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This Beautiful Chess Set Is Sending The Internet Crazy Right Now

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This Beautiful Chess Set Is Sending The Internet Crazy Right Now

This New York City Skyline Chess set might just be the coolest product you'll see all year.

Created by two London based visionary architects, Chris and Ian. They take iconic architecture from around the world and re-imagine it as pieces on a chessboard, allowing you to play with your favourite cities and pit them against one another.

Their latest set (following on from the London edition) is inspired from New York’s world-renowned architecture and transformed it into carefully crafted and beautifully detailed chess pieces.

In among the set are some of the Big Apple’s most iconic buildings, with One World Trade Centre as the King and the Empire State Building as the Queen.

Capturing the essence of the early 1900’s construction boom and growth of high rise in the city, the Chrysler building and the Flatiron building play the Bishop and Knight respectively.

The spiralling, sculptural form of the Guggenheim museum plays the Rook and iconic brownstone houses typical of the lower East side are castas the pawns.

They've recently launched a Kickstarter project to raise $13,000 to help finalise the prototyping, packaging and start the first production run of the NYC edition.

Make sure you jump on it quick to lock in some sweet upgrades and bonus packs - they won't last long!

Via Kickstarter

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