Gollum Watches Over You At Wellington Airport
It’s already apparent that New Zealand is pretty fond of the Lord Of The Rings. With Peter Jackson having shot the film adaptation of the book series in the country, that fondness makes sense. And it often shows itself in such unique ways.
Wellington Airport unveiled a 13m Gollum in the ceiling of the diner area. As pictured, it appears to be reaching for a NZ Rainbow Trout. The sculpture was designed and produced by Richard Taylor and Weta Workshop Supervisors Rob Gillies and Sarah Morris.
Many are excited about the sculpture in Wellington, including Mayor Celia Wade-Brown, who confessed to already being a Tolkien fan.
“I was given one of those paperback copies of LOTR for Christmas when I was 12, she said. That was a very, very quiet Christmas as I read my way through those books!”