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Endlessly collectible. Totally adorable. These pint-sized vinyl figures have BIG personalities. Collect them all!
Ready. Set. Collect. Mini Epics are here!
Revealed for the first time at San Diego Comic-Con 2017, collect your EPIC set of vinyl figures from The Lord of the Rings. Wave One features five of Middle-earth's most essential residents:
Digitally sculpted by 3D artist Mauro Santini (Ghost in the Shell, Warcraft), and developed by the Weta Collectibles team, MINI EPICS are Weta Workshop's first foray into the world of pop culture vinyls!
I imagined (the final model) probably for a month, and when it's painted...the feeling is incredible.
READY. SET. COLLECT!
THE MINI EPICS STORY
For more than 27 years, Weta Workshop has created creatures, characters, and entire worlds for the screen - all from our home in Wellington, New Zealand. For a mammoth seven years, we helped to bring The Lord of the Rings to life, crafting thousands of props, costumes, weapons, armour, and miniatures! We've worked on some of the world's coolest movies like Avatar and King Kong, and even picked up five Academy Awards along the way. We're a busy bunch.
When The Fellowship of the Ring landed in 2001, we weren't about to let the world of Middle-earth stop at the screen. We set about bringing it to shelves, cabinets, and tabletops across the globe! Channelling all that passion and artistry into beautiful statues, these amazing pieces were designed by the same Weta Workshop artists who work on our film projects. And it is still that way today.
OUR MINI EPICS
15 years on, fans' insatiable hunger for all things Middle-earth shows no sign of slowing. Which got us here at the Workshop thinking: what else could we do to bring this EPIC world to collectors and film lovers across the globe? The answer: cool and quirky vinyl collectibles, straight from Middle-earth itself. MINI EPICS! Endlessly collectible. Totally adorable. These pint-sized figures have BIG personalities. And we're only just getting started...
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Please note: images are of a pre-production prototype. Final product may vary.