Life-size Winterfell Castle: A 3D Printing Showcase
The Game of Thrones has become one of the most interesting series today wherein millions of fans worldwide are left wondering what would happen to the characters especially that George R.R. Martin is always making everything very unpredictable. The addictive fantasy world has captivated millions of viewers, and even those who were not able to religiously follow the series must have heard about the tragic events from their friends or other people whether they would like to know about it or not.
Among the biggest struggles for the fans is the off-season, and everyone could not wait to know what happens next to their favorite characters in the show. To keep the fans excited for the show during off-season, several props were modeled with the help of the 3D printing technology to show what their weapons look like in real life. In fact, this technology has been used to craft a dagger, which was later on used in the show by the Sand Snakes in Dorne. The 3D printing service has made it become so much easier to create even your very own Iron Throne. Moreover, a Russian cement company has decided to create a life-size version of Winterfell, the home of the Starks in the North.
The Yekaterinburg Cement Factory has showcased various technologies, most especially 3D printing wherein they can let the fans experience the actual Game of Thrones setting right in the company’s own grounds. With the massive structures, which needed to be formed, they used gigantic 3D printer as well. Although the project may seem very difficult to accomplish, it is totally different when it comes to 3D printing because this only needs around 3 people to supervise the project. Thanks to 3D printing technology, these things were made possible for all the fans.
Among the three people supervising this project is the computer programmer whose tasks is to make sure that they are using the right materials for the printer and that the printer is able to create the cement structures layer by layer. Once completed, this will surely become a tourist attraction for all the die-hard fans of the show. According to Rinat Brilin, Yekaterinburg Cement Factory head, they purposely considered building the Winterfell castle in order to showcase different technologies that can be used during construction, which may not be required for simpler and more commonly found buildings today.
The project is expected to open to the public by the last week of September and Yekaterinburg, Russia will be the home of the Starks. Fans and tourists are also expected to visit especially that they will be able to experience Winterfell firsthand. Fans worldwide will be absolutely amazed with how 3D printing technology was able to create a replica of the fantasy world created by George R.R. Martin. This will be a great place to visit for the fans, who are highly anticipating for the show to return in 2017 with more twists and surprises, especially that “Winter is coming.” for the Starks in the Winterfell.