You, Me & Mates “Cool stuff”  *** Weta Unleashed ***

Weta unleashed is the newest “must-do” activity in Auckland. Our “Auckland BIG 4” overnighter trip took in this 90 minute tour that is all about making movie-magic. The tour takes you on a journey of imagination through 3 different concept movies, showing the various steps and skills required.

We walked through the animatronics workshop, where you literally get to push the buttons and gizmos to make creatures growl, grimace, and fly, then on to the digital effects department where you overlay CGI onto your own face in the mirror to stare at gruesome or hilarious versions of yourself!

The concept room was all about creating backstories and character development for worlds. Here the designs included weapons & armor, buildings & landscape. and all manner of creatures that populated the story.

Finally, and best of all – was the props gallery. Full size lizard-men in ancient armor, a massive castle landscape complete with day & night lighting……and a giant robot!

If movies, special effects, model-making, monsters, Sci-fi, or Fantasy are your thing, then this tour is for you – and rest assured that this is not just a clone of Weta in Wellington. This is different to anything you have ever seen before!

Oh my gosh, we all had a fantastic day out. Thank you so much. I really didn’t expect to like all those weird and wonderful snacks during the "Curious Food Train" activity, and didn’t think they would all participate. The staff all keep thanking us for such a great day. Looking forward to next years event!