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Lord of the Rings Collectors Chess Set

Updated on February 8, 2015

Collector's Chess Set by the The Noble Collection

This rich, exquisite and yes "precious" Lord of the Rings Collector’s Chess Set contains a map of Middle-earth, which is mounted below the playing surface. The base contains images of the most memorable characters and scenes from the film. The board measures 15 by 15 by 4.5 inches. The top of the board is plexi-glass with the rest of the board made out of cold cast porcelain.

This has been placed on my wish list of unique and collectable gifts. An ideal gift for my husband, because it takes skill and patience to play. Patience in not a word in my vocabulary, but I would love to own this chess set for it’s beauty and fine crafted playing pieces.

This is a chess set that can be treasured for many generations.

The Lord of the Rings Collector's Chess Set - Sold by The Noble Collection

The Lord of the Rings Collector's Chess Set
The Lord of the Rings Collector's Chess Set

Every detail is authentic, richly realistic and true to the Academy Award winning epic film. The board is a magnificent work of art, detailing the story of Frodo, the reluctant hero of The Shire, and the friends and foes he encounters throughout his amazing journey. An ancient map of Middle-earth is mounted below the playing surface, and the base features actual images of the memorable characters and scenes from the thrilling New Line Cinema motion picture. The 32 playing pieces are precise miniature sculptures in fine pewter of the actual cast members and each likeness is so realistic-they were personally approved by the individual actor. Board measures 15" by 15".

 

Noble Collection Chess Playing Pieces - From the Lord of the Rings Collector's Chess Set

Examine the fine artwork on some of the collection chess pieces. This exquisite, high-end Lord of the Rings chess set from the Noble Collection is a masterpiece. Impress your friends and family with this uniquely designed collection. The 32 playing pieces are detailed miniature sculptures of the characters from the film, made in fine pewter. Each piece measures between 2 - 3 inches in height and bears an incredible likeness to the actor as it was personally approved by each of them. Some of the pieces included are: Arwen, Aragorn, Gandalf, Galadriel, Boromir, Pippin, Frodo, Sam, Merry, four different Orcs, Orthanc Tower, Cave Troll, Ringwraith, Saruman, Lurtz, and Uruk-Hai.

Hero pieces have a green ring around the bottom and villain pieces have a purple ring around the bottom.

Lord Of The Rings Chess Set. Resin Pieces

Lord Of The Rings Chess Set. Resin Pieces
Lord Of The Rings Chess Set. Resin Pieces

An epic storyline, and a gifted writer! The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien is adeptly suited to the chessboard in this attention getting 4-1/2" theme chess set. In the magical land of Middle-earth, Elves, Men, Dwarves, Hobbits, Orcs, and many other creatures dwell; good against evil is the constant struggle, and Tolkien has chronicled many years of these wars.

This theme chess set depicts characters from the War of the Ring, near the end of Tolkien's famous works, and particularly details many of the characters involved in the Ringbearer's Quest. Frodo Baggins, Sam Gamgee, the Dunedain Aragorn, the Lady Arwen of the Elves, and the whole cast of evil geniuses engage in combat in the greatest thinking game of all time!

The War of the Ring encompasses several milleniums, from the time the One Ring was forged in the forge of Mount Doom by the evil Lord Sauron, with the secret inscription of, "...One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them..." Sauron deceptively forged the One Ring in secret, to rule the three rings of the Elven folk, the seven rings of the Dwarf-Lords, and the nine rings for the Men, which he had all made and deceived their owners as to their true purpose.

The film series of the Lord of the Rings covers the End of the War of the Ring, in Sauron's last rising, and the events leading to the destruction of the One Ring, in an exciting and action filled film, highly acclaimed by all critics.

Zoom into this chess set to see the detail of the characters.

 

Lord of the Rings Chess Sets

Based on the Academy Award winning film Lord of the Rings, eBay offers a wide selection for anyone's budget.

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Chess or Checkers

Chess for my husband but checkers for me. I need a game that moves faster.

Which game would you prefer to play?

Chess

Chess

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    • Edith Rose 4 years ago from Canada

      Chess

    • eightieschild 4 years ago

      Definitely chess, would love to have this LOTR set as well, if I could afford it. :)

    • markadamdouglass 4 years ago

      Definitely Chess. I love the complex decision making involved

    • flycatcherrr 5 years ago

      I never really got into checkers.

    • Close2Art LM 5 years ago

      Chess is more of a challenge

    • punkgrinder 5 years ago

      Chess, if you want to flex your mind muscles.

    • Donnette Davis 5 years ago from South Africa

      Chess - absolutely

    • whoisbid lm 5 years ago

      Most definitely chess but if it is with a young child I think that checkers is a better start

    • StellaSingles 5 years ago

      Depends on how much I want to think. I do enjoy Chess more though

    • rewards4life info 5 years ago

      Chess most definitely, I was in the chess club at school. It's a fantastic game of skill and an important game to learn.

    • roysumit 7 years ago

      I used to play chess in the past, not in my past life of course. Now, I can't squeeze out the time to play chess, though I appreciate it's a game of skill and patience. I admire those world class players who can contemplate their 24th. or 25th. move just after the 1st. move. I can never even foresee myself thinking of the 2 end. move after the 1st. move. That's why i gave up the idea of competing in a world championship meet.

    • Deb Kingsbury 7 years ago from Flagstaff, Arizona

      I've only played chess once, actually (and I don't really remember how to play), but I'd definitely prefer chess to checkers. I like a really challenging, thinking ahead type of game. I know there's some element of that to Checkers, but it's a little too simple for my game taste.

    • Barbara Radisavljevic 7 years ago from Templeton, CA

      My husband loves chess and Tolkien's Trilogy. All he needs is someone to play with. He doesn't have any chess-playing friends since we moved here. I Prefer chess, but don't play well. I'm no match for my husband. This is a great gift idea.

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      • Stephanie 4 years ago from Canada

        Checkers because I"m lousy at chess...but I'd rather have the chess set.

      • CruiseReady 5 years ago from East Central Florida

        I never learned chess, so I guess I would have to say checkers

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          Leanne Chesser 7 years ago

          I love chess. I never would have thought to get a Lord of the Rings Chess Set but is it ever incredible. I love that it has a map of Middle-earth!

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          Patricia 7 years ago

          Those are cool sets!

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          JoyfulPamela2 7 years ago from Pennsylvania, USA

          Wow, Sandy! What beautiful chess pieces!

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          anonymous 7 years ago

          Very cool Chess set for Lord of the Rings fans.

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          Nancy Tate Hellams 7 years ago from Pendleton, SC

          Wow, this Lord of the Rings Chess Set is amazing. I sure hope you sell a lot of them.

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          Deb Kingsbury 7 years ago from Flagstaff, Arizona

          That's one really neat chess set, Sandy. I think they're works of art.

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          momto4 lm 7 years ago

          Gorgeous Chess set! My husband tried to teach me how to play chess once. We just never seem to have time to sit down and play. Great lens!

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          roysumit 7 years ago

          Great lens. I would love to have a chess board like this, such a gorgeous board!

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          roysumit 7 years ago

          Great lens. I would love to have a board like this, such a gorgeous board.

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          anonymous 7 years ago

          Great lens 5* this one

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          Lisa 7 years ago from Rhode Island

          amazing chess set great lens

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          andreaberrios lm 7 years ago

          Very cool! Love Lord of the Rings... this chess set is beautiful!

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          milleniumfan 7 years ago

          What an amazing lens. I'm a big fan of Lord of the Rings (especially the movies!) 5 stars and favorited!

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          StellaSingles 5 years ago

          amazing craftsmanship on the pieces, I like these.

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          anonymous 5 years ago

          This is a Very Cool Idea, "Lord of the Rings" is Still Very Popular!!

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          anonymous 5 years ago

          Great chess set and great lens! Thanks for this!

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          whoisbid lm 5 years ago

          It is nice to see your work. This is the first day I have known you

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          Donnette Davis 5 years ago from South Africa

          lovely pieces!

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          Jan-Sebastian-Sreckar 5 years ago

          Great chess set, very unique. It can be also a lovely gift for someone you like.

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          jessicahoward 5 years ago

          amazing chess set...........Thank you for sharing

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          DuaneJ 5 years ago

          I like chess and this product looks brilliant...

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          bangcool 5 years ago

          awesome, my father will be very happy with this chess set

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          cbessa 5 years ago

          What a beautiful and nerdy chess set! I must have it! :-)

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          CruiseReady 5 years ago from East Central Florida

          My grandson would love this chess set

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          anonymous 5 years ago

          OMG, what a beautiful chess set. I love Lord of the Rings, this is amazing! Blessed!

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          BEDDING-SETS 5 years ago

          Nice chess set. Lord of the Ring board games, who would have thunk it!

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          Close2Art LM 5 years ago

          I would love to get this for my seven year old, he's a challenge, I love the board...what a great set, blessed!!!...:)rob

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          JoshK47 5 years ago

          Gorgeous chess set - not to mention my undying love for all things Lord of the Rings!

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          squidshe 5 years ago

          Love Lord of the Rings, great gift idea!

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          anonymous 5 years ago

          Beautiful LotR chess set

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          Odille Rault 5 years ago from Gloucester

          Wow, that's gorgeous! I don't play very well - or very often - but I do love the different styles of chess sets you get. This is definitely one of my favourites! Blessed. :)

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          Inspired-Photography 5 years ago

          These are very cool!

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          TheGourmetCoffe 5 years ago

          Very cool. Lord of the Rings is one of our favorite movies, seen the trilogy many times, read the books many times.....always enjoy it. Nice lens!

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          flycatcherrr 5 years ago

          I'd love to collect novelty chess sets; I'm not much of a chess player, but fascinated in the sets as miniatures / artwork.

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          Mark Falco 5 years ago from Reno, Nevada

          That really is a beautiful chess set, made better still by being a LOTR themed set.

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          marsha32 4 years ago

          It must be a sign that the Lord of the Rings lenses keep jumping out to me. My husband is a true Lord of the Rings fan. It would be awesome for him to have this and for us to have a great place to display it.

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          SusanneB 3 years ago

          Nice lens!!

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          Sandy Mertens 3 years ago from Frozen Tundra

          @SusanneB: Thanks.

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          Susie Lehto 9 months ago from Minnesota

          I'm not a chess player, but I would love give these sets as gifts to people who do play. They would be nice to have on display.

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          Sandy Mertens 9 months ago from Frozen Tundra

          colorfulone They would be nice gifts.

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