40174 LEGO Chess: I’m Lovin’ It!

40174 LEGO Chess


40174 LEGO Chess is a 2017 LEGO set. It is £45.99 in the UK, $54.99 in the US, and $99.99 in the US. Why do I like this so much? Read on!Firstly, the price is great. £45.99 in the UK would usually have a 460 piece count, $54.99 USD would usually have around 550 pieces, and $99.99 NZD would have roughly 500 pieces. However, this set instead comes with a whopping 1450 pieces! If the normal LEGO price per piece was applied, it would probably cost £144.99, $144.99 USD, and $289.99 NZD!! Fortunately, that is not the case, and I am very pleased with the highly reasonable pricing in this set 🙂


Next, the versatility of the set. You can play it as a chess set (hence the name! 😄), but you can also change the pieces to play checkers!

The third reason for my liking of this set is due to the authenticity of the chess pieces. Rarely in a LEGO chess set are the pieces so accurate to a real chess set.

https://i2.wp.com/images.brickset.com/sets/AdditionalImages/40174-1/40174_alt6.jpg Image result for chess king black

https://i2.wp.com/images.brickset.com/sets/AdditionalImages/40174-1/40174_alt8.jpg Image result for chess queen black

https://i2.wp.com/images.brickset.com/sets/AdditionalImages/40174-1/40174_alt5.jpg Image result for chess bishop black

https://i1.wp.com/images.brickset.com/sets/AdditionalImages/40174-1/40174_alt4.jpg Image result for chess rook black

https://i1.wp.com/images.brickset.com/sets/AdditionalImages/40174-1/40174_alt7.jpg Image result for chess knight black

https://i2.wp.com/images.brickset.com/sets/AdditionalImages/40174-1/40174_alt9.jpg Image result for chess pawn black

Some are more similar than others, but all in all they are very close to the real ones.

Compare it to this chess set (which I own too):

Image result for lego kingdoms chess

Far more accurate than just minifigures on a board.

Also, the checkers pieces don’t look too bad either.


Another good point of the set is how there is a handy storage function. See it in JANGBRiCKS’ video review here:

Basically, the top black-and-white board section can lift off to provide storage space which is more than enough for all the chess pieces.

All in all, I think 40174 LEGO Chess is a really, really good set. You should pick it up, for even at full RRP it is a steal. I highly, highly recommend it.

Minifigures: N/A

Builds: 4.5/5

Playability: 5/5

Price: 5/5

Personal Rating: 5/5

TOTAL: 4.9/5
Buy from LEGO Shop@Home: US Shop | UK Shop | Australia Shop | German Shop | NZ shop

Thanks for reading! See you in the next post! 🙂

VaderFan2187 out! 🙂


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