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.
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):
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.
Personal Rating: 5/5
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VaderFan2187 out! 🙂