Saturday, November 26, 2011

Collecting The Precious – Weta Workshop ‘The Argonath’ Review


Frodo, the Argonath! Long have I desired to look upon the kings of old. My kin.
- Aragorn to Frodo while sailing down the Anduin February 25th, 3019 TA

As we approach the Christmas Holiday the truly awesome folks at Weta have given fans a chance to get items that they may have missed. One of the items was the Argonath environment, which came back as part of their first Christmas Special last week. This was great for someone like me who had missed it before and was  kicking myself for not ordering it.
The Argonath, which portray Isildur and Elendil, relatives of Aragorn,  marked and guarded the northern boundary of Gondor. This was inform strangers they could not come south of the Argonath without permission. As the power of Gondor declined these imposing figures could no longer be enforced. As the Fellowship came upon the Argonath, Frodo would notice that Strider no longer was sitting beside him, but instead it was Aragorn, son of Arathorn, a King who was returning from exile.

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