SPOILER: In the News: The Dominion - Helm's Deep set shot

Much thanks to Sean D. for alerting us to news of this image and article from the paper, The Dominion, via another Tolkien site, Tol Galen!

Helm's Deep set shot
The Dominion - January 10, 2000

BATTLE STATION: A fortress, believed to be a set for The Lord of the Rings film trilogy, takes shape in a quarry on Haywards Hill, near Lower Hutt.

The set, visible from State Highway 2, could be for scenes involving the battle at Helm's Deep. A miniature of the fortress has also been built for Peter Jackson's $360 million trilogy.

Filming is being spread among Welling, Queenstown, Waikato and other areas.

Producer Tim Sanders said he could not confirm details about sets and filming locations.

A multiple-crew setup allowed scenes to be shot in more then one place simultaneously. Filming was on schedule for completion by December.

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