Monster Chess is a big fat "checkmate" to all other do-it-yourself chess sets. The incredible set took a team of 4 over a year to construct, using $30,000 worth of LEGO bricks. And it's even more impressive in action:

I was going to liken this to a real life version of Wizard's Chess from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, but I think somehow that would make this less cool. If you want to see the 156 square foot Monster Chess set in person, it'll be on site at Brickworld in Chicago next week. [Monster Chess via MAKE]