Introduction: Awesome Lego Chess Set!

Picture of Awesome Lego Chess Set!

what you need :
Lego's.....a lot

THE BASE : (this step works best on a flat surface) for this you will need a lot of flat pieces (like in second pic)
lay them out to form a square, mine was 10x10 inches (the squares were as big as four square pieces)
the result should look something like this (see 3rd pic)
then just connect the flat pieces together using normally shaped random Lego pieces (you can do a border if you want, mine was green) the last pic shows the completed base with a border.

Step 1: The Checkered Squares

Picture of The Checkered Squares

(I recommend doing this step on a flat surface)
Take a bunch of normally shaped black and white(or blue and red :) legos,and form them into squares.  (they should be as big as four square pieces) there should be 64 squares.
then just connect them to the base like so. ( alternating colors)

Step 2: The Pawn

Picture of The Pawn

the pics explain it better than i do :)

Step 3: The Rook

Picture of The Rook

follow the pics

Step 4: The Knight

Picture of The Knight

do what the pics tell you to do.

Step 5: The Bishop

Picture of The Bishop

you can probably guess what you're supposed to do...........follow the pics!!

Step 6: The Queen

Picture of The Queen

you know what to do.

Step 7: The King

Picture of The King


Step 8: Setting Up the Board

Picture of Setting Up the Board

you probably know how to do this, but just in case.


angelgabriel (author)2014-06-29

chessman the board is not set up properly. but I'm sure u knew that already;)

hkortus (author)2013-05-19

It is a little big

giike3 (author)2012-11-22

Looks amazing gonna try to do it.

kellykell (author)2012-06-17

if the white king is in a red square then the black king should be in a red square

micraman (author)2011-11-11

COOL! Maybe you could do one on chinese chess? Its quite fun!

chessman908 (author)micraman2011-11-12

Good idea! maybe i will try that sometime. :)

beanman911 (author)2011-05-18


legoman326 (author)2011-03-25


legoman326 (author)legoman3262011-03-25

i voted too :)

chessman908 (author)legoman3262011-03-26

thanx! :)

chessman908 (author)2011-03-14

wow! 10,000 views in just three weeks and three days!

Den1988 (author)2011-02-24

Show your child can do that too. Thanks to the author!

billhorvath (author)2011-02-21

Hey! Don't you read the instructions your legos come with? They all say don't work on carpeting; use a hard surface instead... :)

Seriously though, great idea! I'll try this with my kids when I get home.

kittensare (author)2011-02-21

howcome it has lego peple on the top?

pyro515 (author)kittensare2011-02-21

Read the instructable and find out.

mesirii (author)2011-02-20

I made one after I saw the original Lego Castle Chess board, that consists of themed minifigs.



abehambino (author)2011-02-20

very cool. my brother has been looking for a lego design for a chess set. this is the first i've seen and looks very doable. one suggestion though. i would use crazy glue on the pieces so that they don't come apart as you play. another thing you might want to look at (something i realised when we were planning to make a lego chess) this could kind of serve as a travel chess but without the magents, so you might want to try to design some kind of baord that closes and stores the pieces. just an idea

northernmagnet (author)2011-02-20

lego chess set! i tried this but my cousin decided no lets make a giant building mat. we ended up making a lego hut with a one way door so you can lock someone in there but i locked him in there and he broke it. >:@

but this is amazing

Lindie (author)2011-02-20


Nicolas M (author)2011-02-18

Awesome dude, did you do the board Red/Blue because you didn't have Black/White? or is there another reason?

chessman908 (author)Nicolas M2011-02-19

Thanks, yeah the reason I did red and blue was because I didn't have enough black or white :) but once it was finished I thought the blue and red looked cool, probably looks better in the pics than black and white would.

princess kenny (author)2011-02-19

it's awesome, i have a chess game at home but this is better

Kiteman (author)2011-02-19


lemonie (author)2011-02-19

It's good.


DJ Radio (author)2011-02-18

This is pretty good. I like your idea for the kings.

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