculptor Jane Wenley began the piece in the thick of the action in 2018. The sculpture evolved over a period of two years, with the statue’s composition and detail undergoing an evolution driven by co-founder and creative director, Richard Taylor. Watch our creative journey unfold in our two-part series on the making of this collectible.

Witch-King & Frodo at Weathertop: The Making of a Collectible, Part 1:

 

Witch-King & Frodo at Weathertop: The Making of a Collectible, Part 2:

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

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  1. WITCHKING is EPIC!
    An amazing piece of art, really glad I was able to get this as I thought at first it was going to be released as a masters collection considering the sculpting time put in.
    This piece is very special, the Witch-King has so much realism when you look at his face its brilliantly scary! The use of his colours are very effective. The way his hair and crown have been done are great! Frodo seems more simple at first, however the closer you look the more details you find. Such as the detailed pattern on his sleeves and the tail ends of his cape that has been dirtied as well as dirt on his hands, knees and feet. His blue eyes are a great contrast in colours as well.

    Really like the use of the ethereal mist that Frodo is partially enshrouded in. This is extremely effective and really sets the scene that Frodo has entered the wraith world. Especially as these are two of the most important characters and its an iconic scene, it is a must have work of art.

    I feel this is a piece that will be highly sought after by collectors that have missed out and held in high regard and value in years to come.

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  2. COULDN\'T BELIEVE MY EYES
    This is such an amazing piece! From the moment I saw the preview, I knew I had to have it. It\'s huge, it\'s powerful, it\'s magnificent! I\'m in love with the way you made the fabric, Frodo\'s detailed face, and all the small parts that come with it. It looks haunting and I absolutely LOVE it! THANK YOU WETA!

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  3. Wonderful!!!
    Thanks Weta for always giving us these works of art, impressive details.

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  4. My new favourite
    The moment I saw Jane start sculpting this piece at SCC, I was in love with it. I\'ve followed the long process of this coming together step by step, ever since. And it felt like forever, but it was so worth the wait.
    Hats off for Jane Wenly and rest of the team.
    It\'s an absolute masterpiece, and I feel very fortunate to have it standing in my display.
    It\'s my new favourite, without question.

    Cheers to the Weta team!

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  5. My first purchase!!!
    Been looking at Weta Statues for years, thrilled that this is my first, looking forward to reviewing it fully when it comes.

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  6. It is so brilliant !!!
    I have just pre-ordered this astonishing peace! We already own the limited Edition of Smaug, Rivendell and many other peaces of the LOTR-Films. I simply had to add this one to our collection, it is an absolutely MUST-HAVE !!!

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  7. Breathtaking!
    I didn\'t hesitate to press the order button. I\'ve rarely seen a statue that fascinated me and it definitely counts.

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  8. just preordered!
    immediately preordred. My first purchase of a new offical 1:6 weta statue and of my fav character! CAN\'T WAIT!

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  9. WONDERFUL!!!
    Immediately pre-ordered only seconds after release. Wonderful work that deserves a thank you!

    I am looking forward to March when I can hold it in my hands!

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  10. AMAZING!
    I Pre-ordered this immediately when it got online, I am so excited! This sculpture looks amazing, one of the best I\'ve seen so far from Weta. I know it will absolutely be worth the money. I will definitely review it when it comes out in March 2021. Hyped to the max!

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