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January 16, 2010 4:30 PM   Subscribe

We've seen Lego and Star Wars combined many times. We've even seen a basic Lego chess set. But you may not yet have seen the Star Wars: A New Hope Lego Chess Set. Fanboys and chess enthusiasts may proceed to drool.

From the Flickr page: it was built in April and May of 2009 and debuted at Star Wars Days at Legoland California.
posted by bwg (37 comments total) 11 users marked this as a favorite

 
This is the geekiest thing we'll ever see.

Because if it became any geekier, the geekiness density would be so great that it would exert a gravitational field too strong for light to escape from.
posted by Joe Beese at 4:33 PM on January 16, 2010 [2 favorites]


Come on. The black knights clearly should be two legged At-At walkers. The white knights should be riders on Tontons. The white queen should be just Leia and the white king should be just Luke. If they aren't going to take it seriously then I don't know why they even bother.
posted by Babblesort at 4:39 PM on January 16, 2010 [21 favorites]


wow! am actually speechless.
the amount of insane time and work that went into putting that together.
it is indeed the geekiest thing i've seen in a long time ... although Babblesort just outgeeked them out with that last comment :D
posted by liza at 4:49 PM on January 16, 2010


The black knights clearly should be two legged At-At walkers.

AT-ATs have four legs. I think you meant AT-ST.

Finally it comes in handy!
posted by nevercalm at 4:51 PM on January 16, 2010 [28 favorites]


Babblesort: AT-AT's and Tauntauns didn't appear until The Empire Strikes Back and this chess set is inspired by A New Hope. Geekiness density is back to near-infinite!
posted by majorsteel at 4:52 PM on January 16, 2010 [3 favorites]


touche. You are of course correct nevercalm.
posted by Babblesort at 4:53 PM on January 16, 2010


As always, the correct way to start a nerd-fight is to make declarative statements. Riles up the nerd-blood.
posted by Babblesort at 4:54 PM on January 16, 2010 [4 favorites]


How do I explain to my sudden outburst of "moisture farm! moisture farm!" to my girlfriend?
posted by Think_Long at 4:57 PM on January 16, 2010 [3 favorites]


the correct way to start a nerd-fight is to make declarative statements

Luke < Boromir (son of Faramir)
posted by DU at 4:58 PM on January 16, 2010 [1 favorite]


/comic book guy voice
Excuse me but Boromir was Brother of Faramir, Son of Denethor. Thank you.
posted by Babblesort at 5:02 PM on January 16, 2010 [12 favorites]


Boromir (son of Faramir)

Son of . . . Oh. I see what you did there.
posted by The Bellman at 5:03 PM on January 16, 2010


AT-ATs have four legs. I think you meant AT-ST.

I always thought those were boy and girl walkers, respectively, just like the X and Y wings.
posted by kid ichorous at 5:12 PM on January 16, 2010 [5 favorites]


I always thought those were boy and girl walkers, respectively, just like the X and Y wings.

nerd-blood sucessfully cooled.
posted by Hicksu at 5:22 PM on January 16, 2010


See how the white knights don't match? Ditto both sets of bishops and rooks? And some of the black pawns are non-matching?

Shit like that drives me nuts.

Also: reactor core for a white bishop? You couldn't come up with anything, anything at all, that made more sense than that? Like even anything that wasn't part of the Bad Guy Base?
posted by paisley henosis at 5:24 PM on January 16, 2010 [6 favorites]


paisley henosis: Also: reactor core for a white bishop? You couldn't come up with anything, anything at all, that made more sense than that? Like even anything that wasn't part of the Bad Guy Base?

Like Obi-Wan! C'mon, that's like when Homer saved Race Banyon's life, but the carbon rod was on the cover of Time!
posted by paisley henosis at 5:30 PM on January 16, 2010 [2 favorites]


Well, it seems to have Ben Kenobi standing next to it, at least.
posted by rifflesby at 5:32 PM on January 16, 2010


rifflesby: Well, it seems to have Ben Kenobi standing next to it, at least.

Oh. So it does. Very good, then.

That does not change the fact that Grand Moff Tarkin not only out ranked Vader, but constantly mocked, belittled, and ordered him about in New Hope.
posted by paisley henosis at 5:37 PM on January 16, 2010


Riles up the nerd-blood.

Uh, I believe you meant to say it angries up the nerd-blood.
posted by Horace Rumpole at 5:53 PM on January 16, 2010


That was my 1000th comment on the blue, and it could not have been sadder, or more appropriate.
posted by Horace Rumpole at 5:55 PM on January 16, 2010 [3 favorites]


> As always, the correct way to start a nerd-fight is to make declarative statements.

No it's not.

Oh wait. Dammit!
posted by ChurchHatesTucker at 6:08 PM on January 16, 2010 [1 favorite]


Also, given their neutrality, I question the choice to make a Jawa into a white rook.
posted by felix betachat at 6:50 PM on January 16, 2010


The thing you gotta remember about Star Wars chess is: let the Wookiee win.
posted by steef at 6:53 PM on January 16, 2010 [6 favorites]


My chess nerd-dom outweighs my sci-fi nerd-dom and I find myself refusing to stoop to play with a non-Staunton set.
posted by jeffamaphone at 7:26 PM on January 16, 2010 [3 favorites]


I really have nothing to say but my reaction to this was clapping and hopping.
posted by spec80 at 7:45 PM on January 16, 2010


Muji & Lego recently released a joint product that consists of a box of Lego pieces that also comes with sheets of paper. With a particular hole-punch, the paper and Legos can be combined into some cute creations.
posted by netbros at 8:27 PM on January 16, 2010 [8 favorites]


Oh good, no one will notice if I geek out here.

Two of the games for the Wii at my house involve lightsabers.

That's, uh, most of them.

Hey, time for a duel!

posted by Pronoiac at 8:28 PM on January 16, 2010


I was expecting the chess board to be on the back of the Millennium Falcon.

I am disappoint.
posted by yeloson at 12:11 AM on January 17, 2010 [1 favorite]


With a particular hole-punch, the paper and Legos can be combined into some cute creations.

<gazes into light streaming down from heaven - angels are heard to sing>

It... it's beautiful...

</state of grace>
posted by lekvar at 2:21 AM on January 17, 2010 [2 favorites]


I suggest a new strategy. I suggest you let me win.
posted by sourwookie at 4:27 AM on January 17, 2010 [3 favorites]


I'm kind of drawn to those Muji/Lego kits too. I probably shouldn't try ordering in Japanese, though.
posted by Songdog at 6:34 AM on January 17, 2010


Wow, I netted 11 bites with the venerable "son of Faramir" even labelling it a troll.
posted by DU at 6:35 AM on January 17, 2010


You know, I totally get Vader as a Queen, but Han? I refuse to believe that Chewie and Han's relationship was anything less than professional.
posted by bonehead at 12:43 PM on January 17, 2010


"I've put up with their Stars, both War and Trek" - JD
posted by James Cooper at 1:33 PM on January 17, 2010


Hmm... Nice greedo, but given the picture order, it appears that Han (was) shot first.
posted by Nanukthedog at 7:47 PM on January 17, 2010


I'd lose all of the pieces in some "reclaim lost childhood" lego battle royal. Complete with me yelling "Get Away! All these are mine!" at any and all children who approached yelling distance.
posted by Mastercheddaar at 10:34 AM on January 18, 2010


Moisture vaporators? Really?

This is why I always want to play the Empire in any kind of Star Wars battle. The Rebel hardware is so lame.
posted by CaseyB at 11:50 AM on January 18, 2010


This is why I always want to play the Empire in any kind of Star Wars battle. The Rebel hardware is so lame.

Somebody seems to be unclear on the concept.
posted by hippybear at 2:01 PM on January 18, 2010


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