Bred in secret by the fallen Wizard Saruman, the Uruk-hai issued forth from the pits of Isengard under the command of the towering, lynx-eyed Lurtz. Driving his troops to run under a burning sun, Lurtz hunted ceaselessly along the banks of the Anduin for the Fellowship of the Ring.
Among the first of his kind to be pulled from the earth, Lurtz was tall, even for an Uruk. No sooner had he emerged than Saruman bent him to his will, setting the Uruk-hai on their snivelling Orc overseers in a test of loyalty and strength. Without thought or regret the Uruks slew their lesser cousins, binding themselves to the Wizard by marking their flesh and shields with his sigil, the emblem of the white hand. ‘Find the Halflings!’ On the slopes of Amon Hen, the Uruk-hai fell upon the Fellowship, chasing and scattering them among the woods. Defending Merry and Pippin, Boromir of Gondor stood between the hobbits and innumerable foes, cutting down Uruk after Uruk even as Lurtz struck him with arrows from afar. Pierced by many shafts, the warrior at last stumbled to his knees, spent, and resigned to his death before the triumphant Uruk-hai. Savouring the sweet taste of his victory, a leer curled across the toothy mouth of Isengard’s captain, and he raised his bow to send the final dart…
• 1:6 scale;
• Made from high-quality polystone;
• Digitally sculpted by the combined efforts of multiple Wētā Workshop artists;
• Created in celebration of the LOTR 20th Anniversary;
• Signature pose and armour.
Please note: Images are of a pre-production prototype. Each piece is hand painted and some variations will occur. Orders for this piece are open for a strictly limited time, from the 8th of June to the 6th of July (PDT). The final edition size will be determined by the total number of orders made during this period. No more, no less.
A creature born of foul magic, bred for one purpse and serving only one master, was an addition to the films that did not come from Tolkien’s writings. However, Lurtz quickly became an important character for fans worldwide. His raw ferocity and domineering presence provided a real, grounded, and immediate threat to the Fellowship, and his savagery, etched forever in our minds, is captured now as an integral part of the Classic Series. To celebrate the 20th anniversary of The Lord of The Rings, the team at Wētā Workshop have created a special line of polystone statues featuring Middle-earth’s major characters in their signature pose and clothing. The Classic Series is Open Edition and has been tailor made to fit beautifully on your shelf.