Tag Archives: Chess

7628 Peril in Peru out, 7036 Dwarves Mine back, and more [News]

The Toys R Us exclusive LEGO Indiana Jones set 7628 Peril in Peruicon is now available from the LEGO Shop online.

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One of my candidates for “favorite LEGO set of all time,” 7036 Dwarves’ Mineicon is once again available:

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Of course, this latest update to the LEGO Shop online also includes a whole bunch of other new sets, as well as a fair amount of clearance items. Some highlights:

Last but not least, the long-awaited 10187 Volkswagen Beetleicon is also available.

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Ultimate LEGO Castle Chess Set [News]

UPDATE: The LEGO Castle Giant Chess Set
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Some people know where to look for leaked pictures of upcoming sets, and many times great treasures are dug up in lego.com’s cache (the specific procedures are still a mystery to me, but I think it involves manipulating image url’s). Check out the upcoming castle chess set, complete with just about everything and probably including a big price tag too.


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Classic Castle Chess Set by astronut1

In June of 2005, Classic-Castle.com held a contest to create castle-themed chess pieces and chess sets. It looks like Flickr user astronut1 took his pictures a few months later (and just posted them on Flickr), but these would have been great entries:

The pawns are classic Crusaders and Black Falcons minifigs, but astronut1 created unique pieces for the rest. I especially like the kings and queens:

The rooks and bishops are also great:

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