Waylou points us to a few nice sets, including:

A $123,000 lacquered “urushi” set, part of an exhibition of urushi sets. (source, image is a sample set from the exhibition, not necessarily the one that costs $123,000) From Alexander Gelman, more about his Chess work on his site.

A non-working facsimile of The Millennium Falcon chess set (the lights flash and it plays a clip from the movie). (source)

Tobey Maguire will be playing Bobby Fischer in the upcoming movie about Fischer, Pawn Sacrifice. (source)

On a related topic, world champion Backgammon player Tim Holland passed away. (source and further info) After Backgammon fell from popularity, Holland moved to Bridge, which he played until the end of his life.