Upon a raised throne, crowned with antlers of wood, he delivered judgement upon those fool enough to enter his domain unbidden…
Thranduil, the Woodland King is the fourth in Weta's line of fine art Middle-earth statues, and the 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)
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 and comes in two cartons. As a result, Games of Berkeley will NOT ship this item. It may be purchased ONLY for pickup either at our store or at KublaCon 2023.
ABOUT THE WETA WORKSHOP MASTERS COLLECTION
Designed for discerning collectors, the 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.