Fri
Mar 21 2014 2:30pm

The Way of Kings, As Interpreted Through Lego

Brandon Sanderson The Way of Kings The Stormlight Archive Lego

Jonesing for more Stormlight Archive action after finishing Words of Radiance? Check out this amazing recreation of the climactic battle from The Way of Kings, done entirely in the medium of Lego! Insanely talented Stormlight Archive fan Rick Martin took the most heart-pounding battle of the first book and recast it using tiny yellow plastic men, and the result is better than could be imagined.

Brandon Sanderson The Way of Kings The Stormlight Archive Words of Radiance Lego

Seen here from above is the full battle plan for the assault on the Tower, a deadly confrontation that nearly spelled the end for several of our main characters. Forces in blue represent Dalinar Kholin’s army, forces in black the Parshendi. Fleeing in the upper right corner is Sadeas, the biggest jerk in the world. Let’s get a close-up on your evil mug, Sadeas!

 

Brandon Sanderson The Way of Kings The Stormlight Archive Words of Radiance Lego

The terrible-person verisimilitude in this recreation is amazing. Never have I seen a more accurate depiction of a character’s inner life in this medium than we see here with Sadeas. But can Lego properly capture the intensity of a Shardbears’ duel? Let’s see!

 

Brandon Sanderson The Way of Kings The Stormlight Archive Words of Radiance Lego

Yes. Yes it can.


Carl Engle-Laird acquires and edits original fiction for Tor.com. He is also a Way of Kings rereader and resident Stormlight Archive correspondent. You can follow him on Twitter here.

9 comments
David Foster
1. ZenBossanova
Dang, now I want to pull out my kids Legos and see what I can do.

I don't think I can capture this much awesomeness though. At best it would look like some psychedelic tie-die version.
Jeremy Guebert
2. jeremyguebert
I saw Brandon post this to Facebook/Twitter last night, and was absolutely blown away. There are even more pics up there if you go through his Facebook page, and the attention to detail is mind-blowing.
littlebit_liz
3. littlebit_liz
THIS IS THE BEST THING EVAR. :)
Cassie Ammerman
4. leanoir
If you look through the full gallery of photos, he even has gloves on the safehands of the women. It's amazing the amount of detail he manages with Legos!
littlebit_liz
6. RickMartin(fastlindyrick)
Thanks, Carl! I just added 19 photos from the chasmfiend hunt (TWoK chapter 13) to the end of the album. I also plan to do something from WoR in a couple of months.
Alice Arneson
7. Wetlandernw
Rick, that's awesome! I love the details (and Renarin toeing the line...). The chasmfiend is fantastic.
littlebit_liz
8. amester
This is great. Reading Kings right now, so very timely. I'll never look at Sadeas the same way again
April Moore
9. aprildmoore
This is just AWESOME. Can we give this dude an award or something?

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