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MegaChess Giant Plastic Chess Set Assembly Guide

 

Giant Plastic Chess Set Assembly Instructions and Care Guide

Everything you will need to know about your MegaChess Giant Plastic Chess Sets. For the MegaChess MP25, MP25LED, MP37 and MP49 Chess Sets

 

What You’ll Find In This Guide

 

Thank You! 2

What you should expect when you receive. 2

your MegaChess Giant Chess Set 2

Assembling Your MegaChess. 4

Giant Plastic Chess Set 4

Care And Maintenance Of Your 6

MegaChess Giant Plastic Chess Set 6

Storing Your MegaChess Giant Plastic Chess Set 7

MegaChess Giant Chess Set Accessories. 8

MegaChess Custom Service. 9

 

 

Thank You!

 

Thank you for purchasing a MegaChess Giant Plastic Chess Set. The following guide will assist you in a number of ways.

·       You’ll be able to confirm you received the correct number of boxes and the content of each box in your order.

·       We’ll provide you with instructions and suggestions on the easiest way to assemble your chess set.

·       We’ll recommend ways to care for your chess set so it provides you with a lifetime of enjoyment.

What you should expect when you receive

your MegaChess Giant Chess Set

 

We manufacture and distribute four versions of our Giant Plastic Chess Pieces

The MegaChess 25” Giant Plastic Chess Set ships in two large boxes. Each chess piece is made from two components – a base and a top. The boxes contain;

·       Box #1 contains 15 white and 15 black bases.

·       Box #2 contains 1 white and 1 black base and the 32 tops to the chess set.

 

 

 

The MegaChess LED 25” Giant Plastic Chess Set ships in two large boxes and one smaller box. Each chess piece is made from three components – a base and a top and an LED insert. The boxes contain;

·       Box #1 contains 15 white and 15 black bases

·       Box #2 contains 2 white bases and the 32 white tops to the chess set.

·       Box #3 contains 32 colored LED inserts.

 

 

 

 

 

The MegaChess 37” Giant Plastic Chess Set ships in three large boxes. Each chess piece is made from three components – a base, a 12” extension and a top. The boxes contain;

·       Box #1 contains 15 white and 15 black bases.

·       Box #2 contains 1 white and 1 black base and the 32 tops to the chess set.

·       Box #3 contains 32 twelve-inch extensions.

 

 

 

The MegaChess 49” Giant Plastic Chess Set ships in four large boxes. Each chess piece is made from four components – a base, two 12” extensions and a top. The boxes contain;

 

·       Box #1 contains 15 white and 15 black bases.

·       Box #2 contains 1 white and 1 black base and the 32 tops to the chess set.

·       Box #3 and #4 each contain 32 twelve-inch extensions.

 

 

 

 

Assembling Your MegaChess

Giant Plastic Chess Set

 

Before you assemble your chess set, you may want to consider if you want to add weight to the base of your chess set. The base of each chess piece is specifically designed to accommodate adding sand or water to the piece. We added the storage compartment to the base at the request of our customers, but for the vast majority of users, adding weight is not necessary.

The 25” and 37” MegaChess Giant Chess Sets stand perfectly without adding any weight. They can withstand brisk wind without needing any weight to be added. However, we have customers who put these sets on tops of mountains at ski resorts and in the constant Caribbean winds. For those customers we suggest adding up to one pound of sand. Please note that the base can help up to seven pounds of sand, but we strongly recommend starting with one pound and that is only after you are sure you need it. Once sand has been added to the base, it is very difficult to remove!

The beauty of our design is that the set only needs to be assembled once. After the initial assembly, the set is stored as a completed piece rather than as components.

Assembly of a 25” Plastic Chess Set should take between 10 seconds and 30 seconds. It should take longer than making the whole set last between 5 minutes and 16 minutes.

Components of a Chess Piece from each Giant Chess Set

The MegaChess 25” Giant Plastic Chess Set has two components for each chess piece that screw together to make a chess piece - a top that identifies the piece and a base.

The MegaChess LED 25” Giant Plastic Chess Set has three components for each chess piece that screw together to make a chess piece - a top that identifies the piece, a base and an LED insert that includes the light and battery that screws into the base.

The MegaChess 37” Giant Plastic Chess Set has three components for each chess piece that screw together to make a chess piece - a top that identifies the piece, a 12” insert that increases the height of the piece, and a base.

The MegaChess 49” Giant Plastic Chess Set has four components for each chess piece that screw together to make a chess piece - a top that identifies the piece, two 12” inserts that increases the height of the piece, and a base.

Assemble each chess piece as follows:

Pieces From the 25” Set

Pieces From the LED Set

Pieces From the 37” Set

Pieces From the 49” Set

 

 

When you have assembled all the pieces, they should look like this:

 

MP25

MP25LED

MP37

MP49

 

Care and Maintenance of Your

MegaChess Giant Plastic Chess Set

 

You have made a smart purchase. The MegaChess Giant Plastic Chess Sets are UV protected to prevent fading and have an added ingredient to prevent stains.

The sets are durable and designed for hard use. However, like anything, they can be broken. Use them to play chess, don’t abuse them and they will last a long time.

The sets can take extreme weather conditions. We have hundreds of sets in the heat and direct sun of Arizona, Las Vegas and the Middle East. Prolonged sun and heat are no problem. Likewise, the sets are great in the frigid conditions. We have them on the tops of mountains at the top ski resorts in Colorado, Utah and in Canada.

Cleaning Your Giant Chess Set

The MegaChess Giant Chess Sets have anti stain additives that prevent stains for sticky fingers, ice cream and any other substance from penetrating the surface of the chess piece. As a result, you shouldn’t have to do anything but occasionally wet wipe dust from the set. There is no need for any cleaning chemicals.

What is Abuse of a Giant Chess Set?

Your MegaChess Giant Chess Set will last quite a long time if it is used to play chess. We have sets that are still in active use after more than 10 years of use. But, like everything, you can’t abuse the set and have it last forever.

So, what is considered abuse? Have you ever seen a golfer mishit a shot and slam their club in frustration? That action isn’t part of playing golf and many times the clubs don’t survive. It’s the same with your giant chess pieces. If a child or adult slams their chess piece to the ground, it will damage the weakest part of the piece – the connecting joins.

Abuse to a chess piece is very obvious – there are two clean examples.

·       The piece has a physical indentation. The force needed to dent one of these pieces is enormous. An indentation is not caused by dropping the chess piece. An indentation is only caused by slamming the piece into the ground or into another object.

·       The joint separating between the components of the piece. Again, this is quite rare. It virtually never happens with the 25” sets but we see it a couple of times a year with the 37” and 49” tall sets. It is caused by someone grapping the top of the chess piece and slamming the base into the ground.

These sound pretty obvious, don’t they? Here is a video of various pieces being dropped. It won’t break them.

Storing Your MegaChess Giant Plastic Chess Set

 

Storing your chess set from the elements is not required to properly care for the chess set. You may need to or choose to store the set, but the sun, rain or snow will not affect the longevity of the chess set.

Store the set in their original boxes – many customers simply toss the chess piece back into the original shipping boxes for storing. There is no need to take the pieces apart when storing them in their boxes.

Storing the set in Storage Bags – we sell nylon storage bags where you can store your giant chess set.

·       The 25” Plastic Sets take 4 storage bags MegaChess Giant Storage Bags

·       The 37” Plastic Sets take 7 storage bags MegaChess Giant Storage Bags

·       The 49” Plastic Sets take 10 storage bags MegaChess Giant Storage Bags

Other Storage Approaches - we see some clever storage options for our giant chess set. Here are a couple of thoughts –

·       Marine Storage Lockers double as storage and as seating. They can be permanently attached to many surfaces, locked and left near the chess board. This is not an item we carry but this is an example of one that will work for you.

·       Storage Sheds can be used to protect the pieces from theft. Again not an item we carry, but it might work for your needs.

·       The cleverest approach we’ve encountered began with a community park in Cleveland who needed to store the chess pieces a long distance from the board. They purchased large single rolling recycling bins to store their chess pieces. The 25” set requires two bins and the 37” set requires three.

MegaChess Giant Chess Set Accessories

 

Replacement Giant Chess Pieces

There may come a point where you would like to add an accessory to your chess set. Should you need to replace a Giant Chess Piece, you can find a set of replacement pieces here.

 

Replacement Pieces for the MegaChess 25” Plastic Giant Chess Set

Replacement Pieces for the MegaChess 37” Plastic Giant Chess Set

Replacement Pieces for the MegaChess 49” Plastic Giant Chess Set 

 

Three-Year Parts Replacement Plan

 As we mentioned, the MegaChess Giant Plastic Chess Sets are very durable. However, some organizations on a fixed budget can’t count on having funds available in future years if a chess pieces goes missing. We have developed a three-year parts replacement plan that ships you up to 10 pieces over three years. You can learn more at the links below.

Three-Year Parts Replacement Plan for the MegaChess 25” Plastic Giant Chess Set

Three-Year Parts Replacement Plan for the MegaChess 25” Plastic Giant Chess Set

Three-Year Parts Replacement Plan for the MegaChess 25” Plastic Giant Chess Set

Giant Plastic Checkers

 Checkers can be a great addition to your giant chess set. We offer a set of 10” Plastic Giant Checkers that match the diameter of the giant chess sets.

Giant Chess Boards

Sometimes your needs for a giant chess board change and we have boards that will work for you.

If you want a semi permanent board, here are the board with 12” – 14” Squares that might work best for you.

If you want an board with an 18” square, you can find them here. Or if you want the largest boards we make, you can find them here.

Make Your Giant Chess Set Even Taller

Wishing you purchased a taller Giant Chess Set? No worries. Take a look at the 12” extensions that grow your set by 12 inches.

Other Outdoor and Giant Games

MegaChess and our sister company LawnGames, offer dozens of additional outdoor games that can bring hours of entertainment to you, your family, friends, guest and colleagues.

MegaChess Custom Service

 

As a family owned business, we are very proud of our small but growing company. We’ve been successful because we do everything we can to make sure you are happy. If you need to reach us, you can;

Call us at 855-634-2055 or email us at info@megachess.com.

Our hours are from 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Central Time but we are always available by email. We’d love to hear from you!

Easy Returns

As you know, we sell very large products that are quite expensive to ship. We go to great lengths to with our photographs and detailed product listing, to make sure you know what you are buying. You can read more about our Return Policy by clicking on the link.