Wētā Workshop Unleashed Level 5, 88 Federal St, Auckland
Totally free & 100% fun. Spark your fandom with collectible reveals, deals, hands on FX workshops and a chance to meet some of the makers behind the cool stuff at Wētā Workshop - including Richard Taylor himself.
Join us for:
Live collectible reveals at 9:00am
Artist demonstrations and chats from 10:00am
Hands-on FX workshops from 11:00am
Open tabletop gaming sessions from 9:30am - 1:30pm, Saturday and Sunday
Deals on your favourite figurines and more
A panel and Q&A, celebrating the 20th anniversary of The Lord of The Rings
Live collectible reveals
At 9:00am each day
Join us in the Wētā Cave at Unleashed, where our crew will reveal never-before-seen statues, figurines, and prop replicas; it’s your chance to see the collectibles magic up close, and be the among the first to place a pre-order.
From 10:00am each day
Get a glimpse behind the curtains and chat to the crew as our team of artists showcase their skillsets in sword making, textile design, painting, sculpting and more.
Scars & scrapes FX
From 11:00am each day
Create a backstory for your ‘wound’ and experience the feeling of wearing a prosthetic. We’ll be hosting free ‘scars and scrapes’ sessions in the Wētā Cave at Unleashed – fun for kids and adults alike!
Grab a bargain
All day, every day
Come into the store or visit us online at wetanz.com for deals on your favourite figurines, statues, prop replicas and merch.
Tabletop gaming sessions
9:30am - 1.30pm, Saturday & Sunday
Bring your favourite game to play, or pick from the Wētā Workshop games available at our open tabletop game sessions. We'll have six to eight tables available, so make sure you arrive nice and early.
Tours & workshops
Leave the weekend bursting at the seams with creativity and book a combo deal (including a creative workshop and a tour). For the Collectibles Unleashed weekend only, a Wētā Workshop technician will join in on the creative workshop with you!
Wētā Workshop Creative Director Sir Richard Taylor, and Senior Art Director Daniel Falconer reminisce about their many years of concepting and creating authentic Middle-earth artifacts for Peter Jackson's Academy Award Winning Trilogy. Register your interest to attend this free one-hour panel, complete with a Q&A session at the end.