From: Tony

This morning NZ Breakfast TV showed footage from inside the WETA workshop of the construction of a ‘scale’ model of the Cave Troll which attacks the Fellowship in Balin’s Tomb. This thing was HUGE. The Cave Troll was on it’s back and WETA guys were clambering all over it sculpting the legs and the torso – one guy looked like he was using a chainsaw. The head looked just about finished, and it looked AWESOME! They also showed what looked to be about a six foot model of the same thing, with it’s arms above it’s head holding a weapon aloft. But the six foot model – and the workers – were truly dwarfed by the ‘scale’ model. The finished Cave Troll is going to stand outside the Embassy Theatre for the NZ premiere of FOTR – can’t wait!