Steampunk LEGO chess set makes all the right moves

Board games have provided inspiration for a few creations, notably this impressive LEGO Settlers of Catan model from last year, but it’s always great when a builder takes on the challenge of putting together an entire chess set. Mishima has had a crack at a steampunk-themed set, and the whole thing has worked out brilliantly. The board is smoothly tiled with some nice clanky touches, but it’s the playing pieces which steal the show.

Steampunk Chess


Check out the range of pawns on the “brown team” — a nice variety of styling with a mix of appropriate torsos, headgear, and weaponry…
Steampunk Chess
I particularly like the “hero pieces” marching into battle behind the cannon-fodder pawns. The queens are great, mounted on little steam-driven Segway-style vehicles…
Steampunk Chess
But the highlight for me are the rooks — fabulously clanky chunks of machinery with a lovely level of greebly detailing…
Steampunk Chess

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