Saturday, November 28, 2015

#TheWindsOfWinter? #BattleOfTheBastards? Nope, Not Here. #LEGO #GoT #gameofthrones

It's nearly the end of November, and I haven't blogged once here. In previous months, I usually blogged on or around days that ended with either 5 or 0 -- the 5th, 10th, 15th, 20th, 25th, and 30th. I suppose I have six posts to write before the end of the month.

Let's start right now.

When we left off with our LEGO Game of Thrones series, we were halfway through the second season of the show. The sixth episode is "The Old Gods and the New." In this re-creation in LEGO, we find Arya Stark as Tywin Lannister's peasant cupbearer. Petyr Baelish arrives to visit/conspire with Tywin, and Arya's cover is almost blown ...

... because both Tywin and Petyr probably know she's Arya all along.

The seventh episode is "A Man Without Honor." We continue Arya's adventures in Harrenhal, as Tywin's cupbearer. Here, Gregor "The Mountain" Clegane visits Tywin. The Mountain is portrayed by a Duplo figurine.

I just need to cobble together a Sandor "The Hound" Clegane minifigure, so we can have a LEGO Clegane Bowl. GET HYPE!

The eighth episode is "The Prince of Winterfell." In this scene, Bran Stark, Rickon Stark, Hodor, and Osha are hiding from Theon Greyjoy. Rickon and Hodor are taking a nap, while Bran is awake, overhearing an offscreen conversation between the wildling Osha and Maester Luwin.

Hodor's body is from the Hagrid minifigure, so he's smaller than the Mountain.

The ninth episode is the season climax, "Blackwater," featuring the Battle of Blackwater Bay. I originally wanted to depict the scene where Tywin Lannister, Loras Tyrell, and various soldiers enter the Iron Throneroom, saving Cersei Lannister from killing Tommen and herself. I didn't have the time to cobble together Tywin's troops, so instead I took a photo of my Bronn minifigure, shooting a flaming arrow, which would soon ignite the explosive, offscreen, wildfire ship.

I'm quite pleased with the simple photo concept.

The final episode is "Valar Morghulis." In this scene, Daenerys Targaryen is trapped in the House of the Undying, looking for her dragons. Because of the Warlocks' magic, Dany somehow stumbles onto an illusion/alternate reality of her deceased husband Drogo and stillborn son Rhaego -- both alive!

This was just an excuse to reuse my Khal Drogo minifigure. He's made from a LEGO Friends braided hair, a Scorpion soldier's head, a boxer's torso with brown hands, and Tonto's pants. I initially planned to depict the final scene of the season, with Samwell Tarley being ignored by a White Walker and his army of the undead.

As far new LEGO scenes, I'm only two episodes into the third season. When I've photographed five, I'll be sure to post a relatively brief rundown here.

Okay -- one blog post down, five to go for November! Cheers!

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