Weta gets into the World Cup spirit

Shop manager Tim Launder in the new Weta Workshop store. Photo / Dean Purcell
Shop manager Tim Launder in the new Weta Workshop store. Photo / Dean Purcell

Wellington's Weta Workshop - and its creepy crawlies and mini monsters - is creating a temporary set in Auckland.

The Weta Cave Shop has got space at the bottom of the Sky Tower during the Rugby World Cup.

Weta co-founder Sir Richard Taylor said it was an exciting move for the firm, known for its work on films such as The Lord of The Rings trilogy, Avatar, District 9 and Tintin.

"We're expecting a lot of interest from the international guests who will be visiting Auckland during the period and helping add to the wonderful spirit that we as New Zealanders will be offering both local and international rugby fans during the World Cup."

The shop will stock toys and souvenirs from the movies and shows Weta has worked on.

- NZ Herald

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