Hobbit: Two giant eagles and Gandalf

Two giant eagles, one giving Gandalf the wizard a ride, have been unveiled at Wellington's airport today. The massive creations, which were made by Weta Workshop, accompany an enormous Gollum in welcoming visitors to the capital. The latest features each weigh a tonne and have a wingspan of 15m. Weta head Sir Richard Taylor said the team took three months to build them.

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