George R. R. Martin’s fantasy masterpiece A Song of Ice and Fire has swept the nation. This week alone the fifth book in the series, A Dance with Dragons, was released to great acclaim, while the HBO drama series based on the novels, Game of Thrones, received a whopping thirteen Emmy nominations. Capitalizing on the popularity of the series, LEGO has announced they will be releasing tie-in playsets featuring the Starks, Lannisters, and other denizens of the Seven Kingdoms.
Okay, just kidding. These GoT minifigs were actually created by game designer Sam Beattie. By cannibalizing countless LEGO sets, Mr. Beattie assembled strikingly accurate likenesses of the books’ characters. Check out the images below, and click on Sam Beattie’s Flickr for even more images. In addition to ASOIAF, there is also an impressive recreation of Serenity and the cast of Firefly. MiniMal! So you better check that out too.
Jorah, Daenerys, and Drogo
Jorah Mormont, Daenerys Targaryen, and Khal Drogo. “I will give him the iron chair that his mother’s father sat upon.”
Littlefinger, Pycelle, and Varys
The High Council in the scheming flesh. Petyr Baelish, a.k.a. Littlefinger, Grand Maester Pycelle, and Varys, a.k.a. the Spider. “Distrusting me was the wisest thing you’ve done since you climbed off your horse.”
Jaime, Cersei, and Tyrion Lannister
The Lannister “kids”: Jaime, Cersei, and Tyrion. “There are no men like me. There’s only me.”
Sansa, Bran, Hodor, and Rickon
Sansa, Bran, and Rickon Stark. Bran of course has his trusty “steed,” Hodor. “Hodor? Hodor.”
Jon and Arya
Jon Snow and Arya Stark, with their swords, Longclaw and Needle. “First Lesson. Stick them with the pointy end.”
Sandor and Gregor Clegane
A.K.A. The Hound and The Mountain That Rides “Sharp steel and strong arms rule this world, don’t ever believe any different.”
Matt London recognizes way too many of the pieces of these minifigs from his own LEGO sets. Wolfpack Renegade represent.