Sunday, December 13, 2015

This #WindsOfWinter Update Does Not Exist. #LEGO #GoT

Winter is coming. Literally. The Winter Solstice happens in about nine days. Christmas happens soon after. Then the new year ...

The arrival of the book The Winds of Winter, however, is another story -- pun not intended.

In the meanwhile, I continue to post recreations of selected shots from Game of Thrones episodes on my Instagram. When we left off, the second season had concluded. We are now in the first half of the third season.

"Valar Dohaeris." Beyond the Wall, Lord Commander Jeor Mormont of the Night's Watch sent Samwell Tarly to send messenger ravens to the Wall, to inform them of the current situation with the White Walkers, wights, and Wildlings. Or something like that. In any case, he didn't do it.

Mormont basically gave Sam the "You had one job! One!" reprimand.

The shot I recreated is actually a composite of various shots: An ax-wielding wight chasing after Sam, Sam panicking, and Ghost saving Sam.

"Dark Wings, Dark Words." In this re-created shot, Jaime Lannister and Brienne of Tarth are in a swordfight. Jaime has the reputation of being one of the best swordsmen in the land, but the show basically has him fight in two no-contest duels so far -- a no-contest vs. Ned Stark, and now a no-contest vs. Brienne.

"Walk of Punishment." Spoiler: Locke (née Vargo "The Goat" Hoat, in the books) chops off Jaime's right hand. Locke's gang is depicted in the back as monochrome minifigures because I didn't feel like figuring out who was who in the scene. I think it worked out, since the focus is on Jaime's lack of hand.

"And Now His Watch Has Ended." Spoiler: Kraznys mo Nakloz sells an army of castrated Unsullied to Daenarys Targaryen for the price of a dragon. Daenerys double-crosses the slave-masters of the city by ordering the Unsullied to kill them all, and ordering her dragon Drogon to breathe fire on Kraznys.

For the recreated shot, I cobbled together two official LEGO Ben Kingsley minifigures to create Dan Hildebrand's Kraznys mo Nakloz. Kraznys' head comes from Nizam from Prince of Persia. Kraznys' body comes from The Mandarin from Iron Man 3. I also used a random green cape.

"Kissed by Fire." Shireen Baratheon visits her friend, the Onion Knight (Ser Davos Seaworth), in the dungeons of Dragonstone. She tries to smuggle in books for him to read, but Davos confesses that he is illiterate.

I have a LEGO braided "princess wig," in brown and in bright yellow, which is pretty close to Shireen's hairstyle on the show. A more accurate color for Shireen's actress (Kerry Ingram) would be closer to dark tan, or the color on Jaime's LEGO "hero wig." Since I had to make a choice between brown and bright yellow, I chose brown. It was a dark dungeon anyway, so we needn't notice any blonde highlights.

And that's the first half of the third season. I have four more opportunities to cobble together a Robb Stark minifigure, to complete house Stark (sans Uncle Benjen) before, well ...

... spoilers.

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