Chess is the game of champions. While this chess set may not be the absolutely best teaching tool for the game, it works great as a design showcase. Each piece is composed of letters spelling out the piece’s name. This chess set design is actually available via Shapeways as a 3D printed object, so you can get it in your choice of plastics or metals.
Soyan 3D Printing Pen for Doodling, Art & Craft Making, 3D Modeling and Education, Comes with 30 Grams 1.75mm ABS Filament (Blue)
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