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Some Dudes Built A Giant Cardboard Fortress In The Middle Of Their Office

*Pulls up drawbridge to keep the haters out.*​

1. Being a grown-up sucks sometimes.

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Especially when it’s the dead of winter and you realize snow days aren’t really a thing that exist anymore.

3. That’s why the creative team at Viking, a UK-based company that is a subsidiary of Office Depot, decided to build a giant cardboard castle in the middle of their office.

@viking_chat / Via Twitter: @viking_chat

4. It is seriously majestic. Yes, that’s a fully functioning drawbridge.

@viking_chat / Via Twitter: @viking_chat

The team explained on the company’s blog that their boss had asked them to decorate their desks for the new year to beat the “January blues.”

So, they decided to go the extra mile and construct the castle.

“Being the creative team, we decided we needed to do something special,” they wrote.

6. The castle was constructed entirely out of waste cardboard the workers found around the office, and the team said they stayed all night to build it.

@viking_chat / Via Twitter: @viking_chat

They spent about nine hours from start to finish.

The castle is made of more than 480 “bricks,” and the team used 500 pieces of cardboard and 80 hot glue gun sticks.

8. This is what it looks like from the inside.

@viking_chat / Via Twitter: @viking_chat

9. The team didn’t tell their other coworkers they were building the castle. The next day, they filmed their coworkers’ reactions.

The other employees seemed pretty amused, but also a little confused.

11. Of course, the team had to make swords, shields, helmets, and lutes too.

@viking_chat / Via Twitter: @viking_chat

12. And they crowned a king.

@viking_chat / Via Twitter: @viking_chat

13. It only got weirder from there.

Err… slightly worried. We just found this in the printer. Think it might be a good idea to make some sort of shield?

— Viking (@viking_chat)

14. Unfortunately, it seems management isn’t totally down with the new castle.

@viking_chat / Via Twitter: @viking_chat

This sign, calling for the castle’s removal by Monday, appeared on Friday. It is not yet known how the castle dwellers will respond.

16. Watch the team’s whole building process, plus coworker reactions, in the video below.

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