Studio Ghibli Chess Set for 3D Printing

This was one of my first projects with SUBD around 2020 it was an Anime inspired chess set to give to a friend. I modeled all the pieces in Rhino apart from the Ohm (pawn) which I started in rhino and some point I used the sculpt function in Blender with that one. It was really just a hobby project and in the end, I managed to print them all out. I’d like to say they were all really clean solids, most were but after printing a few I had to hack the Robot and Princess Mononoke up a little to get some pieces to a printable thickness so those models became pretty dense. If anyone wants the file or the STL to print their own Chess pieces let me know :slight_smile:


That princess mononoke is great, really amazing work

But I would say your king is the height of a rook and your rook is the height of a king :grin:

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Thanks alot @Artstep :pray:. Now that you have brought my attention to it I do agree with you on the heights. I was pretty focused on trying to keep them within the 50mmx50mm and chess square and sized relative to each other, that’s why Mononoke’s wolf and the Nekko bus are kind of up on their back legs to stop them from taking up 2 squares. If I ever revisit the models I’ll certainly try to change the heights.

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Here’s a couple of the Mononoke Print - The printer was an Elegoo Saturn


Haha yeah, don’t worry it’s not really a criticism - I only say it because I know the pain of getting bogged down in the details of chess pieces :grin:

Hi. I would love to get the STL files for this chess set. I would like to print the pieces for my husband who is a HUGE Ghibli fan. Please let me know where I can download them. Thanks.

Hi Keren, They are not generally available for sale or download but if they are for a fellow fan I can email them to you. Send me a personal message with your email and I’ll transfer them to you :slight_smile: Cheers

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Hi Tyler! This is such amazing work! I know it’s been a while since you posted, but I also would really love to get the files for this, if possible, so that I could print it for my bf - we are both huge Ghibli fans (I’ve even been to the Ghibli Museum, back when I was teaching English in Japan), and he’s also a chess player (I’m not, haha) and has dreamed of having a Ghibli chess set in particular! Let me know - thanks so much!

Hiya no worries just private message me your email and I’ll send you the file

Hi Tyler! Love this so much, sent you a private message! :slight_smile:

Oh my goodness! I just got a 3D printer and I would diiiiie to print even just one of these pieces!! Thank you so much for creating this masterpiece!!!