davee123 wrote:So, if 167 is correct, then ... SOMETHING's glued. If the board is glued, then the minifgs probably aren't. If the board ISN'T glued, then something's wrong. 65 board piecs + 32 figure pieces does NOT equal 167 pieces. So no matter what, SOME pieces aren't glued in the figures, again, assuming that 167 pieces means what we think it means. I wouldn't actually count on that, myself.

Some nice observations there. Indeed, if the board was glued (making it 1 piece instead of 65), then it is not out of the question that the minifigs are properly constructed. That being said, why would LEGO glue 64 4x4 plates to a baseplate when they could have just printed the chessboard onto the actual baseplate instead.

Unfortunately, it is possible for the minifigs to be glued (or screwed) together

. If you break it down carefully, you will find that by treating the minifigs as single pieces, the piece count seems to work out to be exactly

167.

Breaking the set down:

32 White 4x4 tiles

32 Black 4x4 tiles

8 Axes

8 Crossbows

32 Bricks (each Rook is made of 8 bricks)

1 Baseplate

2 Antenna

2 1x1 cones

2 jewels

24 Minifigs

2 Swords Gold

2 Swords Red

16 Bricks (I originally thought the Knights were 5 bricks, but now believe that they are 4)

2 Lightsaber pieces

2 shields

=

167 total.

Unfortunately, it seems entirely possible that the minifigs are in fact a single piece.

That being said, I truly hope that this is NOT the case, as I really don't like those light blue helmets! These guys would make a great faction.