Monster Chess

| Jun 17, 2010
Some news has been posted on the Mindstorms website about this awesome, huge chess set. It was made by a group of people with lots of imagination and Mindstorm sets.

In total there are more than 100,000 individual LEGO pieces in the model, (including the board, the robots, decorations to the robots, a move entry system, and a clock). It uses 38 separate NXTs (32 pieces plus two spares, as well as an extra NXT built into each king & queen), 136 color sensors, 16 touch sensors with 4 touch sensor multiplexers, and 102 motors. Each robot runs on rechargeable batteries that last about four games on average. The approximate retail cost would probably be around $30,000.

It is really neat, and I suggest checking it out on the website. Here's a link!


Eragon.Saphira said... [REPLY]

This is so cool! Though how would the knights and bishops get out from behind the pawns? That is a lot of equipment though! $30,000 is a lot of money.

SuperBen21 said... [REPLY]

Not thats what I call AWESOME!!!

CheshireCat150 said... [REPLY]

Good point, Eragon.Saphira. :)

Eragon.Saphira said... [REPLY]

Maybe the pawns move out of the way to let the knights and bishops out (if they are in the way) and then move back to their original place.

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