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18 replies to this topic  – Started by CVSPIS_CELIDVS , Jun 29 2008 10:19 AM

#1 CVSPIS_CELIDVS

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Posted 29 June 2008 - 10:19 AM

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Ladies and gentlemen, please let me introduce the chess set of Aprene.
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Pieces of White set are Empress' Guard, and those of Black are Marines.
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White pawns: Empress' Guard Line Infantrymen.
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Black pawns: marine riflemen.
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Kings: Empress of Aprene as White king, and Prince of Stenno as Black one.
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Queens: vice commander of the Empress' Guard as White queen, and Master Chief as Black one.
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Bishops: Empress' Grenadier as White bishops, and marine grenadier as Black ones.
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Knights: Empress' Horse Guard as White knights, and marine dragoon as Black ones.
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Rooks: Empress' Artillery as White rooks, and marine field artilleryman as Black ones.
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Posted 29 June 2008 - 10:26 AM

Loving all the techniques you used, great chess set
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Posted 29 June 2008 - 10:56 AM

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I want one! I am guessing this is based around something else that i know absoloutely nothing about!!

If Lego was to release a set like this i think i would not be able to resist it... i prefer this set to the ones that have been released by Lego, the only CC i can offer this piece of art is that maybe the towers are too big, that said im not sure you really could make them smaller so maybe its actually the board squares that are small...

but all in all great work! do you mind if i steal copy, some of the designs, untill now i had not considered making my own set!

regards Cpt. PB

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Posted 29 June 2008 - 10:59 AM

This chess set is showing quite a bit of imagination.    Just to confirm, this is your creation, is it not CVSPIS CELIDVS?

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Posted 29 June 2008 - 11:39 AM

That is such a beautiful chess set! :pir-wub: I would love to build one like that! Such detail, it is astounding! Nice work! :thumbup:

I love the little details such as the baby dragons on the black throne and the various different weapons. It is also nice to see that some of the pawns are unique.

The details on the towers are of particular note. Really impressive, well done indeed.

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Posted 29 June 2008 - 12:15 PM

Great techniques - Particularly like the use of old-style fireman's tops and tyres as busbys!

Nice one.

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Posted 29 June 2008 - 02:06 PM

That is a very nice chess set yoou've got!  How much did it cost to get all the pieces?
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Posted 30 June 2008 - 07:24 AM

V.gd! :pir-wink:

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Posted 30 June 2008 - 08:24 AM

Simply love it! :pir-wub:
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Posted 30 June 2008 - 09:34 AM

I concur with Captain Greenhair.

Magnificent and original piece of work  :thumbup:

Keep up the good work  :pir-classic:
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Posted 30 June 2008 - 05:25 PM

Impressive assortment of figures! It's interesting that you've switched the genders of the king and queen for the white side and even more interesting that the white queen king (:pir-tongue:) looks like she's long since expired due to her pallid and seemingly lifeless visage.

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That is a very nice chess set you've got!  How much did it cost to get all the pieces?
Probably quite a fair amount, taking into consideration the large numbers Lego rubber bands and Brickarms M1 Garands (Excellent choice of weapon, by the way). :pir-wink:
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Posted 30 June 2008 - 07:31 PM

That looks amazing, considering you don't have many Shakos or torsos with the soldier print. I really like it, especially the great Grenider design.
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Posted 01 July 2008 - 04:18 AM

I have had a closer look at the ultimate chess set, did you use Legos design for the bases or did you actually mod them a little because they look similar but curiously different?

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Posted 01 July 2008 - 12:07 PM

Brilliant!! Really outstanding.

There's just nothing more to say about it..
It's lovely. :pir-wub:

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Posted 01 July 2008 - 07:46 PM

This is absolutely amazing! I just love the way you used the firemen's helmets and the caps instead of the "normal" shakos and triangle hats. This'll be a MOC to steal learn from...   :pir-laugh:
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Posted 01 July 2008 - 07:49 PM

can i have mine come with butt pirates?

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Posted 01 July 2008 - 10:00 PM

Very nice chess set. I'd like one of those.
I especially like the rooks on both sides. The black pawns is some very nice soldiers as well.
Good work :classic:

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Posted 05 July 2008 - 02:27 AM

Great work on this Chess Set!

There is a lot of great detail in this MOC. :thumbup:
I really like it.

I should make a Piratey Chess set. :pir-classic:

I've added this MOC to the Land-Based MOC Index.

Great work!
And thanx for sharing. :pir-sweet:

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Posted 05 July 2008 - 06:34 AM

Thank you for your comments. :pir-classic:

View PostMister Phes, on Jun 29 2008, 11:59 AM, said:

This chess set is showing quite a bit of imagination.    Just to confirm, this is your creation, is it not CVSPIS CELIDVS?
Of course, Sir.  :pir-blush:

View PostCpt. Pegleg Blockbeard, on Jun 29 2008, 11:56 AM, said:

i prefer this set to the ones that have been released by Lego, the only CC i can offer this piece of art is that maybe the towers are too big, that said im not sure you really could make them smaller so maybe its actually the board squares that are small...
but all in all great work! do you mind if i steal copy, some of the designs, untill now i had not considered making my own set!
I saw the pictures of the official giant chess set in detail two weeks ago, and found that the bases of the pieces in the first row are only 4x4 studs.
Perhaps my rooks are too big (especially the top of the rook), however, the larger base (6x6 studs) makes it more possible for delicateness.

I steal learn many designs and building techniques in this forum, thus, please feel free to steal copy some of mine also. :pir-wink:


View PostLt. Col. Thok, on Jun 29 2008, 03:06 PM, said:

That is a very nice chess set yoou've got!  How much did it cost to get all the pieces?
Here I briefly list the parts of the set I collected and the estimated cost : (in USD$)

Chessboard: $36.63
Gray Baseplate 48x48: $11 (bought about 16 years ago)
Black Tile 2x2: $0.034 x 288 pcs = $9.792
White Tile 2x2: $0.055 x 288 pcs = $15.84

Parts collected in Dec 2007: $2.38
in Feb 2008: $32.52 (Tiles excluded)
in Mar 2008: c.a. $48.00
in Apr 2008: $37.00 (10 shakos & 10 epaulettes)
in May 2008: $4.41

BrickArms collection: $22.00 (20 M1 rifles & 4 potato mashers)

Total estimated: c.a. $182.94 (but shipping & insurance cost NOT included)
Grand Total estimated: $182.94 x [100%+30%(estimated rate of shipping, insurance & additional charges)] = c.a. $237.82


View PostCpt. Pegleg Blockbeard, on Jul 1 2008, 05:18 AM, said:

I have had a closer look at the ultimate chess set, did you use Legos design for the bases or did you actually mod them a little because they look similar but curiously different?
In the beginning I'd like to just copy the Lego design for bases of pawns but I didn't have the same parts. So I modified them.  :pir-tongue:

Edited by CVSPIS_CELIDVS, 05 July 2008 - 07:19 AM.





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