Original DIY chess pieces made of screws, nuts and bolts

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Create your own unique chess pieces yourself

During one of our researches on the internet we came across this DIY project for chess pieces. The idea comes from Brazil. A group of architecture students from Sao Paulo wanted to create something new from used metal parts. So this sustainable chess game project was born.

They have collected screws, nuts and bolts, creating cool chess pieces. The chessboard is made of sheet metal and the figures themselves are colored with color spray - in silver and brass. Peasants, runners, knights, towers, kings and queens look perfect. The whole ensemble has a specific, mechanical look and at the same time looks stylish and robust. Playing with it can be a unique pleasure. It is a creative example of how to create complicated compositions or objects with simple materials. In this case, the parts are simply screwed or glued together. If you take a closer look at the chess pieces, you can see it more closely. With a little hand skill and the necessary dose of patience, you will certainly be able to create such a DIY chess game for yourself. Maybe the old, conventional chess pieces have become too boring for you or you just feel like something new. Be up and running and try it once! Of course you can also improvise and arrange the parts differently than shown here. There is no such thing as a must. Design your chess pieces to your taste.

Below you can also find other imaginative examples of extraordinary chess games. It worked with different materials - wood, aluminum, brass, cardboard and gemstones. Take a look at everything. Which are your favorites?

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Farmer, tower and knight in silver

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Runner, jumper, tower and farmer in brass

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Designer Austin Cox for Alcoa

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Japanese chess pieces made of filigree carved wood

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Three-dimensional figures made of cardboard in black and white

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Magnificent creations of malachite

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Minimalist tube figures made of chrome and titanium

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Robust cylinder chess pieces made of bolts

Chess figures metal cylinder bolt

Magnificent medieval brass figures by Italfama

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Wiggling chess pieces made of fine wood and aluminum

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Stable in the mechanical look

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Back to nature - simple and quaint

Chess figures chess game natural wood

Sprinkle bolts and nuts with white paint

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