Wheel of Time book 1

The Eye of the World WinternightThis page contains my lego fan art of The Wheel of Time, book 1: The Eye of the World, by Robert Jordan. Robert Jordan has passed away, but he left an active fan community at Dragonmount, which is a great place to go for an introduction to the series.

Spoiler warning: spoilers through chapter 45.

You can view the artwork either through the gallery below or the individual image links just below the gallery. Below that, I have included a discussion of the lego build and some of the customization involved, followed by copyright and use information. If you're on mobile, the menus are at the bottom of the page.


Individual image links

From the Prologue:

From chapter 1:

From chapter 5:

From chapter 14: The Stag and Lion

From chapters 44-45: The Dark Along the Ways / What Follows in Shadow

About this build

There are several custom elements in this album. The Myrddraal head is a waterslide decal; and the heads for Ba'alzamon, Moiraine, and Loial are custom prints. The bull's head on one of the Trollocs is from BrickWarriors, a third-party customizer.

Lego only makes one size of horse, and Loial needed a much bigger mount, so I had to make a brick-built horse for him. He looks pretty derpy, but otherwise I think he turned out ok.

The post-production for the photos of the Ways took far longer than I anticipated. The atmosphere in the Ways is very specific and I wanted to get it right, so I spent about an hour per photo adjusting the lighting.

The build for the Ways is modular, consisting of two islands, three bridges, two broken bridge halves, two ramps, and three partial islands. Each item has pins at the end so the parts can be quickly snapped together or separated. This allowed me to constantly rearrange the scene to illustrate progression though the Ways without having to constantly rebuild.

Legal stuff

The artwork on this page is copyright 2017-2021 by Richard Martin. The source material is copyright by Robert Jordan.

Feel free to download the images in this gallery and to use them for non-commercial purposes. If you wish to re-post them online, you may do so as long as you give me credit by either citing me (Rick Martin) as the artist, linking to this site, and/or linking to my Facebook page or my Twitter account.

I am not affiliated with Robert Jordan in any way.