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.
I have scaled the files to fit a 12"x12" board (see dimensions below). They can be scaled up or down as needed. The black and white individual pieces are printed at 200% scale. Enlarging the pieces brings out detail but significantly increases print time.
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.
If you print a set or even individual pieces please post photos. 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.
Looks great in Silk PLA
The only supports needed are already built into the design of the king.
I prefer to print with 3x permiters and about 50% infill.
Some of the pieces have a tendency to curl at the top of the spiral section and may catch on the extruder. This may be mitigated through tuning your cooling.
I have seen people print an entire color in one pass but be aware that there is a risk of damaging the whole set if one piece breaks loose. I don't like wasting time or plastic so I rarely print more than 4 - 8 small pieces at a time.
Large pieces I may print in pairs or as single items.