This listing is for a beautiful rare highly detailed Lord of the Rings chess set (Chess pieces only) designed back in the 1980's long before we had the Peter Jackson movies. .
This wonderfully carved chess set is a reproduction of on an old ornamental chess set inspired by the two beautifully animated movies of the late 1970's and early 1980's. It represents a golden age in Lord o the Rings art and culture and is absolutely a must for LOTR or Hobbit fans of all ages. I love the new movies but this chess harks back to a time when drawings and artists impressions were what we had to relate to outside of our own imagination. This collection of chess pieces is a thing of great beauty and is sure to be a talking point for any Lord of the Rings Fans out there.
This old reproduction chess set has been long out of commission and it is with great pleasure that in some small way we get to bring back this beautiful old school Lord of the Rings chess collection and experience a part of that nostalgia again.
The LOTR Chess pieces are incredibly sculptural, beautifully carved and carry a definite presence. The photographs really don't do this chess set justice. The chess pieces are so detailed and are a joy to make.
The LOTR figures are rendered in vintage metallic gold and silver antique effect and come complete with felt bottoms.
The tallest chess piece (The King) is aprox 7.5 cms and the pawns are aprox 5.5 cms/ The base of the king is aprox 3 cms.
The LOTR chess pieces are cold cast and if handled with care will last a lifetime but will break if dropped onto a tiled floor (for example) as most things will.
This listing is for the chess pieces only. Cold cast cork bottomed boards with custom colors will be available from our shop in the coming months.
As always if you would like the chess set in alternative colors, then simply drop us a quick message and we can take it from there.
At MourneStudios we are always happy to take custom orders
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My chess pieces are made from a polymer enhanced gypsum .
Unfortunately once an item has been dispatched I have little or no control over what happens on it's journey to you. All of my items are now sent with full tracking provided which will help with resolving any postal issues in the unlikely event that something goes wrong (delays, customs hold ups etc). I'm always happy to step in and help you resolve the issue.
Absolutely yes. Anything that is available from our shop can be combined in a way that suits your needs. I'm always happy to work with a customer so that they can get exactly the chess set that they want.
What you can expect from MourneStudios is to be updated every step of the way with the process of making, and dispatching etc. I will always be honest and give you realistic time frames for the completion of your purchase and will stay in touch throughout the whole process and beyond.
It is my personal goal to ensure that every customer is more than happy with both the art works that we offer and the level of service we provide.
My vision for MourneStudios is that I am able to grow my business into a long term venture offering a diverse and eclectic mixture of hand crafted works and in order to do that I will be going to extra mile for all of my customers.
Sometimes buying things online can lack the personal touch. When it comes to hand crafted artwork, I for one like to talk to the person who created the work that I am interested in buying.
Not everybody feels like that, but for those people who do, I am more than happy to arrange a whatsapp call or even a zoom video call to take any questions that you might have about anything from our shop.
It offers another level of reassurance to my customers and can sometimes help them to make more informed decisions about what they are buying.
So, if that is you, all you have to do is to send us a message and I will get back to you to arrange a time and date that suits you for the call.
Yes!! All chess pieces come with high quality felt bases as standard, However, not everybody wants their chess pieces with felt bases as it removes the sound of the piece touching the board, and if you would rather not have felt bases added we are more than happy to accommodate. If that's you, simply add a note at checkout to say that you would rather not have the bases and I shall make it so.
In most cases your order will be ready much sooner than that, however it depends on how many orders we are working on at that time.
3-4 weeks is the maximum time that an order should take but we do aim to have your order ready much sooner if it is at all possible.
If you need your order to be ready by a particular date and you drop us a message to let us know beforehand, we will do our best to accommodate you and will let you know before you place your order if that date is possible from our end of things.
Very well packed indeed. We want to you get your order in the condition that it leaves our studio. Each chess piece will be individually wrapped in bubble wrap and placed in a thick cardboard box with plenty of extra packing to ensure that it absorbs any bumps along the way.
If your order does not arrive in perfect condition we will replace any of the broken items at no cost to yourself (including postage and packing).
It is our goal here at MourneStudios to ensure that you are more than happy with your order and will do whatever we can to make sure that that happens.
Generally speaking the answer to that is yes, however at busier times such as Christmas etc we will make some of our more popular sets in preparation for Christmas postal times and things like that.
You absolutely can. If you have a custom request I will gladly work with you to source the colors and styles that you want. I really do want you to have the best customer experience you can with MourneStudios. We really are here to help.
Mar 11, 2021
Fantastic craftsmen ship and great support from Adam despite brexit playing havoc with delivery process. Highly recommended this seller.
Jan 4, 2021
What a wonderful chess set. Thank you for all your hard working on these. They look amazing.
Dec 21, 2020
Absolutely incredible! I wanted to find a special chess set for my boyfriend’s birthday and this turned out better than I imagined! Such great quality and shipping was speedy!! Adam was so helpful and responsive. I’d give them more stars if I could!
Dec 15, 2020
Got these as a gift for my LOTR-loving partner. Needless to say, he was absolutely THRILLED. Adam was quick and responsive and even let me know when he was finishing up making the last pieces. 10/10 would recommend to any chess playing fanboy or girl alike!