Awesome Lego Chess Set!

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About: trying to think of an awesome tutorial.

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

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 5: The Bishop


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

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.

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    25 Discussions

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    angelgabriel

    4 years ago

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

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    hkortus

    5 years ago

    It is a little big

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    giike3

    6 years ago on Step 8

    Looks amazing gonna try to do it.

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    kellykell

    6 years ago on Step 8

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

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    Den1988

    7 years ago on Introduction

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

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    billhorvath

    7 years ago on Introduction

    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.

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    mesirii

    7 years ago on Introduction

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

    Cheers

    Michael

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    abehambino

    7 years ago on Introduction

    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

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    Nicolas M

    7 years ago on Introduction

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