It turns out that winning the Iron Throne -- the seat of kings in the Seven Kingdoms -- is easier than "Game of Thrones" fans previously thought.
Instead of enduring bloodshed and battle like the characters on HBO's hit drama do, fans can buy a life-sized replica of the Iron Throne from HBO ... if they have a spare $30,000. The replicas stand more than seven feet tall, close to 6 feet in depth, 5.5 feet in width, weigh 350 pounds and are being made based on orders.
Shipping adds another $1,800 and creating one's own Throne Room is not included in the price.
Or ... if you do have a $30,000 to spend, here are some other items you could buy:
At $69 a piece, you can buy 434 <a href="http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/S79825193/#/S79825193" target="_hplink">poäng chairs from Ikea</a> to fill your living room for the price of one Iron Throne.
30,300 packs of <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Orbit-Gum-Mint-Mojito-Pack/dp/B0015DSK9Y/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top" target="_hplink">Orbit gum </a>if you buy it in 12-packs.
George R. R. Martin Books
Who wants one set of <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Books-Thrones-Feast-Crows-Swords/dp/0345529057" target="_hplink">A Song of Ice and Fire</a> (books 1-4) when you can buy 1,463 sets for $30,000? You can even read them while sitting on your life-sized replica of the Iron Thone.
Hunter College Tuition
A New York state resident can be an undergraduate at <a href="http://orapp2.hunter.cuny.edu:7777/tuition_calculator/" target="_hplink">Hunter College</a> for 5+ years.
Would you be willing to spend $30,000 to eat like Tyrion? Buy 857 friends a copy of the "Game of Thrones" <a href="http://www.randomhouse.com/book/217995/a-feast-of-ice-and-fire-the-official-game-of-thrones-companion-cookbook-by-chelsea-monroe-cassel-and-sariann-lehrer" target="_hplink">cookbook</a>.
A "Game of Thrones" <a href="http://store.hbo.com/game-of-thrones-iron-throne-paperweight/detail.php?p=303352&v=hbo_shows_game-of-thrones&pagemax=all" target="_hplink">Iron Throne paperweight </a>might fit in your home a little better, but how about 500 of them for the same price as the seven-foot tall replica?
Season One Of "Game Of Thrones"
858 sets of <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Game-Thrones-Complete-First-Season/dp/B002IFT1ZA" target="_hplink">season one of "Game of Thrones"</a> on DVD! That's 481,338 minutes of TV.
Starting at $199, you could buy 150 "<a href="http://store.apple.com/us/browse/home/shop_iphone/family/iphone" target="_hplink">iPhone 4S</a>"s.
Tell us: What would you buy for $30,000?