Weta Hobbit sculpture unveiled at airport

21:45, Oct 25 2012
The Hobbit
FLYING IN: A new sculpture for The Hobbit has been unveiled at Wellington Airport

A 12 metre-long Gollum sculpture carved using robotics and chainsaws has been installed at Wellington Airport ahead of The Hobbit premiere.

The Weta Workshop sculpture was installed overnight and is largely made of polystyrene.

Weta Workshop's Sir Richard Taylor said Gollum was the obvious choice as the airport had previously featured a sculpture of the character for The Lord of the Rings movie.

The Hobbit
FLYING IN: A new sculpture for The Hobbit has been unveiled at Wellington Airport

Taylor said the installation would help introduce Wellington's film industry to the world.

He was pleased with the public's response to it since this morning's unveiling. 

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