Lego “Empire Strikes Back” chess set

John Baichtal

My interests include writing, electronics, RPGs, scifi, hackers & hackerspaces, 3D printing, building sets & toys. @johnbaichtal nerdage.net

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By John Baichtal

My interests include writing, electronics, RPGs, scifi, hackers & hackerspaces, 3D printing, building sets & toys. @johnbaichtal nerdage.net

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Brandon Griffith of Los Angeles’ Lego User Group LUGOLA built this mind-boggling Lego chess set with the pieces depicting characters and scenes from Episode V.

My favorites are the mini dioramas detailing the bishops: bounty hunters and Han-in-carbonite for the Empire, Chewie w/busted C3-PO and Lando with his Bespin cronies for the Rebel Alliance. The Rebel queen with Han and Leia kissing in the Cloud City was especially well done. Not sure what the blue trans construction serving as the Empire queen is supposed to be… any ideas? [From Matt “Monsterbrick” Armstrong‘s Flickr page]