Instead of settling for chicken eggs, HBO, Melt Chocolates and Selfridges department store in London are teaming up to tantalize the public with a beast-sized treat on Saturday.
Melt created a gigantic chocolate dragon egg to tie in with the release of "Game of Thrones" season 5 on DVD. Selfridges, known for its lavish window displays, will unveil the egg during a two-hour assembly process Saturday. London fans will have the opportunity to pop into the store and snap a selfie with the egg during the day.
Way back during season 1 of the hit HBO television series, Daenerys Targaryen hatched three adorable fire-breathing babies from a set of dragon eggs she had been carrying around. The eggs have since been made into all sorts of merchandise, including cookie jars, USB flash drives and wine stoppers.
The handmade egg required 25 hours of work with Melt's chocolatiers cutting out the individual scales to decorate the outside. Every bit of the egg is edible, but you would need to bring a giant appetite to take it on. It weighs 33 pounds (15 kilograms) and stands almost 22 inches (55 centimeters) tall.
"Game of Thrones" marketing is ramping up as season 6 is set to debut April 24. The show's official trailer dropped on Tuesday. Also, a special website lets you add your face (or your cat's) to the creepy Hall of Faces, a repository of skinned visages set to feature in the new season.
Baby dragons grow up to be big, hungry dragons with discipline issues, so the giant chocolate egg is a sweet throwback to an earlier time in "Game of Thrones" history. Just pray it doesn't hatch while it's on display at Selfridges.