Weta Workshop, the special FX house behind the costumes and props in the Lord of the Rings and Chronicles of Narnia films, have given a double leg amputee the ability to swim.
Auckland native Nadya Vessey lost both her legs as child due to a medical condition, but always loved swimming.
Weta are idolized in New Zealand for their creations, so Vessey contacted them with the challenge to create a prosthetic mermaid tail for swimming. And to her surprise, Weta agreed.
WATCH the video below (with advertisement), or READ the article w/ photos in Inhabitat.com…
Thanks to Julia Frerichs for sending the link!