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#1 Ceroknight

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 07:12 AM

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Hello!

Here is my little bit for the community build.
This is my first big LDD project and it was somewhat frustrating but in the end a very fun and interesting experience.

This is a chess set with a storage box for the pieces/minifigures. The board is supposed to go on top but my computer kept lagging everytime so I gave up. :tongue:
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The Board
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On the 'light' side:
Pawns: Gungans (they seem to be the main army in EP I)
Bishops: C-3PO and R2-D2
Knights: Qui Gon Jinn and Obi-Wan Kenobi
Rooks: N-1 Starfighters (I used the design from the planet set)
Queen: Padme
King: Little Anakin (Maybe not the best choice, but it seemed fitting)

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On the 'dark' side:
Pawns: Droids
Bishops: Nute Gunray and Lott Dod (Had a struggle finding another bishop)
Knights: Drokeidas (They aren't completely built because it wouldn't fit with their legs)
Rooks: Vulture Droids (Design from the recent MINI with different colours)
Queen: Darth Maul (Hesitant but it fits with the king figure)
King: Darth Siduous (Hologram because I don't think he was ever physically present in the movie, and because it looks cool :tongue: )

Storage Box
Main feature is that one side opens where you can put the chess pieces inside.
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(Initial on the corner :tongue:)

I also put mosaics on the other three walls:
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Hope you guys like it!
And Hopefully LEGO will make a StarWars Chess set soon :tongue:
I attached a lxf file if anyone wants to bother looking at it.
First picture links to my flickr account if you want to check it out there.

Thank you!
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#2 JackJonespaw

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 12:22 PM

Very nice. However, I have two main issues. The Droid Fighters are quit over-sized. I know that you probably wanted to make them the same size as the NAboo N-1 Starfighters, but it still looks a bit disproportionate. The other issue is that Darth Maul looks slightly - for use of a better word - constipated. I think it's the placement of the eyes. Try moving them to the center and see if he looks more evil. Hope this helps, and nice job!  :classic:

#3 Mr Man

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 01:07 PM

Oh yes, I'd buy it. Good choices on the figs.
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Posted 01 April 2012 - 12:03 AM

Awesome chess set! Gungans and Battle Droids as pawns works well.  :classic:
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#5 Ceroknight

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 05:48 AM

View PostJackJonespaw, on 31 March 2012 - 12:22 PM, said:

Very nice. However, I have two main issues. The Droid Fighters are quit over-sized. I know that you probably wanted to make them the same size as the NAboo N-1 Starfighters, but it still looks a bit disproportionate. The other issue is that douche Maul looks slightly - for use of a better word - constipated. I think it's the placement of the eyes. Try moving them to the center and see if he looks more evil. Hope this helps, and nice job!  :classic:
Thank you for pointing out those two points!
I wasn't trying fit a scale for the rook pieces but I may make the Vulture Droid a bit smaller.
I had a bit of a trouble with the placement of the eyes. I started with it at the center but surprisingly it looked more awkward. I'll work on that a bit more too.
I'm glad you liked the rest of it! :sweet:

View PostMr Man, on 31 March 2012 - 01:07 PM, said:

Oh yes, I'd buy it. Good choices on the figs.
Thank you! :sweet:

View PostWalt, on 01 April 2012 - 12:03 AM, said:

Awesome chess set! Gungans and Battle Droids as pawns works well.  :classic:
Thank you! :sweet:
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#6 LEGO Train 12 Volts

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 05:57 AM

Excellent, I was thinking about the same project with the old trilogy!  :classic:
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#7 Ceroknight

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 04:46 AM

View PostLEGO Train 12 Volts, on 01 April 2012 - 05:57 AM, said:

Excellent, I was thinking about the same project with the old trilogy!  :classic:
I'm glad you like it!
I think I'm just going to make similar chess sets for the next two community builds. :tongue:
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