Gearing up for the first installment of the Hobbit franchise due to hit theaters this December, Weta Workshop, the group of artists and craftsmen responsible for helping bring Middle-earth to life, has released a range of Hobbit merchandise for films.
The products include books, statues, fine art prints, jewelry, and much more!
Here is a listing of what Weta has available so far:
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Chronicles: Art and Design
“This book presents hundreds of full colour conceptual drawings and paintings, along with set designs, sculpture and glorious photography across more than 200 pages.
We offer this wonderful book signed by Richard Taylor, Daniel Falconer and a selection of artists who worked on the movies to anyone who pre-orders The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Chronicles: Art and Design from wetaNZ.com before 14 December.”
Assorted Maps from the original artists
“Created from scans taken directly from the original artwork and printed on Italian parchment paper”
Art Prints from the original Conceptual Designers
“From Weta Workshop’s Conceptual Designers who worked on the films”
More art prints are being planned for a later release.
1/6 scale figures
“Continuing the highly successfully range of 1/6 scale figures sculpted for The Lord of the Rings, the sculpting team at Weta Workshop present the first figures from The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.”
Authentic Prop Replicas
“Created by the same people and using the same materials and techniques as the items in the film.:”
“Weta is pleased to again be working with Jens Hansen Gold & Silversmith to produce The One Ring in gold plated Tungsten Carbide. This version is without Elvish runes.”
For more information on any of the products listed above, click on the links to go to Weta’s website.