Elantris Chess Set
This page contains photos of my Elantris-themed chess set, based on the novel Elantris by Brandon Sanderson. Elantris was Sanderson's first published novel, and it is part of his Cosmere universe. His official introduction to the novel can be found here, along with sample chapters, annotations, deleted scenes, and various other supplemental information.
Spoiler warning: one could possibly infer significant spoilers for the book from the album.
You can view the files either through the gallery below or the individual image links just below the gallery. Below that, I have included a discussion of the build and some of the customization involved, followed by copyright and use information. If you're on mobile, the menus are at the bottom of the page.
Individual image links
- Elantris lego chess set
- Pre-Reod Elantris
- Post-Reod Elantris
- Board, showing Aon Rao
- Ial, Eon, Ala, Ene, Rao, Omi, Mai, Reo
- Aon, Ien, Ashe, Opa, Edo, Ata, Ido, Ela
- Rii, Dio, Tae, Daa, Shao, Ire, Deo, Iad
- Ati, Aha, Kai, Sea, Dao, Eshe, Mea, Ato
- White (Devotion) pieces
- Black (Dominion) pieces
- White pawns
- White rooks
- White knights
- White bishops
- White queen and king
- Black pawns
- Black rooks
- Black knights
- Black bishops
- Black queen and king
About this build
Most of the custom printing was done with waterslide decals, which are cheap and relatively easy to work with. I also had a some of the minifigure parts custom-printed by Bricksanity. I prefer printing to decals whenever the printing is lighter than the underlying part. In total, this build uses 53 decals and 19 custom prints. I've posted the image files for the custom printed minifigures on my decal and print design page.
The only non-official lego elements in this build are the shoulder pauldrons (and neck armor used to attach them); these are from BrickForge, which is coincidentally based near Dayton, OH, like me.
The artwork on this page is copyright 2017 by Richard Martin. The source material is copyright by Dragonsteel Entertainment, LLC (Brandon Sanderson's company).
Feel free to download the images in this gallery and to use them for non-commercial purposes. If you wish to re-post them online, you may do so as long as you give me credit by either citing me (Rick Martin) as the artist, linking to this site, and/or linking to my Facebook page.
I am not affiliated with Brandon Sanderson or Dragonsteel Entertainment in any way. This page is in compliance with Brandon Sanderson's official policy on fan art.