• Louisville welder creates 'Game of Thrones' throne as wedding gift to wife

    By: Bob D'Angelo, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

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    LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Who will sit on the Iron Throne when “Game of Thrones” ends its run later this year?

    You can -- well, sort of.

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    A student at a Kentucky welding school built a 200-pound replica of the Iron Throne as a wedding gift for his wife, WLKY reported. He is also renting it out, the television station reported.

    Michael Hayes is a student at the Knight School of Welding in Louisville. He and his instructors spent nearly 110 hours over two months to craft the throne, which includes 400 swords, WLKY reported. The school funded the project, which cost $7,000.

    The throne is not made of iron or steel, but aluminum, otherwise “it would pretty much stay wherever it sat," Hayes told the television station.

    Hayes said he made the throne as a wedding gift for his wife, Kacie Hayes.

    "The show is one of the first things my wife and I bonded over,” Michael Hayes told WLKY. “It's a really important thing to us.”

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    The throne was a centerpiece at the Hayes’ wedding, and the couple struck a pose similar to ones by “Game of Thrones” characters Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen.

    "Besides the awesome fact that my wife pretty much does look like Daenerys, especially when she's in her get-up,” Michael Hayes told WLKY. “It made it all the more awesome when I could see her sitting in the throne and doing her thing. It's just been awesome.”

    Hayes said if you want to rent the throne, email him at mqhayes1@yahoo.comWLKY reported.

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