Weta Cave celebrates 12 years - Photo / Weta Cave (Facebook)
Weta Workshop's popular Weta Cave has celebrated its 12th birthday.
The Miramar-based Weta Cave ticked up the birthday milestone in Wellington Saturday, with fans enjoying small bubble tours in keeping with Covid-19 restrictions.
As itswebsite says, Weta Cave is "a must-see for film buffs and lovers of cool stuff."
There was "cake, cookies and lots of cheer and celebration," says Hobbit fan Axl Scott.
The 'cool stuff' on show at Weta Workshop. Source / Weta Wokshop (YouTube)
There were personal highlights for those who enjoyed the day.
"My highlights were seeing Rocco the Cat (owned by a nearby resident), completing my set of Hobbit mini-epics. I did have Samwise and Gollum. I have now added Merry, Pippin and Frodo. And just the atmosphere itself, it's always a fantastic slice of heaven at the cave," says Scott, who made a video of his journey out to Weta Cave for his YouTube channel, Lexa Dixon.
Weta Cave was reopened to the public in mid-May following the lockdown. Weta Workshop typically welcomes upward of 200,000 annual visitors. Weta Cave is part of Weta Workships, which comes up with concepts and designs for creative industries from film, TV and gaming to themed attractions and collectables.
Excited to reopen the #WetaCave We’ve made some changes to help keep you & our crew safe. Come see us in store from Tues – Sun or bring your bubble for a private tour in the weekend! Each tour will only host 1 bubble with a max of 5 guests. Learn more at https://t.co/OC5oEfIfnd pic.twitter.com/cOUgMwZk9d— Weta Workshop (@WetaWorkshop) May 19, 2020