This set is soooo much more intimidating in the hand. Huge. Solid. You should be able to pass this set down four generations. The Solid "cap" of the bishop will fill your entire palm and I wear extra large gloves. Of course the stars of the show are the King and Queen. Very Unique interpretations. The cuffs beneath each piece harkens to a mechanical theme. Your really need 2.5 inch squares to show the set off well.