My son and I combining passions. We've been wanting to do this for a while, and now that he has enough minifigs, it finally happened.
His theme: pirates!
My theme: Space, scifi, you know!
Our pawns. I originally choose castle but came to the horrible conclusion that I lack 1 merry man for my pawns to be complete. Lennaert lacks 1 pirate too, but I only have 1 so I borrowed him mine.
Our rooks. Manned.
Our knights. We agreed it had to be a creature in our theme.
Our bishops. Something with guns!
Our Queens. I love that pile of droids.
Our kings. Nothing new about King Darth getting cornered.
I love this idea. I, too, have a passion for chess but I would think this would be a little hard to memorize every single LEGO man or thing and it's counterpart piece. It makes my head spin just thinking about it.