The mannequins and glass cabinets are decorated with exquisite costumes, armours and jewellery from the movies. Most important costumes include Arwen’s wedding dress, Queen Galadriel’s stunning dress and Gandalf´s white robes. Costumes include King Théoden´s armour, Aragorn, Legolas and Saruman’s costumes among many other from the cast. Visitors can also touch with their own hands some of the weapons used in the films.
The exhibition displays the incredible range of props, costumes, jewellery, and weapons used in this mammoth epic movie. It showcases the film development process showing from the original artworks used to create sets to the final models, props and high tech digital innovations. The exhibition fully explores how The Lord of the Rings Motion Picture Trilogy combines extraordinary craftsmanship with the latest computer technology.
In order to make the visitors really feel like they are in Middle-earth, life-size representations of the more meaningful characters were included, like Treebeard bust, Gollum or the corpse of Boromir lying on Lórien boat.
As well as computer-generated environments, many models were carefully constructed for the trilogy. Visitors will be able to see closely the incredible detail of some of the miniature models used in the films, including Frodo´s vision of ruined Hobbiton, the Mumak, and the Towers of Orthanc and Barad-dûr or Sauron´s Fortress.
More than one million people visit the exhibition in London, Sydney and Singapore. It stayed simultaneously in Santiago de Compostela and A Coruña, being the worldwide closing of this traveling exhibition that displays an incredible range of props, costumes, jewelry, and weapons used in the epic production.