Before I review the set I would like to mention the great service and communication that I received . These people care about their customers and I would definitely advise those earlier reviewers who have received faulty pieces such as the dark imperfections on the whites to request an exchange of the specific affected items. I feel sure that the company would replace them.
Now to the actual set. What’s not to like, okay some don’t like plastic in the first place whereas I actually prefer it to play with. I also keep this set out on the table most of the time and find it pleasing to look at. I’m not qualified to evaluate the quality of the plastic except to say that it feels very dense and durable.
With regard to the weight of the pieces, the weight is spot on for me. They feel good to move( I’m a lifter, not a slider ) perhaps because I often use one of my many silicone mats. My go to board is the folding vinyl one however.
The Staunton design which is a variation of the theme is designed for Blitz insofar as the pawns in particular are bulbous as are the Bishops which facilitates rapid handling when engaged in the frenzy of beating the flag.
Overall, I like the design but would have liked to see the substantial roundness of the Bishops design also carried over to the King and Queen whilst still obviously retaining their relevant height. Perhaps this would be too much to ask and difficult to create.
The quality of the moulding is very good. The seams are hardly noticeable and the product is well finished.
In conclusion I highly recommend this set both to the serious adult players and to their young prodigies who can drop the pieces all day long onto a vinyl or Silicone board without ill effect.
In conclusion, I highly recommend this set.