We think big in Middle-Earth and they don’t come any bigger than Azog the Defiler from the Hobbit films! While the original Azog was created using computer graphics, he was built around a real actor, Manu Bennett, and enhanced with motion capture technology (performance capture). You can see how in the Weta video below this post.
The fibreglass statue was made for the Hobbit Costume Trail by artists from Weta Workshop, based on the digital original, and you can get some idea of the impact this giant dwarf slayer might have caused as you stand looking up at him on the Level 2 foyer at Te Papa Museum here in Wellington. On the plinth he stands 3.5 metres, about 11.5 feet tall. There is a lot of costume detail such as footwear, weaponry and a grim loincloth.
- Leather boots/foot protectors
- Loincloth made from victims heads
- Weapon arm, Weapons
- Fibreglass Figure
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