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Castle Chess Model # 852293

BeverlyFBeverlyF NYMember Posts: 1
I am trying to locate an original box for this item - any suggestions out there? 

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  • SprinkleOtterSprinkleOtter Member Posts: 2,736
    Bricklink, Ebay...
  • ecmo47ecmo47 North CarolinaMember Posts: 2,094
    edited October 2016
    The question isn't as un-informed as I first thought. Bricklink does not list the box as a separate entry like it does for most other sets. I wonder if that is because it is listed as "gear" rather then a "set". Here's is the link:

    http://www.bricklink.com/v2/catalog/catalogitem.page?G=852293&name=Fantasy Era Castle Giant Chess Set&category=[Game][Castle][Fantasy Era]#T=S&O={}
     
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  • Rainstorm26Rainstorm26 Chicago Burbs USA (and sometimes Ireland)Member Posts: 1,004
    edited October 2016
    There is only one case for sale on BL

    Looks like $250 with shipping
  • ecmo47ecmo47 North CarolinaMember Posts: 2,094
    edited October 2016
    Oops, I was wrong. There is a listing:

    http://www.bricklink.com/v2/catalog/catalogitem.page?G=852293stor&idColor=0#T=S&O={}

    Had it go to the bottom of the parts listing to find it.

  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 18,020
    It is messed up on BL. The only reason it is in the inventory is because the box itself is "gear" not a box. Most games don't have boxes listed anywhere. So people sell them as the set, but note box only. And since gear cannot be listed as complete/incomplete, it makes the price guide look strange (and skews average prices).
  • ToddMyersToddMyers Cincinnati, OHMember Posts: 403
    edited October 2016
    The fact that this amazing 2300-piece chess set is listed as "gear" on BrickLink is simply ridiculous.  So may components of their catalog are a complete joke.  Guess that's what you get when you force unpaid volunteers to curate the catalog.

  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 18,020
    That part (deciding where it goes) is not down to volunteers, that is policy.

  • ToddMyersToddMyers Cincinnati, OHMember Posts: 403
    So what was the policy to classify a 2300 piece chess set as "Gear"?  The fact that it came in a really big box?  The fact that it was a game?  Dumb.

  • TheBigLegoskiTheBigLegoski Amsterdam, NederlandMember Posts: 1,384
    Wow! That is one expensive Lego set. It always was an expensive set, but I had not idea it is being offered on BL now for that much money.

    If you want a new one, the cheapest one currently is €910,44 (not including [insured] shipping).

    But then again, it is the chess-set of chess-sets, the ultimate Lego chess-set ever!

    I don't need to buy it though, as I have most of the minifigs from this set.

    @BeverlyF           
    Thanks for starting this topic, the instructions are still in cache fortunately, as I could no longer find them on lego.com.
    Brickset is awesome!!!
    http://brickset.com/sets/852293-1/Castle-Giant-Chess-Set
    I really need to build this set some time this winter. I got pretty much all Lego elements except for the black dragon head, and the beige giant ogre/troll with the gold armour, and all those green banners (same colour as the troll minifigs themselves). Maybe I do not have enough black and white 2x2 tiles for the board either, but those I can just buy from the PAB section at [email protected] I do have enough giant trolls though, just not that particular one, and regarding the banners; another colour green will suffice.
    http://cache.lego.com/bigdownloads/buildinginstructions/852293.pdf
  • TheBigLegoskiTheBigLegoski Amsterdam, NederlandMember Posts: 1,384
    edited October 2016
    Just noticed that those building instructions are not complete! the pages are blank after p.107.
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 18,020
    ToddMyers said:
    So what was the policy to classify a 2300 piece chess set as "Gear"?  The fact that it came in a really big box?  The fact that it was a game?  Dumb.

    All traditional games are gear. Whether they contain card parts and no lego whatsoever, or loads of parts. Whereas dimensions, they are sets. Stupid, I know. But consistently stupid.

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