Ned Stark isn’t looking at all happy about his new Iron Throne. It might be that it’s made of nothing but balloons, but you’ve got to figure it’d be more comfortable than the crazy iron version. It took 16 hours to build the balloon Iron Throne even though it would take about 16 seconds to utterly destroy.
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Thanks to HBO’s Game of Thrones, most of us can instantly conjure an image of the Iron Throne in our heads. While George R.R. Martin respects the iconic design they’ve created, it doesn’t fit the throne he pictured in his head. In fact, until recently, no artistic version has completely captured it. It’s supposed to be gigantic, twisted, and uncomfortable. To give you an idea of scale, Martin states the throne room used in the TV series wouldn’t be big enough to hold the monstrosity.
Talented artist Marc Simonetti managed to pretty much nail it in a piece he did for The World of Ice and Fire (the history book). It damn near gives me goosebumps. Could you imagine approaching this in real life? Or having to climb up the narrow steps and rule from it? Martin states the following on his blog:
From now on, THIS will be the reference I give to every other artist tackling a throne room scene. This Iron Throne is massive. Ugly. Assymetric. It’s a throne made by blacksmiths hammering together half-melted, broken, twisted swords, wrenched from the hands of dead men or yielded up by defeated foes… a symbol of conquest… it has the steps I describe, and the height. From on top, the king dominates the throne room. And there are thousands of swords in it, not just a few.
This Iron Throne is scary. And not at all a comfortable seat, just as Aegon intended.
Uncomfortable is an understatement.
Your phone is probably one of your most prized possessions so treat it like royalty with its very own Game of Thrones Iron Throne phone dock. This is a custom made phone dock that was originally a 3D printed project but is now available for preorder as an injection molded resin. The dock measures 5.8″ x 6.8″ x 4.6″ (WxHxD) and is hand-painted and adjustable to fit a variety of phones.
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In the game of toilets, you sit or you plunge.
Make your toilet look like the iron throne with this easy-to-apply vinyl wall decal.
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If you’ve always wanted to own and sit on the Iron Throne of Westeros, all you have to do is drop a large stack of cash. Hey, it’s easier than going to war and conquering the Seven Kingdoms.
For a mere $30,000, you can put the pointiest seat in the realm in your living room. HBO is offering the real deal. Their replica of the Iron Throne is 7′ tall and 5′ wide; it weighs 350lbs. It’s made from fiberglass and resin and is probably a great deal more comfortable than the metal one described in the series. The replica is made to order and takes 6-8 weeks to arrive. As you would hope, it comes with white glove delivery service.
Wow. Based on my photo from WonderCon 2011, I think the throne suits me. I’ll start saving my pennies now.
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