Last month, we featured another LEGO set that seems unnoticed within the brick-building community. However, we’re glad to see that this humble set soon gradually received the attention that it deserved. The LEGO Iconic Chess Set (40174) is an elegant rendition of the classic board game known all over the world. True, that LEGO has released numerous brick-built chess boards giving it the usual, LEGO twist (and tons of minifigs as well) but this latest offering is a must have for traditionalists and lovers of the classic game. Thankfully, we can now look at it closely since shop.LEGO.com has now posted its official images online. Let’s take a look at these, followed by its official product description. The LEGO Iconic Chess Set (40174) comes in at 1,450 pieces and retails at $54.99.
LEGO Iconic Chess Set 40174
Build your own chess set… then start playing!
Use classic LEGO® bricks to build your own chess board and then build all the playing pieces too. This set is ideal to take and play wherever you like, as the pieces store conveniently inside the board. It can also be used to play checkers.
Includes a buildable chessboard and buildable playing pieces.
Board opens to store all the playing pieces inside.
Can also be used to play checkers.
This set includes over 1,400 pieces.
Board measures over 10” (26cm) square