Wheel of Time book 5

This page contains my lego fan art of The Wheel of Time, book 5: The Fires of Heaven, 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 37.

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 chapter 37: Performances in Samara

About this build

The following parts were custom-printed: Nynaeve and Birgitte's dresses, Thom Merrilin's head, Uno's head and torso, the Whitecloak torsos, and the show's sign.  I think most or all of these were printed for me by MinifigFX -- I create the vector artwork in Adobe Illustrator, send the artwork and blank parts to the printer, and he prints them using a digital UV flatbed printer.

I use a Cricut Maker to produce custom fabric elements, such as Thom's cape and the Sheinarans' skirts. Thom's cape is actually two capes glued together -- a white one on the outside and a red one for the lining. (The Great Hunt makes clear that the inner lining does not have patches.) I printed the patches on the outer white cloth using the "freezer paper method." I ironed a sheet of white poly-cotton broadcloth onto a sheet of freezer paper, then cut the pair to exactly 8.5" x 11". That allowed me to print the patchwork design onto the cloth with an inkjet printer, then I removed the freezer paper. Finally I treated the broadcloth (printed white and unprinted red) with a fabric stiffener, and used the Cricut to create precise cuts. I used a small amount of Fray Check to keep the cut edges from fraying, and glued them together with fabric glue. I have since discovered that gluestik (as we used in kindergarden) works better for this purpose.

Birgitte's bow and arrow are from BrickForge, a maker of lego-compatible accessories.

Petra's arms are actually official lego elements.  They are from a Wonder Woman keychain/light.  For some reason, the arm attachments on the oversized minifigures on that style of keychain use the same exact attachment point as regular minifigures.  Minifigure arms are not intended to be removed, so swapping out arms must be done very carefully.

Legal stuff

The artwork on this page is copyright 2024 by Richard Martin. The source material is copyright by Robert Jordan.

I do not grant permission for any of my work to be used in Artificial Intelligence (AI) generated content in any way whatsoever, commercial or not. You may download the images in this gallery and use them for other 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 any of my active social media accounts.

I am not affiliated with Robert Jordan in any way.