Children and Kings

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Our version of the Throne is made up of hundreds of toys

We are so shaped by the things that we’ve seen and learned when were kids that they stay with us long after our childhood days.


 

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For the past several years, we have been huge fans of George R. R. Martin’s fantasy series A Song of Ice and Fire and David Benioff and D. B. Weiss’ HBO adaptation Game of Thrones. These amazing people have created such a massive and marvelous world of kings and queens, dragons, wildlings and wights, armies, alliances, betrayal and loss, that we were immediately hooked. Most of all we are fascinated by the relationships of the people in the story, the motivations and circumstances that drive them to do the things they do, many times to tragic results.

We were so inspired that we decided to make our own version of the iron throne. In place of swords, our throne is made up of hundreds of toys. The idea was that from afar it should take the form of the monstrous Iron Throne but reveal, upon closer inspection, little bits and pieces of mementos from our childhood, that this throne that many may consider a symbol of power is actually toy soldiers, Lego pieces, cars, jackstones, Viewmasters, teddy bears, letters and numbers, action figures and many other toys all bound together.


 

Press
Gizmodo: The Iron Throne Has Never Looked this Kid-Friendly
Blastr: Wonderfully Wild Iron Throne
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