Look at Lord of the Rings Director's Incredible Movie Prop Collection

Look at Lord of the Rings Director's Incredible Movie Prop Collection

The Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson has an incredible collection of movie pops, costumes, and other artifacts. While you may never get to tour his collection personally, a new video from Mythbusters alum Adam Savage’s Tested channel lets you have a close-up look.

Among the pieces on display is one of the eyes of the HAL 9000 computer from Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey, which Jackson says he picked up about a decade ago. Jackson also has scale models of the terrifying velociraptors from Jurassic Park, as well as face molds from the first Planet of the Apes, among many other things like a panda from a TV commercial.

“I don’t have rules in the sense of collecting this and collecting that. I tend to focus on–and obviously I break rules all the time–I tend to sort of focus on things that made a big impact on me when I was young,” Jackson says (via Collider). “So, I’m doing what I’m doing today because of things that I saw when I was growing up at different times. Anything that really speaks to me.”

Jackson’s next project is the sci-fi/fantasy movie Mortal Engines. The movie is being directed by Lord of the Rings veteran Christian Rivers, with Jackson set to produce. The script for Mortal Engines was adapted by Philippa Boyens, who worked on Jackson’s Lord of the Rings and Hobbit films.

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