Yesterday Richard Taylor from Weta Workshop unveiled - at Wellington Airport - the giant sculpture of Smaug, the bad dragon from The Hobbit movies. I trotted down to the airport this morning to have a nosy. Unfortunately, I happened to get there at exactly the same time as the 200 winners from around the world who had won a trip to New Zealand travelling around Hobbit and LOTR locations. They spent yesterday in Wellngton, including seeing the upcoming Hobbit 3 movie: Rise of the Five Armies. In advance of the preview next month. Wow.... Jealous, anyone?
Anyway, these fans were congregated around Smaug at the airport so I couldn't really devote the time needed to take a good photo. The organisers were being interviewed by tv and I heard them say that they were bound by contract not to reveal anything about the upcoming movie.
There was also a bunch of school children present. They were totally overawed. The dragon slowly opened and closed its evil eye. Any faster, and it would have been a wink. My beating heart would surely have told me if Benedict Cumberbatch was hiding inside Smaug..