Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search


Te Papa Display 8 Metre LOTRs Tower Of Barad-Dur

Te Papa To Display 8 Metre Lord Of The Rings Tower Of Barad-Dur

To mark the premiere of the third and final film in The Lord of the Rings movie trilogy, Te Papa will display the eight-metre-high, 6-metre-wide model of Sauron's Barad-Dur tower from Monday 1 December through to Wednesday 28 January 2004. Complete with its moat of molten lava flow, Barad-Dur will be erected in Te Papa's Wellington Foyer on level 2.

Generously selected and loaned by Director Peter Jackson, Barad-Dur is one of Weta Workshop's spectacular models and was used in all three films.

The model took a core team of four people, and an auxiliary team of eight more, five months to create. It is one of 72 models made for the films.

The tower will be installed on the evening of Sunday 30 November by a team of Te Papa's specialist exhibition installers.

'We are delighted to be able to display this enormous and very impressive model which demonstrates so clearly the skill and incredible attention to detail which has characterised the three films' said Paul Brewer, Te Papa's Director of Marketing and Communications. 'Judging by the overwhelming success of The Lord of the Rings exhibition at Te Papa last year, Barad-Dur's tower will be very popular with our visitors.'

Barad-Dur was originally sculpted and modelled out of compressed polystyrene, plasticine and urethane sheeting. Each component was then silicon moulded and reproduced in black-tinted, non-expanded, semi-flexible polyurea.

© Scoop Media

Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines


Howard Davis: Review - A Girl Named Mo

Moana Ete brought her three-piece band A Girl Named Mo to Wellington's intimate and iconic Bats Theatre last week for a five-night residency. Each show was recorded and filmed live for the release of her debut album 'Platonic/Romantic' on Loop records later this year. More>>

For The Birds: Who Will Be Crowned Bird Of The Year?

The competition involves well-known and enthusiastic New Zealanders acting as ‘campaign managers’ for their favourite birds with many going to great lengths to get New Zealanders to vote for their chosen bird... More>>


  • Greening the Red Zone - Bird of the year heats up: kōtare concedes, backs kea
  • Image Out-Link - Giselle Clarkson on Twitter
  • Gordon Campbell: On Bob Dylan's Nobel (And The Surplus)

    So Bob Dylan has just won the Nobel Prize for… Literature? Wow. I’d be just as happy if he’d won for his work on particle physics (“One Grain of Sand”, “Simple Twist of Fate”) or got the Economics prize for his work on the theory of contracting (“Don’t Think Twice Its Alright”) ... More>>


    Scoop Review Of Books: Whose Goat Was That?

    Mysterious Mysteries of Aro Valley is a sharp, satirical and sometimes downright scary romp through and around that valley in ways that made me question the realities of the places I thought I knew so well. More>>


    NZ On Air TV Funding: More Comedy Comes Out Of The Shadows

    Paranormal Event Response Unit is a series conceived by Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi as a TV spin-off from their highly acclaimed feature film What We Do In The Shadows. More>>


    Mars News: Winners Announced For The 2016 Apra Silver Scroll Awards

    Wellington singer-songwriter and internationally acclaimed musician Thomas Oliver has won the 2016 APRA Silver Scroll Award with his captivating love song ‘If I Move To Mars’. More>>


    Get More From Scoop



    Search Scoop  
    Powered by Vodafone
    NZ independent news