“P” is for Prince of Persia
Prince of Persia is a video game series that dates back to 1989. There have been several installments of the game, over many reboots of the series. The popularity of the games even spawned a movie by Disney in 2010. I did not play the earliest games, or even the newest ones. I played The Sands of Time, The Warrior Within, and The Two Thrones from 2003-2006 on the original Xbox. I really enjoyed the games. When I went to Africa for a year, I lived in a bush camp with no electricity. I was halfway through The Warrior Within at the time. I remember being excited to go home for Christmas and being able to finish the game. When the movie came out in 2010, I was happy that it was filmed with a tip of the hat to those games that I loved.
I chose to remake the movie poster for this post instead of one of the video game covers. LEGO produced a series of sets based on the film, so I figured why not use the Minifigures as they were intended? There were six sets based on the film, but neither the movie nor the sets fared very well I don’t think. The LEGO sets were discontinued the same year that they were released. I picked up a couple of them because this series featured LEGO camels and ostriches (I like to collect LEGO animals). For this poster, I also gave a nod to some of the LEGO sets from my youth. The skeletons and chains are all from my old Pirates and Castles sets. I also put in one of my favorite childhood sets to serve as the castle in the poster, the Night Lord’s Castle from the Fright Knights theme.
Any Prince of Persia fans out there? Or perhaps those Pirates skeletons, or the Fright Knights castle stirred up some memories? Feel free to leave your thoughts in the comments below.
Until next time,