Brigitte Wuest in the production of the WWI exhibit "Gallipoli: The Scale Of Our War"

Brigitte Wuest is a well-known sculptor who has worked with Weta Workshop for The Lord of the Rings, King Kong (2005), and The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.

From 1998 to 2000, Wuest was a head sculptor for Peter Jackson's films The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King. The statues in the set of the ruins of Weathertop were sculpted by her[1]. In 2011, she was a workshop technician in the production of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.

She has crafted three official Weta Workshop collectibles, of Bilbo Baggins, of Gimli sitting on a dead Uruk-hai, and of Faramir, as well as many Sideshow Collectibles of Lord of the Rings characters prior to 2006[2].


  1. (The Lord of the Rings film trilogy, Special Extended Edition appendices) Part One: From Book to Vision, "Designing and Building Middle-earth", Designing Middle-earth, 19:36
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