« Domino Double 6 Gold Marbleized Tiles Jumbo Tournament Size 12 CH Sky Flight Hobby Lanxiang Super Sukhoi PAK FA T-50 RC EDF Jet ARF Almost Ready to Fly » 3 thoughts on “LEGO Kingdoms Set Chess Set (853373)” 26 of 26 people found the following review helpful Lego’s 2012 Chess Set, June 22, 2012 By R. Ferguson (Earth) – I often review Lego sets. I grew up with Lego and now have kids who love Lego. Though I’m partial to the product, I try to give the information you need to make the right decision about purchasing the product. I don’t receive free sets or compensation for my Lego reviews. I got this set from my kids for Father’s Day. It is terribly cool. The mini figures, massed on the checkerboard, do look like armies ready to do battle. Obviously, this is a natural gift for someone who likes chess and Lego. It is also a good way to encourage a child to learn chess as the mini-figures are very inviting (though a bit pricey if your child does not take up chess…). The board is medium size. The pieces can be a little difficult to move about if you’ve got large fingers. It is still a nice size, and the board can be removed from the gray castle molding for a cleaner look. The board is also studded, which helps keep the figures upright and allows you to move the board without pieces falling (great if you take a break from play). The studs, however, do slow play a little bit (i.e., pulling the figure off the studs and placing it on another set of studs is slightly more involved than sliding a regular chess piece). The storage box is much sturdier than the boxes Lego sets usually come in. To close the box on the set, you do need to remove four tall weapons from the mini-figures. This is the latest in a series of Lego chess sets. The most amazing of these prior sets was a full-size board from 2008 with intricately built pieces (#852293). It was 4 times as expensive as this current set. Other earlier sets include: a Knights Kingdom set (G678) from 2005, a Viking set (#G577) from 2006, a Castle set (#852001) from 2007, and a pirates set (#852751) from 2008. I think it is fairly safe to say that this will not be Lego’s last chess set. However, these sets have not always been offered for sale in the U.S., and they tend to be available for LESS than a year. This set came out in May of 2012. I would guess that it will be in short supply going into the holiday season and will likely disappear in early 2013. So far as I know, Lego itself is the only official retailer for the set, so cross reference with their website. Cheers 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comments (2) Reply 10 of 11 people found the following review helpful Chess and legos met!!!!!, September 18, 2012 A Kid’s Review I got this on my tenth birthday and it was one of the best birthday presents I have got! It comes with 32 knights that you can use them on there own! Get it!! 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comment Reply 11 of 13 people found the following review helpful Great set, horrible price., January 13, 2014 By Steve B. “Steve B.” (Los Angeles, CA USA) – Be careful before you buy. This was selling on the manufacturer’s website for $40.00. Hunt around. $100 is crazy! Many will pay this over inflated price but don’t make that mistake. Do your research. Apart from that, the set is good to display or collect minifigs. It’s hard to play because the pieces are tough to differentiate from one another. Good luck getting a good deal! 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comment Reply Leave a comment Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.