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Weekly Set Review: LEGO Chess Promotional Set

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Postby Kozai13 » Sun Feb 10, 2008 10:45 pm

Wish I had this. Cool little set. Nice pieces...
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Postby Athos » Mon Feb 11, 2008 2:40 am

Different king. Too bad its the same old goofy crown. Lego really needs to design another one of these. Its been 10+ years after all, and it wasn't as if this was a great design anyway.

Not much to this set. Nothing you couldn't make with spare parts.

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Postby leaf_of_lire » Mon Feb 11, 2008 9:57 pm

One of the sets I wanted the most. Great fig except the crown. The throne is also pretty cool.
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Postby Count Blacktron » Tue Feb 12, 2008 5:07 pm

The Chess King!

My son and I both had to get a copy of this game for the figure and the game, of course. LEGO Chess was pretty goofy, like the reeeeeeeaaallly old Battle Chess game, but with goofy LEGO graphics and silly Pirate/Wild West etc. action. The Toys R Us near us back then had them for $10 eaches, so I felt it was a bargain.

I think I may have switched his arms for black to match the KK1 knight minifigure; he abdicated the throne for King Leo to ascend. :lol:

Good set to have in the collection, LEGO should do more video game promo sets like this, or even for cereal boxes and those LEGO fruit snacks.
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Postby Count Blacktron » Tue Feb 12, 2008 5:16 pm

Robin Hood wrote:Well I thinks its ok. Nothing grand but I really wanted it when I first saw it. Never got, (still don't have it) but I think that it was a nice bonus for a CD-ROM. When I first saw it, the only other king was the Royal Knight one and he was a bit boring. This was a nice change.

Dan :wink:

I did like the RK king more for the plume on the crown and the regal looking body length cloth cape. If you use the RK king from the Royal Carriage set, where he is all white, the effect is quite dramatic compared to the other 6 crowned king figures.
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Postby Tower of Iron Will » Wed Feb 13, 2008 2:51 pm

Great figure and decent throne, I wish I had gotten this set. I could see picking up a few. Good set.
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Postby Crazylegoman » Fri Feb 15, 2008 12:19 am

I remember seeing this set by itself (without the chess game) in a store and liking the idea that for $2 I got a decent minifig, 6 of those 1X1 round top things in red, and a silver crystal.

In the fall of 2002 a Pamida store close to my parents' house had several of these. I was quite happy when they soon went on clearance for $1.50. Then a while later when they advertised their clearance toys being 50% off of the clearance price, I went there and wiped them out of their Chess Kings.

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