LEGO Traditional Chess Set (40719) Officially Revealed

2nd May 2024

LEGO Traditional Chess Set
LEGO Traditional Chess Set back of box

Set number: 40719

Price: £64.99 / $74.99 / €74.99

Pieces: 743

Available: 1 June 2024

Where to buy?: View at the LEGO® Shop now!

Board game lovers can rejoice, as LEGO have unexpectedly revealed the 40719 Traditional Chess Set. While I love many of the themed chess sets LEGO have given us over the years (mainly as a source of minifigures), it's refreshing to get a brick-based chess set you'd actually want to use for playing the game.

The colour scheme looks fantastic, and with the board coming in at 30cm x 30cm, it's also a comfortable size to use and display. And if you don't mind rebuilding it every time you travel, it's also highly portable!

LEGO Traditional Chess Set

The set consists of 743 pieces, some of which are counters for playing draughts / checkers. For that you'll pay £64.99 / $74.99 / €74.99, so it's definitely not the cheapest chess set you're ever going to buy, but as LEGO goes this set is ok value for money.

In summary, nice job LEGO.

If you want to keep track of all other LEGO sets rumoured or known to be releasing this year, you can check out our 2024 sets tracker.

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Posted by Graham on 2nd May 2024

Graham is a passionate LEGO collector, who has a penchant for the Castle, Pirates, and Western themes. You can usually find him monitoring the latest developments and giving his opinion on what's hot and not in the LEGO world.