There were no plans or designs to work from and as ideas from overseas were not feasible, the whole project was designed from ‘scratch’ by local engineers.
The figures are made by the well known curator of the Tawhiti Museum, Nigel Ogle of Hawera. He was commissioned to design and manufacture the figures. There are six in total, three of Romeo and three of Juliet. Nigel’s ability to make the lifelike figures has gained an international reputation.