Everybody needs a chess set. And if you’re going to have a chess set, it might as well be a fun chess set, like MakerBot’s Dragons of Glastonbury chess set. That way, if you get bored playing chess, you can always just stage a huge medieval battle in your living room.
This whimsical 3D-printed ensemble comes with such fun characters as Rolf the Wizard and Barda the Jester, though Gregorian the Dragon is clearly the coolest one on the board. Being a MakerBot creation, the Dragons of Glastonbury chess set is actually just a set of CAD files that you feed into your 3D printer. The file for each figurine costs just $US1 or you can buy the full series of 12 figures for $US10, and just swap out the colour for the second set. You can also pick up the files for the castle-shaped board, which is arguably the coolest part, for $US10.
Of course, the coolest thing about a 3D-printed chess set is that you never have to worry about losing a piece again. Just print a new one! [MakerBot]