Remember the Orc Warrior on Wolf Mount, the foot-tall sculpture Blizzard Entertainment gave as a gift to every single employee last year? That creature was a pint-size model of the real thing, which arrived on the company’s Irvine campus this week.
Blizzard commissioned the 12-foot statue for its courtyard from the Weta Workshop, the same New Zealand film-effects company that worked on “The Lord of the Rings” movies. The giant bronzed orc riding a wolf is, obviously, inspired from Blizzard’s own Warcraft games.
And we’ve got a slide show of all the cool installation photos. Click the image on the right to get started.
I first heard about this when I stopped by Chief Operating Officer Paul Sams’ office last fall to write about his crazy, humongous collection of Blizzard toys, treasures and other artifacts (see “Man who collects all things Blizzard.” He, in turn, mentioned that Blizzard is one of those cool companies to work for not just because you get to play games, but it piles heaps of love on its employees, including handing out a full-sized sword on an employee’s fifth anniversary.
The smaller sculpture was a thank you to its crew, Sams said.
Anyway, take a look yourself in the photos below: Sams holding up the model and the real thing. See more cool shots, courtesy of Blizzard…
More installation photos (images courtesy of Blizzard). Click to enlarge:
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