Weta doesn’t just create props and VFX for the movies—they also create awesome collectibles. Including this beauty, which was the hottest item at New York Comic Con. Behold the official bust of Smaug from The Hobbit, made by the same artists and technicians who worked on the films.
Image Comics' Rat Queens is being made into an animated series! Weta Workshop animation studio Pukeko Pictures will team up with Heavy Metal to adapt the comics series by Kurtis J. Weibe and Roc Upchurch into a 30-minute television show by the same name.
Hobbiton is an idyllic scene... except for the untimely arrival of the wizard Gandalf, in this gorgeous art print called "Disturber of the Peace," by Weta Workshop concept artist Ben Wootten, who worked on the Lord of the Rings films.
Ready your man-melters and infallible aether oscillators! It's time to crush the Venusian heathens once and for all. Weta Workshop released a new animated promo for Dr. Grordbort's amazing steampunk rayguns and other super-advanced tools of space Empire.
If you really want to join the Na'vi, you're going to have to understand their way of life. Luckily, artist Craig Shoji shared with us some of his Avatar concept art showing what the Na'vi eat and how they live.
At least from audience response I've spotted on Twitter, District 9 may be the saving grace of mostly lousy summer science fiction. Here's a look behind the scenes compliments of Wired.
Nadya Vessey was a child when her legs were amputated due to an illness. When asked about them, she said that she was a once mermaid; now with her prosthetic tail, she finally is one.
In a pulpy alternate universe, a great inventor named Doctor Grordbort is selling ray guns and rockets to colonize the solar system. We went to New Zealand and interviewed the artist who created Grordbort's world.
Peter Jackson's Weta Workshop in New Zealand is where artists and crafters have made everything from the Lord of the Rings creatures and armor, to King Kong's dinosaurs. We're visiting Wellington, and took a tour.