Micro Planter Chess Set

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Micro Planter Chess Set by XYZWorkshop Sep 25, 2013
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This is XYZ Workshop's winning entry into the MyMiniFactory chess and Pen design competition.

The design is loosely based on a Bauhaus Style Chess set. We were interested in blending the simple strong geometric forms of the chess pieces with nature. The chess pieces allows nature lovers to integrate their favorite succulents or herbs into their game play.

Each Chess piece can be planted with specific herbs or succulents to give them a level of individuality and personality. This also allows the player to assign unique textures, colors and smell to the pieces. Use some Corsican Mint to bring some minty freshness into you game, or perhaps a series of hard wearing cacti if you don't have a green thumb.

We have also included a printable/portable chess board skin, measuring only 0.6mm thick. Printing four of these allows the player to turn any flat surface into their chessboard. Make this Green Chess set a feature in your garden, or bring the garden into your living room.

If you like our designs please follow us at http://www.facebook.com/xyzworkshop


Very simple to print with minimal supports required.

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Could you recommend some herbs/plants I could use from these? Preferably from amazon I guess

How are the planters for drainage? I noticed that they don't have holes in the bottom

I like this, but it's kind of hard to see which piece is which.

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Wow, you did such a fantastic job!!! I am totally not smart enough to come up with an idea like that. Bravo!

Totally insane. Love it.

wow! so cool! my mom loves plants and my dad loves chess!

Protip: Make sure your opponent has cacti in their planters...
Just kidding! This is seriously a wonderful design!

I am laughing out loud at this comment. Love the "pro tip"

This is an awesome idea.

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How cool is this......You can save the planet one chess set at a time. I love this concept in general.

Hi Thingiverse Community. Sorry to sound like a broken record but this is the final week for the competition. We are currently neck and neck for first place. Please help vote for us by downloading the free printable file from http://www.myminifactory.com/object/view/432/XYZ-Workshop-Kae-Woei-Limhttp://www.myminifactory.com/o...

thanks for liking my micro planter. Again if you love the design please help me out by voting for the piece in the competition by downloading the free 3d file from http://www.myminifactory.com/object/view/432/XYZ-Workshop-Kae-Woei-Limhttp://www.myminifactory.com/o...