Wētā Workshop Unleashed - & Intro into world building combo

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Have you ever dreamed of a fantasy world and imagined every tiny detail? Join our workshop and explore your artistic side and uncover the joy of creating.

Online price from $87.2
3 hours


Have you ever dreamed of a fantasy world and imagined every tiny detail of its landscape, colour, texture and shape? Have you ever wished you could create it, make it into something real, and explore how it would look once it's been constructed?

At our 'Intro into world building' creative workshop, our crew will teach the basic tricks of the trade to help you turn your imagination into reality. Experience what it’s like to be a practical effects artist, making real miniature environments and landscapes for a setting in a movie scene.

First, your tour:

Wētā Workshop Unleashed - 90 mins

Wētā Workshop Unleashed is a fantastical realm created by the Oscar-winning artisans of Wētā Workshop. Built upon three fully realized and completely original film concepts, you are invited to discover the wonder of filmmaking firsthand.

Hosted by enthusiastic guides, you will be led through a fantastical version of our movie making workshop.

Second, your workshop:

Intro into world building - 80 mins
Turn your fantasy world, into reality.

Creating a physical miniature landscape that feels like a real environment with believable elements, isn't as hard as you think. You need to be creative, yes, but our Unleashed crew will help you extract your inner artist and teach you the skills you need to create your imaginary world.

You’ll be guided through a Workshop brief based on our original fantasy movie, the Age of the Ever-Clan, featured in the Wētā Workshop Unleashed experience. Your crew member will take you through the brief, examine the movie scene to understand the miniature required, and then dive right into the techniques needed to bring that scene to life.

Feel what it's like to be a movie artist!

Everything you need to create your fantasy world will be provided, along with personal instruction so you can craft a truly believable environment. Workshop sizes are limited so that everyone can get the personalised attention they need to have fun and create something amazing.

Certificate of Creativity! 

You’ll receive a Certificate of Creativity upon completion of the workshop.

Where to go

88 Federal Street, Auckland CBD
Take the elevator up to Level 5 
We recommend arriving 15 minutes before your booked time.

We are a quick 10-minute walk from Britomart – Auckland’s central bus and train station, and the Intercity Bus terminal is close by.

For public transport options, please refer to the AT website.

Additional info

Please notify us if you have sensitive skin or known allergies. For more on the products we use, contact us at [email protected]

We strongly recommend booking online in advance. We cannot guarantee on-the-day availability.

For groups of 15 people or more, please check out our Groups & Events.

Please see our cancellation policy and terms and conditions before your visit.


Also did the fantasy workshop and we highly recommend! Team helped us cultivate our (admittedly odd) ideas to help us succeed.

KAY P 21st August 2023 Yonder Reviews

It is very cool experience to see how the artists create the movie special effect and combined art with technology. Anything they can imagine. We also attended the workshop with hands-on creative experiences, wow. It is hard to believe how the simple household stuff can be turned beautiful models for movie props.

CHIA C 22nd January 2024 Yonder Reviews

Amazing! The guided tour was really interesting and paired with the worldbuilding workshop that we did, it really encouraged all of us in our group to start trying out making little sets like that.

TATIANA C 4th November 2023 Yonder Reviews