- A millionaire "Game of Thrones" fan has put out a plea for official props so he can recreate some of the show’s iconic sets on his 150-acre estate.
- In an email to luxury marketplace HushHush.com, the anonymous man said he had budgeted £14 million ($18.4 million) for the project, £5 million ($6.5 million) of which was allocated for props.
- For the most important prop of all — the Iron Throne — he is willing to spend £3 million ($3.9 million).
- The millionaire admitted the project was "a bizarre thing to spend my money on" but said he had just sold one of his portfolio companies and had decided to treat himself.
- He is hoping to build "the world’s most comprehensive and complete collection of GOT memorabilia and collectibles."
- Anyone who thinks they may have some props that fit the bill should email email@example.com with more details.
"Game of Thrones" is coming to an end.
The final, $90 million season premiers in mid-April and, if the eye-watering budget is anything to go by, it’s going to be the finale of all finales.
Over the past eight years, the HBO series and original books by George R. R. Martin have inspired legions of superfans who are so obsessed with the stories that they buy huskies because they look like direwolves and accost cast members during intimate moments with their loved ones.
It may come as little surprise then, that one such passionate fan is planning to recreate some of the show’s most iconic sets in his own backyard.
His budget, however, is not run-of-the-mill.
The anonymous multi-millionaire told luxury marketplace HushHush.com that he had put aside £14 million ($18.4 million) for the project and has hired a team of architects and set designers to help make it as accurate as possible.
In an email sent to HushHush, the millionaire added that he had budgeted £5 million ($6.5 million) for authentic props to populate the sets.
He stipulated that for the most iconic prop of all — the Iron Throne — he had allocated a grand £3 million ($3.9 million), as there are only a few in existence.
The millionaire, who has used HushHush.com before, the site told Business Insider, (they sell everything from private islands to diamond jewellery), is planning on building the Throne Room from the Red Keep, Winterfell’s Great Hall, the Sept of Baelor, and the courtyard in Castle Black.
"I know this is quite a bizarre thing to spend my money on," the man admitted in the email, "but the programme is a huge passion of mine."
Apparently, the superfan has just sold one of his portfolio companies and has therefore decided to treat himself, much to the dismay of his wife who is "not a fan of the programme."
Where will all of this memorabilia go? On his 150-acre estate, of course.
"I want to own the world’s most comprehensive and complete collection of GOT memorabilia and collectibles," he added in the email.
"The purpose of the sets is to provide bespoke and original display storage for each and every piece of memorabilia I own."
Read the email in full below:
Aaron Harpin, HushHush.com founder, said: "Game of Thrones is one of the most popular programmes on television, and with the new season set to come out in just over one month, there’s a lot of hype around it.
"However, I doubt there’s many people willing to spend millions on memorabilia, and to recreate sets from the show.
"Our concierges specialise in connecting sellers and buyers with the perfect people to suit their needs, however as this is such a niche request, we decided to ask the public for some help.
"With £5m available to be spent on props, we suggest anyone with something useful come forward as soon as possible."
Anyone who thinks they may have some props that fit the bill should email firstname.lastname@example.org with more details.
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