Monster Chess – The Team Hassenplug Way!    Send article as PDF   
If you are not absolutely amazed while watching these two videos, there is something wrong.  Read more on on The NXTStep and at Team Hassenplug.

Quick Facts

  • Over 100,000 LEGO® pieces

    • 37,612 in the chess board
    • 17,748 in the robot bases
    • 17,114 in the bodies
    • 22,688 in the mosaics
    • 1,853 in the move selection center
  • Total retail cost: around $30,000
  • Size of board: 156ft2 (14.5m2)
  • Took 4 people about a year to create
  • Opponent types

    • Human vs Human
    • Human vs Computer
    • Computer vs Computer
  •  Play options

    •  Normal chess game
    •  Chess puzzle
    •  Replay historical match
  •  Programming languages used
  •  LabVIEW for the robots
  •  C# for the PC user interface
  •  Interfaces with standard chess engine

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