Want to Walk Like a Faun? Well Now You Can

Weta Workshop has just introduced one of the coolest products available to the public that I’ve personally seen: Weta Legs.

Weta Legs are a unique, low profile, professional grade reverse leg stilt for creature and costume performances in movies, television, theatre, circus, street performances and other creative performances. Something previously reserved for commercial film and television projects, they are the first of their kind available commercially to the public.

Weta has also posted a video showcasing their new Weta Legs (modeled by Shane Rangi and inventor Kim Graham) that you can view here.

You can own your own pair of Weta Legs for a mere $1,320.00 NZD (which equates to approximately $945 in the USA). More information on the Weta Legs can be seen on Weta Workshop’s website here.

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45 Responses

  1. Daniel says:

    Dude Man! I totally got to get me some of those! Im a current film student, and for that price it would be a great addition to my film equipment, and would open the door to alot of easy but unique short film ideas. I love it! thanks for the post NW!

  2. Movie Aristotle says:

    Now I know what to ask for this Christmas. If my family starts saving up now, they might be able to afford it by then…

  3. Starlily says:

    Just what I always wanted–to walk like a faun. 😉
    Actually, it would be really cool. But considering I have no useful purpose for them, they just wouldn't be worth the money for me. Oh, well. I hope someone else has fun with them, anyway.

  4. Silver the Wanderer says:

    Hahahaha this just made my day 😛

  5. Hermitess of Narnia says:

    Now we just need a special pogo stick so we can all pretend we're monopods! This is fun, but I don't have a use for them.

  6. Melody says:

    Um, according to the article, it's for satyrs, not fauns. 🙂

    But either way, definitely cool. I'd love to hear the different ways that these have been used in film (I'm a screenwriter so am quite interested in it) if anyone knows! I'm wondering what I could do with them… 🙂

    • Sean M says:

      Actually, a fawn and a satyr are the same creature. 'Satyr' is the Greek term for a upper half man, lower half goat creature (like Mr. Tumnus). When the Romans adopted Greek Mythology as their own they renamed that creature "fawn." The satyrs in the Narnia movies were specially designed for the series, and I don't believe that look has any basis in the original myths.

  7. LL says:

    Did I just see this?…

  8. Anna's Sister says:

    i have a friend who would die to own some of these. He is making a movie with a faun in it.

  9. Um…wow. That's original, and clearly for the movie-making-minded. To normal people like me it just looks wierd.

  10. Narnia Girl says:

    Wow…but I'm not paying $945 for those things… 😛

    • Warrior 4 Jesus says:

      Do you mean that you can't afford them or that you find the Weta Legs expensive? I understand the former, but for the amount of money, planning, engineering and trialling that would've gone into getting them ready for the public, it's very, very cheap. Personally, I think the Weta Legs look great.

      • Aslan's Meadow says:

        Yes, I can't afford them..but it does seem like a reasonable price if you were into filming.

  11. Lutra's Pearl says:

    That is pretty sweet. Won't buy tham or anything but I would like to try them. Keep the story of Aslan alive!!!

    • Lutra's Pearl says:

      I already knew how you could walk like a faun. Just put on down hill ski boots. They really work!

      • Ariel_of_Narnia says:

        Or, better yet, save some money and walk with bent legs on your toes! That's how James McAvoy played Tumnus.

      • Starlily says:

        That's true, Ariel! But it wouldn't be nearly as fun as having expensive artificial faun legs! 😉

  12. ernesto says:

    Hey COOL! That would be fun to be a film student. I really want a pair of those!

  13. Atarah says:

    Now that makes me laugh. A little rich for my blood, though.

  14. MurtaghLuv says:

    ackward. but Kinda cool

  15. Liberty Hoffman says:

    that is so much fun! I wanna walk like a faun!

  16. narnianheart says:

    that is way cool!!

  17. Lucille Brown says:

    I couldn't afford them, but they are pretty cool.

  18. Jude says:

    There are very very cool, and at first glance I want to try them, but then,I can just imagine what my concussion doctor would say to those…

  19. Omac the centaur says:

    haha I knew they would come out with that kind of thing someday! they should make something 4 centaurs now!! 😀 that would be awesome. 😀

  20. pselpevensie says:

    OMI-ASLAN!!!! THAT'S SO COOL! MUST GET THEM!

  21. skandarLover45 says:

    im lovin on those! pen and paper please? gotta make me a christmas list.

  22. Jill Pole says:

    Hmm. Get them for christmas and go to premiere in them? I THINK SO!!!

  23. kittengirl says:

    Those are wonderful, but they look kinda painful. ;P

  24. Haggith Tarkheena says:

    Forgot to comment on this yesterday. . .

    This is kinda. . .wierd. . .to me. I mean, who would want to spend THAT much money on something so pointless?. . .

  25. narnian resident says:

    omg this is so funny and totally cool! i would love to have these. i would walk around in them all day. but of course its just silly im not really gonna get them cuz they're kinda pointless, but pretty cool 😛

  26. The ULTIMATE dream item for a narniac…

  27. Anna Novak says:

    cool i always wanted to walk like a faun

  28. Jesus Warrior says:

    That would be awesome to walk like a faun, one of my friend would die to have a pair of those.

    Thank you for posting it! keep Jesus's story alive!!