Wow: $30,000 Robotic LEGO Chess Game

June 14, 2010


This is Monster Chess, a 12' x 12' (that's feet, not inches) robotic LEGO chess game made with over 100,000 blocks for a total build cost of ~$30K (that's thousands, not kelvin). The pieces are all controlled via laptop and I wouldn't hesitate to body-slam a rook if it got out of line. Same goes for the knights. But not the king -- he reminds me of Stephen Hawking.

Hit the jump for a long-ass video of the game being played.

100,000 lego robotic monster chess: can chess get any more complicated? [technabob]

Thanks to FDSY and Shawn, who both know Chinese checkers is the real gentleman's game.

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