Chess Set Transforms Into Mecha for the Ultimate Checkmate
By Joshua Schnell
Sometimes chess can get a little boring. I only have so much patience for opponents who spend what seems like forever pondering their next move. But thanks to Action #Chess, I will never be bored with chess again. That’s because with Action #Chess, your chess pieces can transform into a mech that can be used to wreak havoc on your opponent.
Action #Chess is a chess set designed by Joseph Larson that can be made with a 3D printer. It was the winner in a recent chess set design competition run by MakerBot Industries and Tinkercad. The pieces look like a conventional chess set at first glance, but they can be assembled to form mecha with knights for feet, bishops for hands, and the king as the head.