We admire designers who really love their work and come up with some exciting stuff every now and then, thanks to their creative grey matter. The design we're talking about here is Joseph Larson, who ended up winning the chess set design competition conducted jointly by MakerBot and Tinkercad for his Action #Chess. In case you're wondering about its unique name we would like to inform you it was compulsory for the participants to add #Chess post heir model name. Well! we look at it and would say it not just chess anymore, it is war.
You must have seen cars and trucks turning into "Transformers" in seconds and this seems to be like the inspiration for Joseph. He used Tinkercad (a CAD tool, in case you didn't focus on the last three characters in the name) to design the knights, bishops, pawns and other pieces in a way that when you're too bored to play chess you can integrate these pieces to turn them into a "Optimus Prime" or "Voltron." Joseph is going to take home a brand new Makerbot replicator as the prize.
We hope he'll be happy enough with the prize that would give him a chance to convert his design into a real chess set. For the rest of you who would love to buy one and inform others who are interested (in case he decides to mass produce these).