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Someone 3D Printed a Baby-Sized Iron Throne from Game of Thrones and It’s as Awesome as it Sounds

Australian 3D Print shop DoodadDoes owners Isaac and Julie Powell were given the idea to print a pint-sized Iron Throne from the smash HBO show A Game of Thrones while thinking of ideas for a family photo. Presumably the child-sized version is more comfortable than the original.

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In the epic fantasy series A Song of Ice and Fire, The Iron Throne is an imposing seat made from a thousand swords of enemies defeated by the armies of King Aegon after he united – conquered – six of the Seven Kingdoms. His fearsome dragon Balerion heated the blades with his fiery breath so they could be fashioned into the massive and unsettling throne of swords. Aegon deliberately left the swords sharp and dangerous, with jagged edges and points exposed to whomever sits on it because he felt a king should never sit comfortably on his throne.

3D Printing Iron Throne Game of Thrones“Have you ever seen the Iron Throne? The barbs along the back, the ribbons of twisted steel, the jagged ends of swords and knives all tangled up and melted? It is not a comfortable seat, ser. Aerys cut himself so often men took to calling him King Scab, and Maegor the Cruel was murdered in that chair. By that chair, to hear some tell it. It is not a seat where a man can rest at ease.” – Stannis Baratheon

The amazing replica took over one hundred hours of printing and required six and a half pounds of black PLA filament. The throne was printed in ten separate pieces, and each one took several hours to clean and remove all of the complex support structures that were required to produce a model this detailed. The parts themselves were printed on a SeeMeCNC Rostock Max.

Of course a detailed replica like this isn’t just laying around waiting to be printed, the 3D model itself had to be created. On their blog post detailing the construction of the throne, Julie tells us how they found a 3D model of the throne on Thingiverse, however it was virtually unprintable. This required so many hours of painstaking digital editing that Isaac essentially rebuilt the entire model. The level of detail is pretty incredible, and the finishing paint job really makes it seem like the real thing, only smaller of course. However, if anyone has a BigRep One laying around it doesn’t have to stay baby-sized. I’m sure a lot of people would pay a lot of money for an Iron Throne sitting at the head of their dining table.

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Take a look at the entire 3D printing and assembly process on the DoodadDoes blog and you can read even more about the process on Reddit or over on Imgur. And if you’re in Australia, make sure you stop by DoodadDoes.com and pick up all of your 3D printing supplies.

Source: Reddit