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Sculpting & Tour with Weta Workshop Crew

Wellington, New Zealand

Experience hosted by Jen

3 hours
Includes tickets, equipment
Up to 6 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Learn tips and techniques as you begin to create a fantastical three-dimensional character from foil and modelling clay. You’ll even get to take your creation home!
One of the wonderful crew members, Jen, Kylie, or Terran will take you on a journey around Weta Workshop Tours in Miramar, where you’ll enjoy a journey through props, costumes & creatures on a guided tour of movie magic! Followed by a hands-on introduction to sculpting, special effects make-up or leatherwork.

You'll hear stories of filmmaking, and the creative process that goes into creating a film. For the film buffs and fans among you, you will get up close to props, costumes, and creatures from blockbusters like The Lord of the Rings, District 9, The Chronicles of Narnia and more.
Other things to note
• Includes tour, workshop, equipment
• Offered in English
• $99 per adult
• Meet at our dedicated off-premises tour space at 127 Park Road, Miramar (just 5-minute walk from Weta Cave)
Learn tips and techniques as you begin to create a fantastical three-dimensional character from foil and modelling clay. You’ll even get to take your creation home!
One of the wonderful crew members, Jen, Kylie, or Terran will take you on a journey around Weta Workshop Tours in Miramar, where you’ll enjoy a journey through props, costumes & creatures on a guided tour of movie magic! Followed by a hands-on introduction to sculpting, special e…

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What's included

  • Tickets
    Includes Weta Cave Workshop Tour
  • Equipment
    Use of tools & materials.
From $99
/ person
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Meet your host, Jen

Host on Airbnb since 2018
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Hi,
We work with a team of artists, storytellers, design and effects experts at Weta Workshop. In short, we’re a creative bunch who make cool stuff and hope to inspire others to do the same! Join Jen, Kylie or Terran (or another wonderful member of the Workshop crew) - as we host you on this hands-on creative workshop + tour. You'll learn how incredible things can be created with a little elbow grease and lots of imagination!
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Where you'll be

Journey through props, costumes & creatures on a guided tour of movie magic with the Weta Cave Workshop Tour!
Roll up your sleeves for the next part of your experience - an introduction to the magic of sculpture and begin to create a fantastical 3D character. This is a 550m walk from Weta Cave at Weta Workshop’s Group Experience space at 127 Park Road, Miramar, Wellington.

Rated 4.76 out of 5 from 46 reviews.

Lacey
March 2020
The tour is a wonderful event alone, but the sculpture class afterward is what made the entire experience personal and gave us a memory that we will carry with us for a lifetime. Thank you, Weta Crew!
Jacob
December 2019
We had a great time on our Weta Workshop tour and sculpting class. Loved the tour, and it was great to hear the behind the scenes insight from the guide. As a big fan of the media Weta helped create such as Lord of the Rings, it was very exciting to hear the behind the scenes stories, and information about how the props are created. My only minor complaint is that the tour is very curated to a specific museum -like area. We would have loved the opportunity for an even more behind-the-scenes look at the actual workshops, but there are surely copyright related issues that may prevent this. The sculpting workshop was no less fun, and I would recommend it to anyone who is interested in art or sculpting even at the most pedestrian level. Our teacher was very knowledgable and really helped us understand the process. We felt we were really creating something to be proud of, even with almost no experience.
We had a great time on our Weta Workshop tour and sculpting class. Loved the tour, and it was great to hear the behind the scenes insight from the guide. As a big fan of the medi…
Annelies
April 2019
Fun tour with interesting props and you get to hold some of it. The sculpting is not as easy as it looks, but fun to give it a try. Great workshop with enough time for both the tour and the sculpting.
Jona
April 2019
A highlight of our trip to Wellington. Our family loves all the Lord of the Rings movies and this was such a fun experience with Jen. She was patient with our girls and the behind the scenes extras are amazing for fans.
Christina
March 2019
This was a lot of fun! We got to spend a good amount of time playing with the clay and trying to sculpt figures, it was cool!
Lia
March 2019
What a great experience, fun, informative and relaxed. Lots of inside knowledge and great to get to be hands on with some of the props and costumes. We enjoyed it so much that we returned for the Weta Cave tour the following day.

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 14 and up can attend.

What to bring

No experience or tools necessary. Just bring yourself and your enthusiasm!