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Hundred year old egg is laid in Melbourne to celebrate premiere of House of the Dragon

Dragons descend on Melbourne! Hundred year old egg is laid in Federation Square to celebrate premiere of Game of Thrones prequel House of the Dragon

Dragons took over Federation Square in Melbourne on Friday and will remain there over the weekend ahead of the premiere of the Game Of Throne’s prequel, House of the Dragon. 

A giant red dragon egg washed up on the beach in Anglesea on the Great Ocean Road, shocking local residents. 

It was soon transported along the highway on the back of a truck, escorted by Aussie wildlife expert and relocator Matt Wright. 

Dragons took over Federation Square in Melbourne on Friday and will remain there over the weekend ahead of the premiere of the Game Of Throne’s prequel, House of the Dragon (Pictured: Matt Smith on the show as Prince Daemon Targaryen)

‘I had to double take when I first saw the egg, and I didn’t know if my eyes were playing tricks on me,’ the television personality said as he stood in front of the egg at Federation Square.

‘After looking closely at it, I realised what it actually was and had it transported to Melbourne for House of the Dragon fans to see to believe.’ 

Fans who are keen to see the four-metre by two-metre egg can also catch a glimpse of dragon silhouettes as they circle the skies above their offspring. 

A giant red dragon egg washed up on the beach in Anglesea on the Great Ocean Road, shocking local residents

A giant red dragon egg washed up on the beach in Anglesea on the Great Ocean Road, shocking local residents 

It was soon transported along the highway on the back of a truck, escorted by Aussie wildlife expert and relocator Matt Wright

It was soon transported along the highway on the back of a truck, escorted by Aussie wildlife expert and relocator Matt Wright 

Another dragon will be seen close by, emerging from the ground to keep a watchful eye over the youngling which will glow in the evening.  

Visitors will be able to download the House of the Dragon DracARys app, where they can hatch their own virtual dragon egg and raise it as a pet. 

The dragons and their egg won’t remain in Melbourne for long. 

‘I had to double take when I first saw the egg, and I didn’t know if my eyes were playing tricks on me,’ the television personality said as he stood in front of the egg at Federation Square

Fans who are keen to see the four-metre by two-metre egg can also catch a glimpse of dragon silhouettes as they circle the skies above their offspring

Fans who are keen to see the four-metre by two-metre egg can also catch a glimpse of dragon silhouettes as they circle the skies above their offspring 

Fans can see the spectacle from 10am until 7pm on Friday and 8am – 7pm on Saturday before they fly back to Westeros.

House of the Dragon is set 200 years before the event of Game of Thrones and is based on the fantasy novel Fire & Blood by George R.R. Martin. 

It tells the history of the infamous dragon riders House Targaryen as they struggle with one another to claim the Iron Throne and rule over the Seven Kingdoms. 

The series stars Paddy Considine, Matt Smith, Olivia Cooke, Emma D’Arcy, Steve Toussaint, Eve Best, Sonoya Mizuno, Fabien Frankel and Rhys Ifans.

House of the Dragon premieres Monday, August 22 at 11am on Binge and Foxtel. 

Fans can see the spectacle from 10am until 7pm on Friday and 8am - 7pm on Saturday before they fly back to Westeros

Fans can see the spectacle from 10am until 7pm on Friday and 8am – 7pm on Saturday before they fly back to Westeros 

House of the Dragon premieres Monday, August 22 at 11am on Binge and Foxtel

House of the Dragon premieres Monday, August 22 at 11am on Binge and Foxtel

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