In Neill Blomkamp’s cult sci-fi action film CHAPPiE (2015), MOOSE is a heavy weapons machine, originally engineered as a Police Force aid. In addition to creating the full-sized robot, Weta Workshop produced a miniature MOOSE mech as a tabletop prop for the film. This 1:8 scale resin kit is based off the same 3D files used to produce the MOOSE miniature, allowing you to assemble your own film prop replica.
An intermediate level of model-making skill is required to assemble this kit. The scope of the model allows you to observe all the fine details, whilst the scale allows for easy painting. One thing is for certain: when completed, the shelf-presence of the robot promises to be immense.
OPEN TO MODIFICATION
Weta Workshop’s expert model maker Leonard Ellis is adamant “you don’t have to build what’s on the box.” The MOOSE resin kit was designed with modification in mind. The robot’s pose is fixed, but the rest is up to you. Scavenge parts to kit bash, customise the model with a coat of paint or decorate MOOSE like it appears in CHAPPiE using the decal sheet.
Build your own ‘bot, then send us a photo! We’d love to share your work with our community.
RESIN KIT FEATURES
- Approximately 180 unpainted components
- Materials: Polyurethane resin, wire, tube and photoetch
- Scale model: Approximately 1:8
- Dimensions: 370mm x 420mm x 410mm (W x D x H)
- Instruction guide & MOOSE robot decal sheet included
It’s a passion project from the model-making shop for people who are model makers to take home and build themselves.
Please note: tools and materials to assemble the kit are not included with this purchase. Essential model-making tools include a hobby knife, hobby saw, pliers, files, sandpaper, CA glue (cyanoacrylate glue) and paint. Some preparation before assembly is required.
Images are of a pre-production prototype. Final product may vary.
Weta Workshop Behind-the-Scenes on CHAPPiE
ABOUT WETA WORKSHOP RESIN KITS
Weta Workshop’s co-founder Richard Taylor and crew have been keen collectors and builders of kit models for decades. In the collectibles room, every inch of shelf space displays a model from the land, sea, space or beyond. At long last, we have channelled this creativity and passion into producing our own line of high-quality resin kits that model-makers from around the world can enjoy.
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