Game of Thrones Experience

GOT Exhibition
Sky Studios are celebrating the new Game of Thrones season in style - with an exhibition of some of the amazing props, scenes and costumes from the show...

It’s 8pm in February and London is freezing. Although we’re not outside, we’re impatient, excited and cold- all at the same time. As we queued, the lights of the o2 Dome and its various inhabitants kept the atmosphere buzzing with ease. Hands firmly grasped on our tickets, we were two Sky customers able to register for free tickets to a celebration of the new Game of Thrones season- the GOTExhibit.

Surrounded by house flags, props and images from the past four seasons, this event was exclusive to Sky customers, and a couple of us were lucky enough to get two of the very limited tickets. Having seen just how much work goes into the show from the team at Pixomondo at the VFX Festival, we just wanted to see more. Before entering, you were had to select your house (Targaryen, naturally, I mean… DRAGONS!?), and as such were given a code. This code allowed you to be a part of the interactive features that were embedded along the trail of the exhibit.
 
On a strict time-allocated system, we rushed in, to be greeted with costumes from Season Four (Sansa Stark is tiny in real life- like, really small), and (personal fave) got a close up of those much sought over dragon eggs.

Next in line was the chance to get torched by said dragons... A digital interaction, you stood in position as a dragon head was pointed at you and you (acting skills required) were prompted as the digital fire engulfed you… The video was then sent to you via your code. Clever, if a little nerve-wracking, I mean, there were A LOT of people watching.
 
Other sights included the deliciously evil Joffrey’s crown, a life-size Whitewalker and more costumes, including the infamous Jon Snow’s steward uniform. Highlight, however, was the oculus rift. Now, any VFX fan will know the potential in these bad boys… but GOT took it to the next level, with a 4D experience. Sound effects, moving floors, wind machines- they had the lot. Not going to give anything away, but let’s just say, it’s a long way down…
 
We couldn’t leave without taking a seat on the Iron Throne, which although, was very grand, was bloomin’ uncomfortable… No idea why everyone wants to sit in it so bad...