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Russia: Winter is coming to Russia! Winterfell replica built near Yekaterinburg02:33

Russia: Winter is coming to Russia! Winterfell replica built near Yekaterinburg

Russian Federation, Artyomovsky
November 11, 2016 at 15:48 GMT +00:00 · Published

Game of Thrones enthusiasts are building a Winterfell-inspired castle in Artyomovsky, 120 kilometers (74 miles) northeast of Yekaterinburg cement factory, with the help of a three-metre long 3D printer, footage released on Friday showed.

The 3D printer builds the fantasy fortress from the ground up, by placing down one layer of cement at a time. Construction workers programmed the machine to mimic the Winterfell fort from the renowned fantasy drama TV series. The cement factory specialises in dry construction products for the oil and gas industry, and has developed unique techniques to create the special mix used in 3D printing.

The CEO of the factory, Rinat Brylin, said the idea to build a castle "came from childhood, from tales of childhood. I wanted a castle, and I got it." He explained, "We combined new technology and the new TV series, so we wanted to bring them all together and produce something beautiful, well-known and recognisable."

When finished, the Yekaterinburg Winterfell will serve as a guardhouse for the security at the site.

Brilyn’s ultimate objective was to employ new equipment to "make the construction process easier and to improve the whole construction industry."

Russia: Winter is coming to Russia! Winterfell replica built near Yekaterinburg02:33
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Game of Thrones enthusiasts are building a Winterfell-inspired castle in Artyomovsky, 120 kilometers (74 miles) northeast of Yekaterinburg cement factory, with the help of a three-metre long 3D printer, footage released on Friday showed.

The 3D printer builds the fantasy fortress from the ground up, by placing down one layer of cement at a time. Construction workers programmed the machine to mimic the Winterfell fort from the renowned fantasy drama TV series. The cement factory specialises in dry construction products for the oil and gas industry, and has developed unique techniques to create the special mix used in 3D printing.

The CEO of the factory, Rinat Brylin, said the idea to build a castle "came from childhood, from tales of childhood. I wanted a castle, and I got it." He explained, "We combined new technology and the new TV series, so we wanted to bring them all together and produce something beautiful, well-known and recognisable."

When finished, the Yekaterinburg Winterfell will serve as a guardhouse for the security at the site.

Brilyn’s ultimate objective was to employ new equipment to "make the construction process easier and to improve the whole construction industry."

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