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Organic Chess Set

Creation's quality: 5.0/5 (3 votes)
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3D model description

I have scaled the files to fit a 12"x12" board (see dimensions below). Some users report that the weight is low when printed at the original scale. I have started printing a set at 120% height and 140% X&Y and find that these proportions have a very satisfying look and weight.

The pieces can be scaled up or down as needed. The black and white individual pieces shown in the photos are printed at 200% scale. Enlarging the pieces brings out detail but significantly increases print time.

This chess set draws inspiration from classical Staunton style pieces but redesigned into forms that can only be rendered through 3-d printing.

This set includes the most current iteration of the queen. This model incorporates printability and aesthetic improvements over the one shown in the group photos.

Even if you don't have time or filament to prints full set, the pieces have overhangs and other features that make for great bench tests.

Please remember to "Like" and if you print a set or even individual pieces please post photos of your prints.

Enjoy and keep your filament dry.

Size of Pieces Standard (Medium Set)
Height Metric Inches
Pawn 41mm 1.6"
Bishop 60mm 2.3"
Knight 50mm 2.0"
Queen 70mm 2.8"
Rook 50mm 2.0"
King 71mm 2.8"

Joel the 3d Printing nerd recently featured this chess set in a video. Check out his video for a cool approach to making a chess board with the assist of a laser cutter.

3D printer file information

  • 3D design format: STL Folder details Close
    • Bishop_2018.stl
    • KING-Scaled.stl
    • KNIGHT_360_BL-SW_Fix5c.stl
    • Pawn_Big_Head_r2.stl
    • Q2019.stl
    • Rook_Mod_2017-1.stl

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  • Last update: 2020/11/30 at 07:17
  • Publication date: 2020/11/25 at 14:33





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Christopher Gizzi (NTX9 Design) is an Architect by profession.. Since his days as a CAD designer, Chris has been passionate about design and fabrication of 3D objects for function, entertainment and art.

Chris is known for the Organic Chess set. Now on display on in the George E. Muehleck, Jr. Gallery of International Chess Sets at the Maryhill museum, in Maryhill Washington.

In May of 2019, the chess set was featured on the YouTube channel '3d Printing Nerd'.

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