Minecraft Chess Set

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Minecraft Chess Set by PotatoFi Sep 1, 2013



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I drew these Minecraft figures up in December 2012 to give some young Minecraft and chess fans for Christmas, and finally got around to fixing up the models for Thingiverse!

Mostly pixel-by-pixel representations of characters from the game Minecraft by Mojang, who owns them. A few very small modifications were made to reduce bridging, and feet were added to improve stability.

The theme for this set is Overworld Mobs. The same piece is used twice for the king and queen. To tell them apart, you can replace one of the Endermen heads with a Pumpkin head.

Print each team in one color if they will be used for playing chess. When scaled up 1.5, they make great toys for toddlers.


Most pieces are printed in two parts; the head snaps on to the body after printing. I decided that a little too tight was preferable to a little too loose. Place the head upside down on a hard surface, and firmly push the body down to snap it into place. Clean up with a knife as needed.

Print each team in one color if they will be used for playing chess.

When sized up 150 percent, the pieces make great toys for younger children.

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Hey, you chess pieces are being sold on eBay :).Hope you are getting royalties.

Thanks for pointing that out. Of course, I am not collecting royalties, but it gets tricky because the intellectual property belongs to Microsoft, not me. The fact that he ripped off the photos bothers me the most.

that is so cool! Maybe... the black side could be Monsters and the white side could be the Players. :)

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super coooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooool!

What about the pumpkin head? What is it used for?

The summary describes what the pumpkin head is for.

Also, what is the pumpkin head for?

The summary describes what the pumpkin head is for.

Use these to determine the king and what team the pices are on.


Chess Set Base And Crown

just wondering why there is a pumkin head ? I'm unsure what its supposed to be used for ?

Which enderman is the king? You could have put a crown on him at least!

Cool, but there is no way to distinguish whose side's pieces are whose.

He said print same color 4 one team and different 4 the other

Print each team in one solid color.

I wish I could play that oh and how would you know which of them was on each teem would you have to paint the top a colour each

Print each team in one solid color.

This IS AWSOME But 1 question how do you know whos is who when you play chess?

Print each team in one solid color.

i am new to 3D printing, i was wondering if you could tell me how to print different colors on the one piece.

When you are ready to switch colors:

Pause the print
Home X and Y
Remove the old filament
Load and prime new filament
Home X and Y again
Resume print

Thinking about how to keep the two sides part:

  • Perhaps two different sets, one for each side? I'm thinking perhaps one set could be monsters, and the other set could be steve and animals?

  • Or put the pieces on colored bases, so one set would be glued to white squares, the other to black squares (or whatever minecrafty colors you like).

Since all the pieces have a facing direction, you could tell which piece belongs to which side based on the direction they face. As long as the players are careful to keep their orientation.

My thoughts exactly. :)

You could put a crown on the king and queen to distinguish them. Then again, there's very little make clear why the skeleton should be the knight and the creeper the rook. Just sayin, not very chess like.

I think I have a fix for the King/Queen issue. Stay tuned...