Tuesday, 6 July 2010

Intrepid Journey part 2- the Weta Cave

When I was three years old I suddenly became too afraid to walk past the hall cupboard on my own. My mother discovered I was petrified of our Tellus Vacuum cleaner and she finally realised it was because I thought it was a Dalek from "Dr Who!" To this day I swear thay are at least distantly related! modern version above ^
I finally got to see what was inside the real thing when Troys sister Jules took us to the Weta Cave in Miramar, Wellington city. http://www.wetanz.com/cave/
Strangely enough the weird tentacled creature at the controls was nowhere near as frightening as the robotic exterior.

If you need to update your raygun Dr Grordbort has a very nice selection !

The infinity Beam Projector is a personal favourite.

Who could forget this face - the mighty Kong himself. I just couldn't help myself...
I had to purchase this limited edition model of his skull for my collection.
And of course the Weta Cave included an extensive array of artifacts and collectibles from the Lord of the Rings trilogy. This man-sized Orc resides above the counter as if about to attack the dude at the til.

A very life-like Gimli.
One of many collectibles. Troy also carries his "precioussss" around his neck heh heh

This guy is larger than life and guards the doorway. Almost as scary as our old vacuum cleaner!


Lucky Dip Lisa said...

I had to be very brave coming here...I thought you'd been out photographing Weta's and I am petrified of them! Funny story about the vac. I remember watching Dr Who as a kid and after it finished I went into the bathroom where my Dad had a wetsuit hanging up to dry. Scared the daylights out of me! I can't remember what I thought it was but I do remember being terrified of this thing hanging up! lol
That skull will be a very cool addition to your collection.

Corrine said...

I remember watching Dr Who as well, My Mother had to stop me watching in the end because it gave me nightmares. Funny to look back on. I hope to get to Weta workshop next year when the school goes up for the Wellington trip.