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DeviantArtist “Joker-laugh” built this amazing AVM chess set which has recently been wowing its way through the geek blogosphere. He doesn’t say much about the making of the pieces, but on the creation of the board itself, he writes:

The board itself measures 25 x 25 inch which makes it quite big for a chess set. It was made using wood and small tiles for the stone board. I made this to mimic the pyramid temple the Predators use in the AVP film.

Maybe we can get him on here to tell us more about how the set was made.

Props and Replicas [via Geekosystem]

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelancer writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor for Boing Boing and WINK Books. And he has a new best-of writing collection and “lazy man’s memoir,” called Borg Like Me.


  • Math Campbell

    If I had to guess, I’d say hand-carved masters, casted in resin and amazing paintwork. Any which way, very impressive, and makes me want to go carve something with my new dremel…

  • Anonymous

    Oh wow, that’s amazing.

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