Empire Strikes back chess set made from LEGOs (and awesome)

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Jul 4, 2015

Brandon Griffith is some mad LEGO genius who spends much of what must be copious free time creating DIY masterpieces like this Episode V chess set, which comes in its own LEGO case.

The holographic Emperor as the black king, and Darth Vader as his queen? The bounty hunters Bossk, Dengar and IG-88, together as the black bishop? There is so much phenomenal attention to detail -- and sardonic wit -- in this set that it makes our inner nerds weep with both joy and sorrow.

Joy because it does our hearts good to see what is clearly a master of his craft devote both time and passion to something so close to our hearts. (For the second time, actually: This is a follow-up to his A New Hope chess set.) And sorrow because we can't have this set for ourselves.

Just look at the frosty awesomeness.

(via LaughingSquid)

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