Making Game of Thrones has a new update, detailing the breaking down of the Eyrie – that’s right, the set that has stood since the first season is surprisingly being torn down.
According to the report from Cat Taylor:
Designed by Gemma Jackson and constructed in one of the large cells in the old Paint Hall building, the Eyrie set was a full set. No trick shots or VFX were necessary to create the walls that stood in the round. They were built that way, in sections similar to pie slices, on a towering timber frame built with a raised platform to accommodate space for the moon door.
Because of this, the set has to be torn down section by section, effectively reversing the building process for each part. Overseen by our marvelous Tommy “Tucker” Spence, four riggers, four stage hands and two carpenters are all working to bring it down safely. Each and every tile and step is broken down and taken away. The scaffold shell seems larger now that the walls are down; the winding stairs, suspended 4-feet off the ground, now lead nowhere. The circular tiled floor has had its slabs pulled up, and the doors and pillars have been salvaged for other sets in the future. The work only pauses on days when the cells next door are being used for filming.
What is it making way for? That, my darlings, is a secret…for now.
Without giving away too much for the non-book-reading viewers, it is expected for some scenes to take place at the Eyrie beyond season 4. It looks like the scenes will be set only in rooms other than the memorable great hall going forward, unless the show throws us a major curveball, and moves the action away from the Eyrie altogether.
Ours is the Fury: The Eyrie’s High Hall with the weirwood throne and Moon Door is one of my favorite sets, so I’m sad to see it go. But it’s always exciting to see what new set designs GoT will come up with.