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Lego Chess Set - motorised, $32k, 100k bricks Answered

Using 32 Lego mindstorms bricks, 100,000 Lego bricks (though adding up the stats from their site it's 97,015) and costing roughly $30,000 this Lego chess set that will be on display at Brickworld next week is truly amazing.

Check out the detail on the pieces, I love how the knight's legs move as it travels the board. Though I was really confused until I realised they HAD to move the pawn out the way before the knight could move.

The whole lot took a year to plan and build, led by 4 main people and helped by 23. Their site has more stats on how it was done and what it involved.

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Pwn2own (author)2010-06-22

One word comes to mind "Skill". The level of detail in these peices are mind blowing!

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jedi pen-gui-n (author)2010-06-17
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nickodemus (author)2010-06-14

My first concern when watching the video was, "How would the bishops squeeze between the other pieces?" But they thought of that. The other pieces move in conjunction with the bishop. :) This is really amazing.

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lemonie (author)2010-06-13


That is so very good, whilst at the same time being "mental".

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PKM (author)lemonie2010-06-14

I think the recognised term for people who have undertaken unnecessarily difficult tasks when easier alternatives exist (as I was branded for writing my entire 11,000 word dissertation in LaTeX markup by hand in a text editor) is "mentalist". Perhaps every Instructabler is a little bit of a mentalist :)

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lemonie (author)PKM2010-06-14
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kcls (author)2010-06-13

Pretty awesome. The knight's legs moving are cool.

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jeff-o (author)kcls2010-06-13

I kinda wish they'd made ALL the pieces move in some way.

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kcls (author)jeff-o2010-06-14

Yeah, that would've been cool.

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RNB (author)2010-06-13

Wow... I'm trying to build this from k'nex!

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Kiteman (author)2010-06-13

Having just returned from a Harry Potter themed Cub camp, this was slightly odd to read.

Very cool, though.

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