Friday, November 30, 2012

Get off the Road!

A shortcut to Mushrooms? Wait, those aren't Hobbits - those are three Germans and a Frenchman. The Frenchman is on the bottom - that is so typical!

Frodo meets an old friend at the Weta Cave.

This concludes our broadcast day - please enjoy this lovely lily while I share the super-tip-top-secret portion of this post.

For $20, you could actually take a tour of Weta Workshop - not the store, the actual Workshop. Only myself and one other person on my tour of about 35 people opted to do this, and the rest are completely crazy stupid, because it was completely wonderful. No pics allowed, though, so you'll just have to imagine it.

OK, you don't see the entire place, only a small portion of it, but they have lots of items on display and even though there are 'Do Not Touch' signs everywhere, Jade, our tour guide, said, 'you can touch that' at just about every step on the tour, so I've touched Sauron's armor and the miniature of the castle in 'Prince Caspian' as well as bits of armor and other things. You can peer into the shop where they artists are actually working (if you're there before 5 pm) and we got to meet one of the artists, Craig, who was working on a sculpture and let us 'help'. Tid had to come back and shoo us out, it was so fascinating. Highly recommended if you ever have the chance.

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