April 14, 2008 11:08 PM   Subscribe

Cool. Cooler. Awesome! Using Lego bricks as a medium to design chess sets seems absolutely logical to anybody that grew up playing with them. Fans have gone low-tech, the inevitable Star Wars, and a few more. Lego offers a virtual cowboys-and-indians version as well.

(Not to be confused with Playmobil Chess.)

Sadly, Lego hasn't seemed to put much effort into Lego Checkers.

Via Geekologie. Previous Lego love on the MeFi.
posted by jabberjaw (11 comments total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
Virtual cowboy-and-indian lego chess. Ok!
posted by Citizen Premier at 11:57 PM on April 14, 2008

oh. my. god. I want that super chess one so bad. I do not $300 want it though. sigh. Still, AWESOME. I rarely even play chess anymore, but I'd build the hell out of that and leave it sitting around my house just because.
posted by Stunt at 1:50 AM on April 15, 2008

The "Awesome" link is pretty cool, but most of the others seem fairly.. tame given what we know geeks can be capable of. I was sort of hoping for giant, maybe life-sized chessboards with pieces carefully constructed out of individual pieces of lego, rather than just modified existing lego "people". Ah well, maybe that can be my summer project.
posted by Phire at 1:53 AM on April 15, 2008

Lego 'Death' figures, that's just brilliant.
posted by steerpike at 2:12 AM on April 15, 2008

Man, the rooks in that 'awesome' link are, indeed, awesome.
posted by m0nm0n at 4:16 AM on April 15, 2008

I'm slightly uncomfortable about Luke & Leia being King & Queen. In a didn't-they-snog-each-other-in-Star-Wars-realization-during-Return-of-the-Jedi kind of way.
posted by i_cola at 4:26 AM on April 15, 2008

The Checkers link was a great punchline.
posted by WalterMitty at 4:27 AM on April 15, 2008

Guys, it's lego. You don't really need their 200€ package. Just take their idea, few hundreds of bricks and do it yourself.
posted by darkripper at 5:32 AM on April 15, 2008

Man, back when I was a kid all we did was pit Space Guys against Knights with the Town people serving as pawns.
posted by Spatch at 5:32 AM on April 15, 2008

me and a couple of friends invented a quite elaborated wargame using medieval and space legos but we frequently changed the rules so there was never a clear winner.

Strangely enough that was my initiation to more serious stuff like Warhammer and 40k.
posted by darkripper at 6:15 AM on April 15, 2008

Lego can be serious stuff too, darkripper! Brikwars!
posted by The GoBotSodomizer at 11:23 AM on April 15, 2008 [1 favorite]

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