Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Lego Chess - Custom Boards

Lego and chess. A fabulous toy and a fabulous game, both with very rich histories. In the past, Lego has already taken the two and combined them in fabulous sets. Easily customized with a user's own figures, these were fantastic and a great addition to Lego's product lines. I especially liked the themed sets. However, when I began playing and experimenting with chess variants, I quickly realized that the fancy, raised boards in the official sets would not be easily modified for some variants that involve boards of greater size than the standard 8x8. Thus did I craft a very simple 8x8 board...and add option rows and columns! Onward with playing chess variants on 8x10 and 10x10 boards!

Next up - it is time to craft some sets of chess pieces! Themed, perhaps? Maybe more boards in other color combinations!

Photo credit to Built from Ink and Tea.

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