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Postby tkof » Sat Jul 19, 2008 3:36 am

I would take that offer if i were you Blacktron :D
I just cant wait to have them on my desk.
Just curious, was that US S@H?
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Postby Count Blacktron » Sat Jul 19, 2008 9:00 am

tkof wrote:I would take that offer if i were you Blacktron :D
I just cant wait to have them on my desk.
Just curious, was that US S@H?


Bills to pay, so with LEGO I can then play. Priorities! :wink:

USA, yep.
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Postby ELMAS » Thu Jul 31, 2008 10:00 pm

Just got mine today.
It's a very cool set. I was surprised that the black and white tiles are already pined to the main baseplate. Fortunately they are *not* glued to my great relief. For a moment I thought they where when I opened the set.

I'll post pics once I put it together.

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Postby ELMAS » Sun Aug 03, 2008 5:12 am

Just finished building it and I'm hoping someone else has run into the same issue I had and solved it:

Once the chess set is built, there are instructions to store it in its box.
Now, the instructions seem to look like part of the base of the internal box (the one that holds the piece racks) has been cut off, otherwise I don't see how the set and all the pieces can fit back inside.

If you've built it you'll see what I mean.
So, how the heck is the re-storage of the set in the original box suposed to work?
I think cutting will be the only option...
Hoping for some answers before I call lego directly :)

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Postby Voran_the_Scholar » Mon Aug 04, 2008 1:59 am

Well, an inventory has been posted on bricklink, here, and this set looks awesome! It has an incredible selection of parts. I was looking through it and found some pieces that I thought were a little odd to put in it. One, there is a pair of light bley handcuffs, there are four 1x3 bricks that are each a different color, green, white, blue, and yellow. Only one of each. What? There's one of these pieces. (I think someone anticipated our discussion about separating tiles from baseplates), a total of 35 extra pieces, a nice selection of trans-orange, an maybe the best of all: 11 orc shields. Since there are only 8 orcs in the set itself, that allows for some impulse buying...hmm.... Oh yeah, there's a dark bley star wars blaster (old kind). What's up with that?

Well, here I am critiquing a set I don't have yet. ELMAS can probably tell your more about it than I can. :)

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Postby ELMAS » Mon Aug 04, 2008 3:22 pm

Voran_the_Scholar wrote:Well, an inventory has been posted on bricklink, here, and this set looks awesome! It has an incredible selection of parts. I was looking through it and found some pieces that I thought were a little odd to put in it. One, there is a pair of light bley handcuffs, there are four 1x3 bricks that are each a different color, green, white, blue, and yellow. Only one of each. What? There's one of these pieces. (I think someone anticipated our discussion about separating tiles from baseplates), a total of 35 extra pieces, a nice selection of trans-orange, an maybe the best of all: 11 orc shields. Since there are only 8 orcs in the set itself, that allows for some impulse buying...hmm.... Oh yeah, there's a dark bley star wars blaster (old kind). What's up with that?

Well, here I am critiquing a set I don't have yet. ELMAS can probably tell your more about it than I can. :)

God bless.

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Hey Voran!
Actually I can say I am extremely pleased with this set.
Indeed it comes with the 4006 piece so maybe TLC was actually thinking we may need is which is nice.

The 4 seeminglinky random colored bricks are really just reference points that you put on the baseplate to make it easier to follow the instructions. Each corner has a different color "code" so you can turn the baseplate to the correct side, depending on which area you are working on.
The abundance of shields, dwarves, whitch, wizards etc, makes this set worth every penny. It was a fun build and it is also easy to actually play chess on it.
My wife an I played our first match over the weekend and She loved it.

My only "complaint" so far, if I can even call it complaint, is the fact that the I have not been able to figure out how to store the board inside along with the chess pieces as the instructions intend without having to resort to a cutter. I havent butchered the box to make things fit (yet).

Overall, very nice set.
Some rare peices, rare minifgs, fun build, lots of shields, weapons.
The evil wizard includes the black lightsaber hilt.
Can't complain.
Oh, and the handcufs are used for the skeleton that stands in the side of the Dungeon on the skeleton corner. And the blaster is used to hold the oval crown shield that sits on one of the corners. It's not really visible.

I am very pleased with it despite the price.
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Postby RebelRock » Mon Aug 04, 2008 7:22 pm

Wow it comes with two large baseplates. Nice.
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Postby Emp.Justinian » Mon Aug 04, 2008 8:11 pm

Well, I just got this in the mail. I was completely shocked by the size of the box. :shock: It was absolutely enormous! Unfortunately I am not able to put it together right now because my family is about to drive home from my grandparent's house where we have been staying.
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Postby ELMAS » Mon Aug 04, 2008 8:54 pm

Emp.Justinian wrote:Well, I just got this in the mail. I was completely shocked by the size of the box. :shock: It was absolutely enormous! Unfortunately I am not able to put it together right now because my family is about to drive home from my grandparent's house where we have been staying.


Once you build it, let me know if you figure out a way to store it back in the box (assembled) :)
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Postby Wolfpack7 » Tue Aug 05, 2008 5:02 pm

ELMAS wrote:The evil wizard includes the black lightsaber hilt.

Really?, interesting...because on lego.com and also on the box, he has a torch with grey hilt:
http://cache.lego.com/images/shop/prod/ ... x-33-1.jpg
http://img212.imageshack.us/img212/9669 ... 003pk4.jpg
http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/richa ... c00389.jpg

and here has has only a stick (with black hilt) withot fire piece:
http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?i=3250385
So, what he really has?
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Postby ELMAS » Tue Aug 05, 2008 5:08 pm

Wolfpack7 wrote:
ELMAS wrote:The evil wizard includes the black lightsaber hilt.

Really?, interesting...because on lego.com and also on the box, he has a torch with grey hilt:
http://cache.lego.com/images/shop/prod/ ... x-33-1.jpg
http://img212.imageshack.us/img212/9669 ... 003pk4.jpg
http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/richa ... c00389.jpg

and here has has only a stick (with black hilt) withot fire piece:
http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?i=3250385
So, what he really has?


When you open the box, the minifigs are already pre-assembled. The evil wizard has in the right hand the staff with the black hilt and on the left, the fire piece.
I don't think it was a mistake, but I can confirm my set has the black one.

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Postby Wolfpack7 » Tue Aug 05, 2008 5:24 pm

Ahha, thank you. So it is very similar to the one from the little chess:
http://shrani.si/f/2b/sr/3qQCHEXT/dsc00557.jpg
I must see the new one in real to decide, which one looks better.
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Postby metalandi » Tue Aug 05, 2008 9:41 pm

Are you kidding? There's nearly no way a lego chess set could look better than the big one.Btw., where did you get that already? I thought it doesn't come out before september :shock:
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Postby Heir of Black Falcon » Tue Aug 05, 2008 11:32 pm

Metalandi,

There are quite a few people on the board that have it already. From what I gather they bought it from Lego directly.

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Postby metalandi » Wed Aug 06, 2008 12:21 am

I just recognized it is already available in the US but not in europe. "We" have to wait until september 1st :?
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