Amazing Life-size Artistic Chess Set!

Amazing Life-size Artistic Chess Set!

erik
erik
Mar 24, 2009, 4:53 PM |
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One of my friends and a Chess.com member, Hardy Jones, has been working on a life-size chess set for the last two years! He's getting close to completing it and I wanted to share some awesome pictures of the set.

Hardy is a local (and quite famous!) artist who specializes in iron work. It is amazing to be in his backyard and experience all of the awesome things he has created.

 

 

His giant chess set is a huge task! He had to come up with ideas for all of the different pieces and make them both artistic and distinguishable. He has picked "themes" to go along with the colors - the "fleur de lis" vs. the "Irish cross".

 

 

He's going to debut this set in a few months time in his backyard, which he has temporarily dubbed "Marvin Avenue Chess Club".

I'm excited for him - an amazing creation from an amazing man!