As part of the marketing effort, just last month, a giant statue of Gollum was set up in the Wellington Airport, New Zealand. Now, here come the statue of another key character of The Hobbit - An Unexpected Journey: Gandalf.
Instead of airport, the giant statue of Gandalf was setup at The Embassy Theatre in downtown Wellington. As depicted in the trailer, it is a scene whereby Gandalf is standing in front of Bilbo's home. The reason for the statue is that the theatre will be hosting the world premiere of Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey on November 28th there!
Hmmm... come and think of it, would there be "giant" hobbit statues to be set-up anywhere?
Now, enjoy the photos (source: GeekTyrant):
|The Hobbit - Giant Gandalf Statue - front view|
|The Hobbit - Giant Gandalf Statue - Work in progress|
|The Hobbit - Giant Gandalf Statue - shifting in progress|
|The Hobbit - Giant Gandalf Statue - side view|
|The Hobbit - Giant Gandalf Statue - Aerial view|