I live in Wellington and just came back from the exhibit featuring props, outfits, swords, helmets, shields and the set miniature of Orthanc at the St. James Theatre in Wellington.
I don’t know if you have featured this at all on the site, but I can tell you that I was in total awe of the incredible detail and phenomenal elegance of the props for this film. The exhibit is free and open to the public until the 20th of December. I must have studied Sting for 20 minutes alone. Sting; THE STING there for all to see.
What a privilege to see this amazing display, and to chat with the guys from Weta Workshop who made them! I hope that they tour this exhibit around the world.