The Game of Thrones (GoT) opening credit sequence is like no other: an intricately detailed three-dimensional model of Westeros beautifully unfolds before your eyes. It’s mesmerizing. Having a real-life working version of your very own would be the ultimate trophy for any die-hard GoT fan – okay, either that or an iron throne, but we digress…
Well, we have something to show you. Something that not even HBO has.
Last year, two nerds (a term we use with love) from the Netherlands created an expandable mini GoT castle. As they explain in the video above, it’s made entirely out of wood and run by electrical engines.
Cool, right? Well, brace yourselves, folks, because we’re about to really blow your minds: It’s fake. That’s right, just when you thought their project couldn’t get any more deliciously nerdy, the tricksters admitted that they created the whole thing using Blender, a free software that allows you to build interactive 3-D animations and models. (Don’t feel bad, they had us going pretty good, too.)
Guess we’ll just have to wait a few more years for someone else to create a real-life version of Westeros for our bookshelf. Until then, anyone know where we can get our hands on an iron throne?