The Rook(ie) of Pixipop Whimsical Chess Set (3d print STL)

Tired of the same old chess game? Rookie is here to shake things up! 🏰💣✨ This mischievous rebel is ready to unleash unpredictable energy on the chessboard.

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3D Print Your own Pixipop Custom Chess Set

And Enter a World of Whimsical Minimalism, Magic, and Collectible Fun

  • Mix & Match or Collect Them All: Each character STL file is sold separately, creating a modular system that lets you build the exact set you desire. Transform the bishop into a brilliant scientist or replace the rook with the mischievous Joker (yes, a card game chess set)! The possibilities are endless.
  • Minimalist with a Playful Twist: Each piece is designed with clean, geometric shapes, but don’t be fooled by the simplicity. This isn’t your average minimalist chess set – it’s full of warmth and magic.
  • Whimsical and Warm: Every character bursts with personality and charm, defying the typical coolness of minimalist design. Details like rounded edges, expressive faces, and playful poses bring a sense of wonder to the game.
  • Inspired by Japanese Pop Culture: It’s all part of the aesthetic we call “Pixipop,” inspired by the characters and worlds that many of us grew up with. Drawing from the enchanting worlds of Studio Ghibli, Pokémon, and other beloved anime, this chess set adds a layer of nostalgic whimsy to your chessboard.
  • Unleash the “Coup”: Master the daring “coup” mechanic for game-changing strategies in your 3D printed chess set. (Read about it in the FAQ). Or Invent your own unique gameplay variations and let your imagination run wild with your custom 3D printed chess pieces.
  • Designed for 3D Printing Enthusiasts: Our high-quality STL files bring this chess set to life, allowing you to hold the magic in your hands. Each character is exquisitely detailed and optimized for flawless 3D printing.

The Rookie, an unpredictable Rebel
Forced by the King to Walk in One Line

Rook(ie), a mischievous figure adorned in a wobbly castle-like contraption scrawled with graffiti-style war cries, is a force of unpredictable energy on the chessboard. Their disdain for being forced to walk in straight lines fuels their rebellious spirit, making their movements anything but predictable. Clutching a heart-adorned bomb (see full art toy for details), Rookie’s unorthodox approach to battle—a mix of calculated risks and wild abandon—often catches opponents off guard.

They share a deep bond with the pawns, often joining them in their daring escapades and tactical maneuvers. Though their methods may be unconventional, Rookie’s loyalty to the queen and their dedication to the cause of freedom is unwavering. They are a wildcard in the game, a chaotic force that can turn the tide of battle with a single, unpredictable move.

Rookie’s boisterous laughter and infectious energy are a welcome respite from the grim realities of war. They remind their comrades that even in the face of oppression, there is always room for joy and a touch of madness. The pawns are always amused by Rookie’s antics, the queen respects their dedication, while the king scoffs at their perceived foolishness. But Rookie, ever the rebel, doesn’t care what the king thinks. They know that their unique brand of chaos is essential to breaking free from the rigid rules that bind them.

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Q and A
Your Questions Answered

  • Q: Can I try before I buy?
    A: Absolutely! The pawn model is free, and all other pieces are sold separately, allowing you to create your perfect chess set.
  • Q: Are these chess pieces built to last?
    A: We’ve strived to create a chess set that’s both beautiful and durable. Through careful design and testing, we’ve thoughtfully reinforced areas prone to breaking, such as necks, trying to seamlessly integrate these enhancements into the character designs themselves.
    We believe these models will hold up well under regular use, even when printed with standard resin. But of course, if you want to be sure, use a tougher resin like ABS-like or flexible resin.
  • Q: Can I customize the chess set? What exactly make it Modular?
    A: Absolutely! One of the core ideas behind our chess set is the ability to create your own unique board. Each piece is sold separately, giving you the freedom to mix and match characters as you wish. Want a scientist inspired by Nikola Tesla as your bishop? Done. Prefer female pawns? No problem.
  • Q: Is there a twist? What “coup” mechanic?
    A: Of course there’s always a twist in the end. The customization doesn’t stop at character selection. We’ve also introduced a thrilling “coup” mechanic to shake up the game. Facing an inevitable checkmate? Overthrow the monarchy and turn the tides of battle! Sacrifice your king’s crown, bestow it upon a lowly pawn, and watch as they rise to become the new ruler. This daring move could be the key to a miraculous comeback!
  • Q: What file format are these models in?
    A: The models are in STL format, compatible with most 3D printing software and slicers.
  • Q: What type of 3D printing are these models best suited for?
    A: Primarily designed for resin 3D printing, but you can experiment with FDM printing, potentially with some scaling adjustments.
  • Q: Do I need a super expensive resin printer to print these models?
    A: Not at all! In fact, we use a 3D printer that costs less than $150 to print our own sets. Our models are designed to look great on any resin printer, as they have a more stylized, cartoony, minimalist aesthetic rather than intricate details. However, please prioritize safety when choosing and using a resin printer.
  • Q: Do I need to add supports when printing?
    A: Yes, these models require supports for optimal printing. However, we’ve included both unsupported and pre-supported files, giving you the flexibility to either use our recommended supports or add your own using your preferred slicer.
  • Q: Do the models include features for magnetic chess boards?
    A: Yes! The files include a version with slots for magnets, and we provide links to recommended magnet suppliers.
  • Q: What kind of resin do you recommend?
    A: We recommend a combination of white resin (link), black resin (link), or transparent resin (link) for the base colors of the pieces. We also offer a self-produced version with color-speckled details. If you’d like to achieve a similar effect, consider using green for rooks, yellow for knights, orange for queens, red for kings, and purple for pawns.
  • Q: What can I do with these files?
    A: These files are primarily intended for personal use, so 3D print them for yourself. You can also give them as a gift to a friend or family member and/or ask them to print them, or even use a third-party service. Remixing is allowed to a certain extent, as long as you provide attribution and ensure the work is sufficiently different. We’re not bad guys. Actually just a very small studio wanting to grow. We understand the 3D printing community values openness and open-source, but we also believe artists should be paid for their work and protect themselves. So no reselling, using for AI training, or re-uploading for free. These uses require a commercial license. Feel free to contact Pixili for more information.
  • Q: How much resin does 1 chess piece use?
    A: Each piece uses between 10-24ml of resin, depending on the model.
  • Q: What if I have questions about the files or printing process?
    A: Feel free to contact me anytime! I’m happy to help.
  • Q: What storage options do you recommend for the chess set?
    A: For convenient storage, we recommend a foldable chess board, which you can easily purchase on Amazon or at your local board game store. Use the closed chess board as a storage container to keep your pieces organized and protected when not in use.
  • Q: How can I stay updated on new designs and enhancements?
    A: Stay in the loop by following us on social media! Be the first to know about the latest news, updates, and enhancements to our chess set designs. Join our growing community of chess enthusiasts and unleash your creativity!

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