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Bigatures

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Big-atures or Bigatures are terms referring to miniature models created by Weta Workshop for Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings 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: