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Weta workshop

Step into a fantastical film effects workshop and explore the worlds of horror, sci-fi and fantasy in-the-making at Weta Workshop Unleashed. 

Wētā Workshop Unleashed

A fantastic film fx experience

Wētā Workshop Unleashed won the international award for Storytelling in the Blooloop Innovation Awards 2021.

Step into a fantastical film effects workshop and explore the worlds of horror, sci-fi and fantasy in-the-making. It’s a journey through Wētā Workshop wizadry’s creative process that needs to be seen to be believed.

Creative workshops

Starting from January 25 2021, creative workshops will also be available, allowing members of the public to gain hand-on tips and techniques from the Wētā Workshop wizadry crew. Be introduced to special effects make-up and learn how to create horro-bly convincing wounds with silicon gels and makeup in their Horror FX Workshop, or create your own keepsake from genuine leather in their brand new maker's space in their Leather Workshop. Both workshops can be booked with a Unleashed guided tour on the end or seperately.

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The 90-minute guided experience includes:

  • Monsters, giants & robots – oh my!
  • Interactive gizmos
  • Discombobulating displays
  • Fantastical set-pieces from the worlds of horror, fantasy & sci-fi
  • Eye-popping practical effects: discover how the crew design, build and bring them to life

Return to reality, if you must, brimming with creative inspiration. Collectables, keepsakes and tools for your own craft can be picked up in the Wētā Cave retail store.

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Last updated: 12 October 2021

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