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Postby Carlo_Von » Mon Sep 01, 2008 11:24 pm

Hey all, I just found this web site, and the contest attached to it. I'm a somewhat older lego fan, and only recently found myself back in the hobby after many years absence. I found my way back due to doing a little research for my writing, and saw some wonderful lego creation being made- inspiring to break out some of my own, and bu a few new pieces, to boot!

Its with that that i recently found my way here, and saw this chess contest- and I figured I'd give it a shot.

Anyway, here is a little attempt at making a chess set for the contest. I'm not a big fan of overtly good and overtly evil sort of things, so the look of the set was one that was to be ambiguous. Light colors here, dark colors there- heroic looking knights and a kind queen along with a ambitious king and ambivalent troops. At first I had hoped to tell a story with the pieces, but time and size constraints just proved too much. I still think the figures 'speak', but not as much as I might have liked.

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http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?f=340352


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Postby MaceyWindu » Tue Sep 02, 2008 12:06 am

Wow... that's... tall, and... imposing. Great Job!
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Postby Muskey15 » Tue Sep 02, 2008 11:14 am

Nice job! I like how you combined the Knights Kingdom armor with the Bulls shields.
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Postby castlestrike666 » Wed Sep 03, 2008 3:21 pm

Very nice chess set :) But is it practical to actually play the game? :wink: :P
I especially like those in white robes!
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Postby Carlo_Von » Wed Sep 03, 2008 11:02 pm

Is it practical... well, sort of. I mainly made all the stuff so big in a bid just to try going down a different design route. Because I didnt have enough time to try and figure out a bunch of fancy designs and such, see if I had all the needed pieces for them, and make something elaborate, I needed something different to try and give it my own 'feel'. :)

In terms of playing, if the enemy has large sized pieces it wouldn't be too bad at all. :D
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Postby Prettybasic » Fri Sep 05, 2008 4:58 pm

I Have one question...

Would the opposing team be any different, in terms of would the structure be different or would its color be any different, how 'bout the minifigs.

Those pawns must really feel like pawns.

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Postby Hound Knight » Fri Sep 05, 2008 6:51 pm

This is great! :D
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