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Awesome lego chess set!

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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.
 
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Step 1: The checkered squares

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


the pics explain it better than i do :)

Step 3: The rook


follow the pics

Step 4: The knight


do what the pics tell you to do.

Step 6: The queen


you know what to do.

Step 7: The king


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Step 8: Setting up the board


you probably know how to do this, but just in case.
hkortus11 months ago
It is a little big
giike31 year ago
Looks amazing gonna try to do it.
kellykell1 year ago
if the white king is in a red square then the black king should be in a red square
I would not use these, I'd use the elcheapo injection molded plastic ones that are like 3.5" - 3.75" high (kings) - but if I were to be using them, I'd glue them up properly - as in permanently assemble them.
micraman2 years ago
COOL! Maybe you could do one on chinese chess? Its quite fun!
chessman908 (author)  micraman2 years ago
Good idea! maybe i will try that sometime. :)
beanman9112 years ago
Cool.
legoman3263 years ago
cool
i voted too :)
chessman908 (author)  legoman3263 years ago
thanx! :)
chessman908 (author) 3 years ago
wow! 10,000 views in just three weeks and three days!
Den19883 years ago
Show your child can do that too. Thanks to the author!
doxsys3 years ago
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.
kittensare3 years ago
howcome it has lego peple on the top?
Read the instructable and find out.
Soodime3 years ago
Hahahahahaha The white side is good and the black side is bad XD
hahah Typical.....
mesirii3 years ago
I made one after I saw the original Lego Castle Chess board, that consists of themed minifigs.

Cheers

Michael
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abehambino3 years ago
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
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
Lindie3 years ago
Awesome!
Nicolas M3 years ago
Awesome dude, did you do the board Red/Blue because you didn't have Black/White? or is there another reason?
chessman908 (author)  Nicolas M3 years ago
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.
it's awesome, i have a chess game at home but this is better
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Kiteman3 years ago
Nice.
lemonie3 years ago
It's good.

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DJ Radio3 years ago
This is pretty good. I like your idea for the kings.
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