Once a stronghold of Gondor, now a fortress of the kingdom of Rohan, Helm’s Deep was carved into the feet of the White Mountains, below the towering Thrihyrne.
The fortress of Helm’s Deep was named for Helm Hammerhand, past king of Rohan, who brought his people to the keep during the Long Winter. Built to endure, the Deep was nestled in a gorge, flush along the mountainside, and was a place where the people of Rohan could seek refuge for long periods of time, as was Théoden’s plan when he led the Rohirrim there in anticipation of Saruman’s attack. Spanning the valley was the Deeping Wall; a face of impenetrable stone, save for a small culvert at its base.
Saruman would send an army of ten thousand Uruk-hai to wipe out the woefully outnumbered Rohirrim, and while Théoden had reckoned on the stone of the stronghold to protect them, he had not counted on the cunning of the Wizard. Ladders and giant ballistae flung grappling hooks with which to haul them up against the Deeping Wall, whilst Uruk-hai armed with explosive devices targeted the small culvert at the wall’s base, breaching defences hitherto deemed impermeable.
While the fortress was under siege, Éowyn led Rohan’s vulnerable to shelter within the Glittering Caves of Aglarond, behind the Deep. Surrounded by shimmering crystals and mineral pools the refugees were forced to bide the conflict, not knowing the fate of their kin in the battle, or that which awaited them; for good or ill.
- Limited Edition of 937;
- Depicts the iconic fortress of Helm’s Deep;
- Made in celebration of the 20th anniversary of The Two Towers;
- Hand sculpted and model made by Wētā Workshop senior model maker Leonard Ellis;
- Illumination brings the environment to life;
- Includes a cut-away cross section of some of the keep’s rooms and the Glittering Caves;
- Created using reference to the original shooting bigatures, set plans and on-set photography.
The 20th Anniversary of The Lord of The Rings movies has a special significance to us here at the Workshop, and we are delighted to commemorate the upcoming event with iconic Middle-earth figures. Let the celebrations begin!
Richard Taylor – CEO & Co-founder, Wētā Workshop
Orders for this piece were open for a strictly limited time, from 4th December 2022 to 18th December 2022 (PST). The final edition size of 937 was determined by the total number of orders made during this period. No more, no less.
Please note: Images are of a pre-production prototype. Each piece is hand painted and some variations may occur.
It takes hundreds of hours to design, sculpt model make, mold, and paint the prototype for each new Middle-earth piece. Whether it be a prop replica, beautiful environment, or iconic character, we treat our collectibles with the same level of care and attention to detail that we bring to our film work.