Orc and Wolf Statue
Designed by: Nick Carpenter, Sam Didier, and Glenn Rane; Sculpted by: Eden Small, Richard Taylor, and Daniel Cockersell; Manufactured by: WETA limited , 2007
When visitors pass through the gates of Blizzard’s office campus in Irvine, they see the Orc statue.
Blizzard presented the challenge of creating a “larger-than-life” sculpture of a fearsome wolf-mounted orc warrior from Warcraft to New Zealand-based Weta Workshop and artisans from China. The team in New Zealand scanned the original 12-inch tall statuette and created a virtual 3D model.The model was sent to the manufacturing center in China, where it was sculpted, molded, casr, waxed, bronzed, welded, and buffed to turn the virtual model into a 12 foot tall statue. It was then transported by shipping container to the site.
At the site, when it was installed, it was placed on a compass with Blizzard’s eight core values at its points.
Medium type: Bronze
Date created: 2007
Dimensions: 12' tall
16215 Alton Parkway, Irvine, CA, 92618