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PostPosted: Mon Aug 24, 2020 2:23 pm    Post subject: Great Birds Chess Pieces (Sebastian's Chess Set) Reply with quote

Just wanted to let you guys know that Hoyle's now has their Great Birds chess set back.

They just did the first 20 sets of a 100 set run Limited Edition Blade Runner run (brown Prop Accurate set, with wrens only, and a certificate of authenticity), and after that, they will be doing other sets with Wrens/kingfishers as pawns.

Here is a link to the set:

https://hoylesoxford.com/collections/chess/products/british-birds-chess-pieces?variant=31789980319813

If you have any trouble with ordering, just use their contact form to let them know you'd like a set.

Here is a history of the set:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1zy9joMTjy3KmSzqMbEmaI6IHuhVhoNhiMcCOT_O0Aoo/edit?fbclid=IwAR2mE7q9b3gvN05FDqhO0P3q7KA9R27QVyl1S94dFZyKs87sL0ILcjxMJns

I have worked with them to make this happen, I am getting a set, but I am not receiving monetary compensation.

If you want to know why the set is brown, you can read more here:

https://www.therpf.com/forums/threads/everything-about-sebastians-chess-set-in-one-place-plus-extras-you-have-never-seen.277142/

and

https://www.therpf.com/forums/threads/sebastians-chess-set-blade-runner-great-birds.332135/

This is an FYI post only...just so you don't miss out.

Thanks, guys.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 25, 2020 2:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i got number 7 in the limited run of the first 20.i already had a copy set in red/blackish colour.the type you can find on amazon.this set is no comparison.a lot bigger,heavier and the correct colour. thanks slash for your hard work. Cool
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 27, 2020 11:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

stussy wrote:
i got number 7 in the limited run of the first 20.i already had a copy set in red/blackish colour.the type you can find on amazon.this set is no comparison.a lot bigger,heavier and the correct colour. thanks slash for your hard work. Cool


My pleasure. It's a labor of love! I did this to just make sets available to the community. I wasn't paid. I got a set and a board.

Here is my unboxing video if you want to check it out, lol.

https://youtu.be/pe7wPL3upns
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 29, 2020 2:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A cool project - great to see your research manifest itself into these sets.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 30, 2020 7:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Simply amazing! Thanks for taking this on and bringing back to market.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 04, 2020 9:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Are the chess pieces weighted? I have Gordon Geckos version and he was going to produce another version in which would have proper weight for each piece. Curious, do you have his version to know if there is any difference?
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 04, 2020 1:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

the king/eagle weighs 180.4 grams.if that helps you.
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