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A plot hatches at Dragonstone

Recently, we featured another of Martin Studios‘ LEGO builds, in which Cersei Lannister looks out on her freshly painted map. Now, it’s time to turn the clocks back a few hundred years and gaze upon another highly detailed representation of Westeros: the Painted Table on Dragonstone, now employed by Rhaenyra Targaryen as she schemes to regain her father’s throne. Rhaenyra stands to the left, staring pensively into the fire while her son Jacaerys, cousin/niece/stepdaughter Baela (or possibly Rhaena), and her husband/uncle Daemon look on. (Isn’t the Targaryen family tree fun?) Westerosi lore aside, the build captures the inside of the castle of Dragonstone well. The angled walls are well-represented here, built right into the natural rock formations suggested by the sloped cheese bricks in the center of the picture. Curved tiles provide a simple yet striking texture on the floor. If you’re itching to explore beyond the walls of Dragonstone, be sure to check out the builder’s Flickr page for more great House of the Dragon and Game of Thrones builds.

Dragonstone - House of The Dragon

A Lannister always pays attention to detail

With House of the Dragon igniting TV screens, there’s no better time for a return to Westeros—and this amazing Game of Thrones build by Martin Studio will show you the whole darn realm. (In LEGO, obviously.) While the diorama itself exhibits more great details than the Iron Throne has pointy edges, the star of the show is the lovingly recreated map of Westeros, which Cersei shows off to her brother/lover Jaime while Maester Qyburn looks on.

Red Keep – Cersei’s Westeros Conquest Map

Eagle-eyed fans will be quick to pick out the wealth of lore-accurate sites—from the bleak North bounded on the top by the wastes beyond the Wall to the Gods Eye, the Fingers, and the deserts of Dorne. Go ahead, see what else you can spot—if nothing else, it’ll give you something to do while you wait for The Winds of Winter.

Red Keep – Cersei’s Westeros Conquest Map - Details

The Imp and the Mother of Dragons lock eyes across stairs

With Targaryens and their dragons once again fighting to control the Iron Throne (and Sunday night TV), what better time than to revisit the Breaker of Chains? Martin Studio recreates the Meereen Throne Room, where Daenerys ruled for 3 seasons before marching on Westeros. This was done as an entry into the Summer Joust “Stairway Tales” category. And what a grand staircase it is, filled with details to match the look of the location from Game of Thrones. While keeping to the original’s muted color palette,  Martin brings out a little more contrast to great effect. I love how the dark red and orange show through the seams between white tiles on the stairway, recreating the mortar on the screen version. And the mix of outward-facing tiles, plates, and ingots recreate the engraved landing beneath the throne. The choice of minifig parts to recreate Missandei, Jorah, and the rest is spot on. It’s an exquisite remake of an iconic location, and just a great set of stairs.

Meereen Throne Room