Pass the wine, and the plastic! Photo: Jeff Christianson
Thatâ€™s what I do, I drink and I print things. A 3D printing enthusiast has unveiled his latest creation, a life-sized version of Peter Dinklageâ€™s Tyrion Lannister from Game of Thronesâ€”which now gets to chill in his backyard drinking booze and sharing bawdy tales by the fire. Only donâ€™t let him get too close. He might melt.
Thingiverse user Jeff Christianson, or Sir Ken, shared the design and end result for his 4’5″, 25-pound Tyrion Lannister figure that he built using his Creality CR-10s 3D printer. He based his creation on another design, but this one was much, much biggerâ€”taking over 1,400 hours to print the 10 pieces needed to make the finished product (and thatâ€™s not including all the sanding, filing, and layers of paint).
Christianson told io9 via email that he mainly chose to do a Tyrion Lannister figure because he wanted to experiment in facial painting, but his Game of Thrones fandom definitely played a part. Now that the Tyrion Lannister figure is done, he is working on sewing him a cloak, then he and his wife are thinking of taking him cross-country in an RV, photographing him with different American landmarks like Mount Rushmore and the Grand Canyon. Possibly for a YouTube series. But in the meantime, heâ€™s busy protecting the Realmâ€”or actually, not.
â€œTyrion is part of my alarm system at my home. He stands inside the front window of my house and the curtains are programmed to randomly open up during the day so that he can look out and scare anyone in the neighborhood,â€� Christianson said. â€œNah, thatâ€™s not true.â€�
Soon, you might be able to join him on the road with a Tyrion of your very own. Anyone with a 3D printer and a bit…ok, a lot of time on their hands can try making the Tyrion Lannister figure themselvesâ€”Christianson has put his entire design on Thingiverse for free.