LEGO has had several different chess sets in the past, but they were fairly boring looking. Now they've has ramped it up a notch and is releasing a set that makes playing chess look as fun as two-hand touch football with a bunch of naked cheerleaders. You can pre-order the 2,481 piece (576 of which are the individual shiny block tops on the playfield) set now, and it ships July 1st. Unfortunately it costs $300, making it too rich for my blood. Which, incidentally, is 65% GoldschlÃ¤ger, so that's saying a lot.
Another picture of the set from the opposite side after the jump.
Official Ultimate Lego Chess Set [tfts]
Thanks to Melissa, who has never lost at a board game, for the tip
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