CULTURE & ARTS
10/29/2012 11:34 am ET Updated Dec 29, 2012

Giant Gollum Sculpture Unveiled At Wellington Airport

If this frightening fellow should ask you for his precious ring -- or maybe just a sandwich from the food court -- perhaps you'd consider giving it to him? In his descriptions of Gollum, the misunderstood monster from "The Hobbit" and his "Lord of the Rings" novels, J. R. R. Tolkien wrote that he was small and slimy with eyes that glow like green lamps. But clearly the artists at Weta Workshop, the New Zealand-based company that has designed props and special effects for Peter Jackson's "Hobbit" and "Lord of the Rings" movies, had other ideas: the Wellington International Airport has recently unveiled this larger-than-life sculpture of Gollum, designed by Weta Workshop to mark the coming release of "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" and celebrate New Zealand's involvement in Mr. Jackson's movies.

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