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Wellington International Airport Lord of the Rings Exhibition

13 Nov 2003

The stage is set...

The characters are in position for Middle Tarmac's latest tribute to Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King.

Wellington Airport will tomorrow unveil film sets from the Trilogy, some not seen in public before, as part of its continuing countdown to the world premiere.

The miniature sets, from Three Foot Six Art Department, stretch over twenty-five metres and include scenes shot from the latest movie, The Return of the King.

Situated along the terminal's main southern thoroughfare, the exhibition is being installed by a small army of workers, heard but hidden from view.

Wellington Airport CEO, John Sheridan, said once the sets are unveiled, travellers will be left in no doubt that they have entered the Gateway to Middle Earth.

"We want to give passengers, visitors, and their families a chance to see and experience the excitement we in the Capital are feeling. The displays may stop travellers in their tracks but hopefully it won't stop them getting to arrivals and departures on time!"

The unveiling of the sets follows the arrival of Gollum on top of the terminal and the instalment of costumes from Weta Workshop and Three Foot Six Wardrobe above the retail shops.

"Already the public are pulling out their cameras and their smiles. The best part is that this is free of charge for everyone to enjoy."

A factsheet giving a brief description of the exhibition is available to download view as PDF (file size 19kb)

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