Maker: Weta Workshop
Release Date: December 2019
Product ID: 9420024729755
The Nazgûl were the greatest of Sauron’s fell servants. Immortal beings enslaved by Rings of Power to serve the will of the Dark Lord~ the nine Ringwraiths spread fear and dread wherever they went. Few could withstand their coming~ empowered as they were by the spirit of Sauron inhabiting them.
When word reached Mordor that the long lost Ring had been found~ the Nine were dispatched as riders in black to hunt for its bearer. In this task they were relentless~ giving no quarter and needing no rest or sustenance. Even the horses that bore them would run until their bodies crumbled~ spurred beyond the limits of endurance by the terror on their backs.
At the Ford of the River Bruinen the Ringwraiths caught up with their quarry. Already wounded~ Frodo Baggins was close to death and could flee no further. As his black-cowled pursuers prepared to cross the river and claim him~ the Hobbit’s protector~ Arwen~ called upon the waters of her father’s realm. Mighty though they were~ the Ringwraiths had good reason to fear the Bruinen~ for it flowed through Elven lands and a powerful enchantment lay upon it. Rising like a wall of stampeding white horses~ the river turned wild and threw itself at the Wraiths~ putting the Nine to flight as it bore down upon them.
CREATING RINGWRAITH AT THE FORD
Expertly sculpted by Brigitte Wuest~ lead sculptor on The Lord of the Rings trilogy~ this highly detailed statue captures Weta Workshop craftsmanship in menacing detail. Shrouded in darkness~ the Wraith’s robes billow out behind as he urges his possessed steed toward the Ringbearer. Weta Workshop’s paint department have recreated the tell-tale signs of the Wraith’s never-ending search~ adding a muddied travel cloak and bloodied horse. Near clear~ water-effect resin appears to splash up from the River Bruinen~ moments before it gives chase to the Nine.
This Limited Edition sculpture completes the famous ‘Flight to the Ford’ scene~ alongside Arwen and Frodo on Asfaloth.
Dimensions: 21.65″ x 17.71″ x 14.56″ (W x H x D) 55 cm x 45 cm x 37 cm
Weight: 26.45 lbs (12 kg)
Principal Sculptor: Brigitte Wuest