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Monthly Challenge #2: Chess

PostPosted: Mon Apr 05, 2010 10:54 am
by JoshWedin
Hey All!

The first challenge was a great success! Sorry for the delay on this challenge...it crept up on me. I thought we would go back to a theme that Tony used for a contest years ago. Chess, that is. Build anything chess related. It can be a full set, one side, just the board, or just one piece. As long as it involves chess in some way, it counts.

Again, remember, there are no rules for these challenges. Give it a whirl and see what you come up with. Check mate!

Josh

Re: Monthly Challenge #2: Chess

PostPosted: Mon Apr 05, 2010 4:46 pm
by Forestboy
Yes! I'm defiantly doing this challenge! And I already know what I'm going to do...

Re: Monthly Challenge #2: Chess

PostPosted: Mon Apr 05, 2010 6:18 pm
by CastleLord
Well Josh i gave it a whirl and here's what i came up with:
Attack on the Lego front.
Please do enjoy: :wink:


CastleLord.

Re: Monthly Challenge #2: Chess

PostPosted: Mon Apr 05, 2010 7:23 pm
by JoshWedin
CastleLord wrote:Please do enjoy: :wink:


You, sir, are nuts. ;)

Josh

Re: Monthly Challenge #2: Chess

PostPosted: Mon Apr 05, 2010 7:37 pm
by Rick-Ricks
I'm excited for this challenge, My family and I used to always make our own chess sets and battle it out.
Edit: I've built my first entry. Here it is:
ImageImage Loosley based on the opening of Age of Empires II
Pics=link to set.

Re: Monthly Challenge #2: Chess

PostPosted: Tue Apr 06, 2010 2:26 pm
by CastleLord
JoshWedin wrote:You, sir, are nuts. ;)

Josh

But remember you said no rules. :wink:

CastleLord.

Re: Monthly Challenge #2: Chess

PostPosted: Tue Apr 06, 2010 5:05 pm
by JoshWedin
CastleLord wrote:But remember you said no rules. :wink:


Yes, I did and still do.

That doesn't mean I don't think you are nuts. ;) Actually, it was a creative move. Keep it up.

Josh

Re: Monthly Challenge #2: Chess

PostPosted: Thu Apr 08, 2010 1:38 am
by DarkTemplar
I haven't posted anything in a while but for once I'm working on something that may coincide! Going by the lose rules I might be okay otherwise it was fun to post. I figured early Victorian has some legitimacy in castle :D .

Anyway I've been working on a Chess set somewhat based a on the film Zulu Dawn. I thought I'd throw some of my favorite pieces up for the chess challenge which would be the;

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British Queen

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British Pawn C

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British Pawn A

Here's the flickr folder with the rest of them and some of my other ideas:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/45110938@N08/sets/72157623676854497/

Enjoy!

Re: Monthly Challenge #2: Chess

PostPosted: Thu Apr 08, 2010 3:18 am
by Forestboy
Hmmm...I don't know what I'll do anymore because I saw this on the Brothers-brick and it has the exact same thing that I was gonna do. I guess I'll pick something else... (It was a cool moc nonetheless :wink: )

Re: Monthly Challenge #2: Chess

PostPosted: Thu Apr 08, 2010 3:20 pm
by JoshWedin
DarkTemplar wrote:I haven't posted anything in a while but for once I'm working on something that may coincide! Going by the lose rules I might be okay otherwise it was fun to post. I figured early Victorian has some legitimacy in castle :D .


Absolutely! That looks like it will a sweet set. Make sure you post pictures here when its finished.

Forestboy wrote:Hmmm...I don't know what I'll do anymore because I saw this on the Brothers-brick and it has the exact same thing that I was gonna do. I guess I'll pick something else... (It was a cool moc nonetheless :wink: )


That is a very cool MOC. Ironically, I also started working on a set in the scale as that, the night before it was posted. Don't let that stop you. I'm going on with mine.....as well as a few other things. ;)

Josh

Re: Monthly Challenge #2: Chess

PostPosted: Thu Apr 08, 2010 3:37 pm
by Username
I seriously had the same base as the Zulu Dawn made for my Crown chess set. Haha.

Re: Monthly Challenge #2: Chess

PostPosted: Fri Apr 09, 2010 10:58 am
by JoshWedin
Hey All,

Here's one of mine. I'm working on at least one more. Its a pretty busy month, so I'll probably only get one more done.

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The board lifts off of this and all the pieces fit inside. I'll take more pictures later.

Josh

Re: Monthly Challenge #2: Chess

PostPosted: Fri Apr 09, 2010 11:08 am
by Karrde
I decided to try a slightly different interpretation...

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flickr

I wanted to emphasise the idea of the chessboard as a battle-field - not really sure if it quite works but hey, it was just a doodle :lol:

Re: Monthly Challenge #2: Chess

PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 1:22 pm
by akunthita
Hi, guys, I'm new at this forum, although I regularly visit the CC website.
I also see that there are some really interesting threads here, so I will check those out too.

Anyhow, my friends suggested that I upload my recent chess-set here.
It is just a coincidence that I built it now, as I didn't know about this challenge.
Those little Belville crowns sparked the idea, then I remembered a chess set my Dad had and started building.
I'm also in the process of building several other variations.
I hope you guys like it. It was a fun built. :wink:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/30256282@N08/4467369692/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/30256282@N08/4467369696/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/30256282@N08/4466616911/

Re: Monthly Challenge #2: Chess

PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 2:09 pm
by Username
Here is my minimalist chess piece set. From left to right: Pawn, Knight, Bishop, Rook, Queen, King:

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(sorry about the cell phone pic)