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National Museum Scotland The Isle Of Lewis Chessmen The Official Set

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  • Official National Museum pieces.
  • Cast from laser scans of originals.
  • 3.25 inch (83 mm) king.
  • Presented in superb gift packaging.
  • Pieces made in England.

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Customer Reviews

About as close as you can get.Unless you're willing to shell out huge bucks for hand-carved pieces, these replicas of the Lewis Chessmen are about as close as you can get to the originals. These are reproductions of the chessmen that you will find at the National Museum of Scotland not those at the British Museum. They are hefty, well-made, smooth to the touch, and are perfect for playing the style of chess from the period from which they come. I searched everywhere before deciding on this version and I am glad that I did. 5CHESS TREASURES FOR YOUR HOMEThese reproductions of the Isle of Lewis chess pieces from the collection of the British Museum are exquisite. I enjoy playing chess with them and have them on display on a chessboard in my living room so I can use them frequently. They are a visual reminder of not only the power and vast extension of Norse influence in the North Sea region in the Middle Ages but of thire great artistic traditions. I am especially reminded of the possibility that a woman, Margaret The Adroit of Iceland, could have been the artist who carved these miniature works of art from walrus ivory in an age when many women remained anonymous. These would be real treasures in any chess lovers home. 5FinallyI finally gave in and bought the set. They are a beautiful. It is like reaching back to my medieval ancestors every time I handle these pieces. 5The Best Chess Set EverHalf the fun of playing chess is all the peripherals that make up the game: the setting, the board, the pieces, the beer or wine by your side... and the Lewis Chessmen are the most beautiful and evocative pieces to be found anywhere. This version put out by the National Museums of Scotland is well worth the price you have to pay. Accept no substitutes! These are a genuine work of art, beautifully reproduced from the originals, no "plastic" feel to them at all, fantastic detail, and real heft when moving them. Worth every penny!(Now if only I wouldn't get clobbered every time I actually play the game!) 5Love itI purchased as a gift for my grandson. I read different reviews and they said don't waste your money on lesser priced. Only buy from Scotland. Museum or British Museum. The set came and it is very well made. The pieces are heavy and the detail is great. The pieces are big. This is not a miniature set. My grandson is thrilled. 5I searched long and hard for the perfect set of Lewis chessmenI searched long and hard for the perfect set of Lewis chessmen, and i constantly found myself returning to this exact set. The pieces come in a wonderful black box with some high-density foam to lock them into place.Pieces themselves: No dif. in details between the 4 knights, 4 bishops, and 4 rooks besides the colors. Pawns have about 2 or 3 dif. celtic designs on them and they are very smooth and sturdy. Every piece feels evenly sanded out and there are no rough parts (I thought the king's chest would be rough due to the photo)NOW WE TALK ABOUT THE WEIGHT!! the weight is damn near perfect! I love grabbing a handful of pawns and shaking them around in my hand. the clinky-clank noises that arise from the contact between the pieces is music to my ears.Questions you might have that i can answer:1)are the bishops sitting? NO but they still look awesome2) I just don't know if they will be heavy enough?!?!: YES THEY WILL BE trust me. i'm picky.3) Yes, You need to make your own chess board or buy one. i made one from cardboard ,tape, sharpy, and paper and it works brilliantly haha.4) Yes they will last you a lifetime. i dropped the queen and king first time i set them up and they reacted as if they were your favorite rocks landing on the ground. (No harm done)5) They are worth it. only 280 (including shipping) that was only 2 nights of work for me as a server. fork up the cash and you will be stoked if you can find anyone to play with.Very happy with this purchase and I don't regret this choice one bit. 5Beautiful set!I purchased this set for my husband for his birthday. They are absolutely gorgeous and I like that the proceeds go towards the museum. Substantial in size and weight with a charm all their own. Would highly recommend. 5Sadly not giftable in condition receivedRead The Lewis Chessmen:Unmasked (ordered from Amazon) and decided this replica set would make the perfect gift for my grandson. He and his younger sister have been playing chess since they were in kindergarten and are very avid players. I was so excited when I received the chessmen but discovered that one of the bishops is chipped, which makes it unacceptable for a present. I will probably donate it to my grandson's middle school chess club so they can see what early chess pieces were like. The presentation box is nice (though I had to clean some kind of sticky fingerprints off it). If it were not for the chip I would have given the set 5 stars and would have been thrilled to give it as a gift. 3The Lewis Chessmen...This is the set you wantWonderful. The weight and feel of the pieces makes them great for actually playing chess, and they look like the pictures of the sets in the National Museum Scotland and the British Museum. Excellent facsimile. You will love them for playing chess if you don't mind departing from a Staunton design. Otherwise, you will love them for their aesthetic appeal. 5one of the best lewis sets everAlthough it's not a mini set, it's still smaller than the real museum pieces. That being said, the whole set is beautiful and is of good strong quality. I purchased a bigger lewis set from the chess guild, and the paint is already easily chipping off! Needless to say, I deeply regret purchasing that particular set. I recommend sacrificing size over inferior quality - get the National museum of Scotland official lewis chess set, like i did. 5
National Museum Scotland The Isle Of Lewis Chessmen The Official Set

National Museum Scotland The Isle Of Lewis Chessmen The Official Set

4.6
Error You can't add more than 500 quantity.
Regular price
€298,00
Sale price
€298,00
Regular price
€492,00
Sold out
Unit price
per 
Save 39% (€194,00)