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.
Upon a raised throne, crowned with antlers of wood, he delivered judgement upon those fool enough to enter his domain unbidden…
All hail the next chapter in our Masters Collection. Thranduil, the Woodland King is the fourth in our line of fine art Middle-earth statues, and our first from The Hobbit motion picture trilogy – making this an auspicious collectible indeed.
FEATURES OF THE MASTERS COLLECTION: THRANDUIL
Masters Collection #4
Our largest 1:6 scale collectible yet
Extremely Limited Edition of 400
Principal sculptor: Steven Saunders; Assistant Sculptor: Yorke Yu
Polystone & fibreglass
Amber-effect crack on stairs & silver paint on base
Removable Thranduil & Guard – can be displayed as an unpopulated environment
Based on original concept art for the film, on-set reference, & original costume
Dimensions: 105cm x 100cm x 92cm (W X H X D)
Steven’s incredible artistic abilities; his focus on detail combined with the collective energy and expertise of our team has elevated this piece to what it is.
Richard Taylor, Co-founder & Creative Director
CREATING THRANDUIL, THE WOODLAND KING
Sculpted by Wētā Workshop artist Steven Saunders and towering at a metre in height – with a width to match – Thranduil, the Woodland King represents the largest 1:6 scale statue Weta Workshop has created.
The statue was brought to life through the combined talents of Wētā Workshop’s technicians, craftspeople, and collectibles development team, who were able to draw on rich reference material: the actual costume from the film; concept art; and photographs from set. “Everything was incredibly well documented,” says collectibles art director Daniel Falconer. To support and enhance the cohesion of the piece, Steven followed the sculpture through each stage of the creative process, from digital modelling, sculpting and model-making, right through to molding, casting, and painting.
The rich detail was achieved through a combination of digital and physical sculpting. Once the form was 3D printed, Steven applied a base layer of clay and worked methodically to capture a range of textures by hand. The resultant statue is one of great contrast; of surfaces rough and matte; smooth and glossy. Flattened staircase slabs and intricate fallen foliage. Above it all, the curling antlers of the Elven throne, half-carved, half-grown, with the King himself sitting in autumnal fabric, majestic.
Images show a pre-production prototype. As each sculpture is hand-painted, variations may occur.
THRANDUIL, THE WOODLAND KING SHIPPING
Masters Collection: Thranduil the Woodland King is over-sized, ships in two cartons and attracts shipping surcharges that can only be accurately calculated manually after an order is placed.
These are indicative shipping costs based on pricing 4 months ago. We will advise you of the shipping cost before we process your order, so there will be a few days' delay before we ship. Please note all sales are final and we will not accept cancellations if the final shipping cost falls within these estimates.
PLEASE NOTE: As Thranduil is SOLD OUT in our US warehouse, shipments to USA and Canada will come from our NZ warehouse and are TBC.
We’ll ship Thranduil, The Woodland King in two boxes:Box 1: 760 x 1,400 x 600 mm at 28Kg
Box 2: 900 x 850 x 410 mm at 23Kg
To help keep costs down, Thranduil will not include a wooden display plinth. He will be shipped in sturdy and lightweight premium packaging.
ABOUT THE WETA WORKSHOP 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.
This piece is truly marvellous! It is so grand and the attention to detail is insane. This piece is the jewel of my vast Weta collection and an absloute show stopper centre piece in my house. Worth every dollar.
One hundred years is a mere blink in the life of an elf!
I never thought Gandalf and Frodo on cart would ever get made, let alone this!
The sheer scale of this piece makes it a very commanding presence in an average collection room and a real space eater. However, it\'s sheer size does not deter from the fact that this is a spectacular piece of sculpting and painting.
The throne itself is beautifully done in it\'s depiction of an ancient, fossilized tree root/trunk which has had steps carved out of it to reach the lofty seat area which has been adorned with a set of similarly fossilized Giant Elk antlers to surround the Woodland King. Look closely at the steps and you will see a beautiful vein of amber running through it down to the stone paved and walled base. The base itself has intricate elven scroll work decorating it and laying scattered on the paved area are the fallen leaves of the fading Elven kingdom.
Thranduil sits in all his royal finery and here the artists have really excelled. His layered fine clothing is very detailed and painted to give it a luxurious and real fabric look. The likeness and skin tone of Thranduil is spot on, right down to the lofty arrogance of an ancient ruler who has turned away from the troubles of the outside world.
The exclusive Royal Guard is another well crafted and painted piece that is loaded with fine detailing that just highlights how much thought went into designing these characters right down to things such as belts, footwear and jewelry.
Stunning piece all round but with a 3ft span to navigate with it is not for the space challenged.
Worthy of the Master Collection title.
Muhteşem bir şaheser ürün
Thranduil heykeli weta\'nın kalitesini gösteren bir yapıt olmuş. Kesinlikle her Tolkien severin alması lazım. Ama Fiyatı çok pahalı. Daha ıygun bir fiyat olamazmı? Teşekkürler thsnks Weta
This is an incredible work of art. The attention to detail is amazing. The paint, the poses, the overall feel of it is perfect. It is a massive piece for sure, but commanding and expertly crafted.
This piece is unbelievable. Its presence makes it a center piece on any collection. The amount of detail everywhere from base to the king, the soldier deserves to be mentioned as one of the most detailed pieces I have ever seen. Paint job is perfect. May Weta bring us many Master Collection items at this level of awesomeness.