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'''Big-atures''' or '''Bigatures''' are terms referring to miniature models created by [[Weta Workshop]] for ''[[The Lord of the Rings: The Motion Picture Trilogy]]'' movies. Because of their size, Christy Hennah named them big-atures.  
 
'''Big-atures''' or '''Bigatures''' are terms referring to miniature models created by [[Weta Workshop]] for ''[[The Lord of the Rings: The Motion Picture Trilogy]]'' movies. Because of their size, Christy Hennah named them big-atures.  
[[Image:Cirith Ungol minature 1.jpg|250px|thumb|right|''Cirith Ungol'' miniature]]
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[[File:The Lord of the Rings - The Motion Picture Trilogy - Cirith Ungol minature.jpg|250px|thumb|right|''Cirith Ungol'' miniature]]
  
[[Image:Minas Tirith minature 1.jpg|250px|thumb|right|''Minas Tirith'' miniature]]
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[[File:The Lord of the Rings - The Motion Picture Trilogy - Minas Tirith minature.jpg|250px|thumb|right|''Minas Tirith'' miniature]]
  
 
From the pre-production of the films, Peter Jackson had decided to create small-size models of structures to the last detail and then add some digital work, instead of creating these locations fully digital. Some of the Big-atures Weta created include:
 
From the pre-production of the films, Peter Jackson had decided to create small-size models of structures to the last detail and then add some digital work, instead of creating these locations fully digital. Some of the Big-atures Weta created include:

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Big-atures or Bigatures are terms referring to miniature models created by Weta Workshop for The Lord of the Rings: The Motion Picture Trilogy movies. Because of their size, Christy Hennah named them big-atures.

From the pre-production of the films, Peter Jackson had decided to create small-size models of structures to the last detail and then add some digital work, instead of creating these locations fully digital. Some of the Big-atures Weta created include:

Minas Tirith was built in a 1/72 scale and some of its parts in a 1/14 scale for closer scenes. According to the Extended DVD edition of The Lord of the Rings: The Motion Picture Trilogy, it required almost 1000 houses to be completed, and its height was around 7 meters.

John Howe revisited the original drawings based on Tokien's writings, and the model was built on a rocky pinnacle instead directly on the mountain, Cirith Ungol constructed highly detailed with various gothic elements.