Weta Workshop Winners Return from a Creative Week in Korea

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Accompanied by two talented students, the Weta Workshop crew are back from a week of fantastical creativity: the Gwangmyeong Concept Design Symposium in South Korea! This trip is the culmination of the annual Gwangmyeong Concept Design Competition (GCDC). Now in its fourth year, the GCDC asks the best emerging design talent in New Zealand and South Korea to put their imagination to the test.

Weta Workshop Gives Power Rangers Suits a Mighty Reboot

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Attention nineties kids, kids of nineties kids, and anyone who likes superhero sagas: Saban’s Power Rangers has launched on Blu-ray, featuring a sleek new set of suits created by Weta Workshop for one of pop culture’s most iconic quintets.

Sofia Bue Brings Bodies of Art to Kickstarter


Bodies of Art, the debut art book by Weta Workshop technician Sofia Bue, is live on Kickstarter now. Its pages showcase Sofia’s award-winning bodypainting through a series of gorgeous photographs, showing the human body in an extraordinary new light.

Entries Open for 2017 Gwangmyeong Concept Design Contest

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It gets bigger and better every year. Weta Workshop has opened the 2017 call for entries for the annual Gwangmyeong Concept Design Competition. Up for grabs? An incredible trip to South Korea with Weta Workshop CEO and Co-founder, Richard Taylor.

Behind the Scenes on Ghost in the Shell

The cybernetic future of Ghost in the Shell is about to take shape at the movies. Working closely with director Rupert Sanders (Snow White and the Huntsman), New Zealand’s Weta Workshop produced an extensive body of work for the Paramount Pictures, DreamWorks Pictures and Reliance Entertainment production, spanning conceptual design, prosthetics, animatronics, specialty costumes, props, on-set assistance and behind-the-scenes content.

Weta Workshop’s First Board Game Now New Zealand’s Most Successful Kickstarter

30 days. 6598 backers. $USD935,010 raised. At 4pm on Saturday, GKR: Heavy Hitters, the first board game by Weta Workshop, exploded past the finish line to become New Zealand’s most successful Kickstarter. 

Limited-Edition "Ghost in the Shell" Collectible Figures

To mark the release of Paramount Pictures and DreamWorks Pictures’ highly anticipated live-action film Ghost in the Shell, Weta Workshop, the award-winning creative design and practical effects facility, has launched two stunning limited-edition collectible figures: Major, the lead character and the beautiful but deadly Geisha.  These impressively detailed statues mark the first time the Workshop has made the foray into mixed media collectibles, also expanding the direction for the Workshop’s consumer products team.

Iconic Ghost in the Shell set-piece now in Weta Cave

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In the lead-up to Paramount Pictures and DreamWorks Pictures’ Ghost in the Shell U.S. premiere in New York on 29 March, an iconic costume from the film has been unveiled at the Weta Cave on Wellington’s Miramar Peninsula, where it will remain on free public display.

Inside the Chop Shop Vol. 1: Customising your Heavy Hitter with Leonard Ellis!

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With 20 days left to go in our Kickstarter for GKR: Heavy Hitters - Weta Workshop's first ever board game - it's time to talk about what you can do with the unpainted robots you'll receive in the Painter's Edition pledge! Starting with our amazing Middle-earth model-maker, Leonard Ellis, and his customised hot rod Heavy Hitter.

Weta Workshop’s First Kickstarter Funded in 4.5 Hours

Stretch that monkey brain, chomp hard on that mouth guard and prepare to throw down for the hottest board game brawl this side of the megapocalypse. GKR: Heavy Hitters, Weta Workshop’s first ever tabletop game, has launched on Kickstarter - and has already met its funding goal in just 4.5 hours.

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