Can't find that perfectly sculpted chess set based on an obscure geek franchise of your choice? Never fear, LEGOmania is here to help you conjure the multiple miniatures necessary to wage a classic orthogonal battle of good vs. evil. The site has tips on how to build consistent-scale chess pieces using LEGO people as distinguishing characters. Considering that LEGO has licenses not just for Star Wars, but Indiana Jones, Batman, and Harry Potter, the direct image possibilities are pretty robust. For those franchises that aren't explicitly licensed, well, this LEGOmania Castle set is just a few tweaks away from being Army of Darkness-worthy. All you need is a chainsaw-handed King with his own boomstick.
(Found via Sci Fi Scanner.)
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