Weta Workshop has just announced that the first of three Fellowship of the Ring dioramas is available for pre-order!
Set 1 features Gandalf, Frodo, and Legolas.
Leading this brave trek across wild and dangerous country is the Wizard Gandalf, wisest of his order and friend to Elves, Men and Dwarves. At his side is the ring bearer Frodo Baggins, a gentle spirited Hobbit far from the green swathed hills of The Shire. Though all the Fellowship’s members are sworn to protect and guide him in his quest, ultimately the burden of carrying this mighty weapon of the enemy is Frodo’s alone to shoulder. In Frodo’s service are the keen eyes and strong arms of the Elf prince Legolas of the Woodland Realm, an archer of great renown and integrity. The Elf’s hawk-sharp gaze scans the horizon, alert to threat and boon.
This is the first in a series of three Sets, which together make up the entire Fellowship of the Ring (all three Sets can be seen together, in the 3rd image on the left, showing all 9 members of the Fellowship and of course Bill, the pony). The first set includes the first 3 characters; Gandalf the Grey, Frodo Baggins and Legolas. The second and third sets will also be available for pre-order in 2012.
These three Sets have been created in response to ongoing collector requests for a diorama of the full Fellowship on their trek across Middle-earth. They have been sculpted at miniature scale (for those with limited shelf space) and are ideally suited to display alongside our iconic The Lord of the Rings environments like Rivendell and Bag End.
The Fellowship of the Ring has been sculpted, molded, modeled and painted by a wide team of artists from Weta Workshop, who helped create the Trilogy. It is then reproduced in polystone resin, the material of choice for fine art details.
Each piece will be hand-painted, and at a price of $199.00 US, it would make a great addition to any collection. And with quality like this, I can’t wait to see the figures they’ll create for The Hobbit!