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Report on Peter Jackson's LA King Kong Set
Rose' wrote in with a cool scoop about the sets for
in Los Angeles.
King Kong Plane to be Housed at Museum
The New Zealand Herald reports that a pre-World War II plane being built for Peter Jackson's King Kong adaptation will be housed at a new $3 million aviation museum in Blenheim when filming finishes next March.
A World War I aviation buff, Jackson said he would bring in his special effects team and art department to help design, "in their spare time", an authentic hangar, complete with oil-drenched dirt floors, aviation artefacts, mess room and wax-works dummies in period uniforms.
"It's not just a museum ... it's a living environment. You'll be able to open up the hangar doors and wheel the planes out and fly them," he said. "I've been collecting World War I memorabilia since I was 8. I can now get them out of the box they're stored in."
The replica 1930s Curtiss Helldiver being built for King Kong would be used as part of a static display at the museum. "We need to build it and use it in the movie first, but then it will have a home at Omaka," Jackson said.
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