Sunday, May 27, 2012

DIY LEGO CUUSOO Star Wars Micro Chess Set

Please support and share my LEGO CUUSOO Star Wars Micro Chess Set project. If the project garners 10,000 supporters it stands a great chance of becoming an official LEGO set!

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, a great battle of good and evil was fought. Now you can relive the struggles of the courageous characters from the Star Wars saga in one of the world's oldest games, brought to life with LEGO Star Wars microfigs. LEGO Star Wars Chess puts you in command of the Rebel Alliance or the evil Galactic Empire! As you craft your strategy at each step, you move your forces to go forth and do battle. Use Chewbacca's skill with the crossbow to take out a sinister Tie Pilot. Or pit Darth Vader in a deadly lightsaber duel against his arch enemy Luke Skywalker!

The LEGO Star Wars Micro Chess Set uses microfigures from the new Battle of Hoth game set. The set includes a 16X16 black & white LEGO Chess baseplate and comes in it's own easy to store and carry box (like the old LEGO tic-tac box).

I used 64 black and white studded plates (32 of each color) sourced via Bricklink for the chessboard, but the grey and blue tiles from the Battle of Hoth gameset will do just as well

I also used female microfigs from other LEGO gamesets for the Queens on each side (as Princess Leia is conspicuously absent from the Battle of Hoth gameset). The Star Wars microfig chess set is highly compact and portable with all the pieces staying secure even while playing in a bus, train or plane. The LEGO Tic Tac Toe Box is a perfect fit for playing while on the go and for storage. LEGO should seriously consider sending one into Space as a gift to the ISS astronauts!

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