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Ultimate Ego Chess

make chess pieces out of 3D scans of yourself
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I have a friend who got a one foot tall 3D replica of himself produced via a scan made in a main street shop outlet. It's quite startling in its detail and realism.

Now that it's possible to get this type of full colour miniature figure made of yourself via rapid prototype output, a number of new possibilities become achievable, albeit for a fair amount of financial outlay.

One of these possibilities is the creation of a customised chess set that features yourself in the guise of at least one of the characters, and even all of them if desired.

Not only could you be the King, but in different garments would feature as the Queen, Bishops, Knights, Rooks and Pawns, in both white and black versions to play against your alter ego. You could pose with props and assume various facial and limb gestures when getting the scans made, and if you ever became famous or notorious for some reason, the resulting chess set would become a valuable collector's item.

xenzag, Aug 15 2019

Mini-figures http://mini-you.co.uk/mini-you-2/
one of many businesses making these figures - a complete chess set would be expensive [xenzag, Aug 20 2019]

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       I'll take the first Halfbakery Players set, complete with The Cube and Buchanan Estates' models for castles. [+]
Sgt Teacup, Aug 15 2019
  

       [Jutta] will be Queen - the most powerful piece on the board.
8th of 7, Aug 15 2019
  

       All the pawns will be [8th of 7].
neutrinos_shadow, Aug 15 2019
  

       //Buchanan Estates' models for castles. // A kind thought, but I don't think we'd fit on one square.
MaxwellBuchanan, Aug 15 2019
  

       Good you vs evil you might be an interesting touch. Horns, halos, facial expressions etc.
doctorremulac3, Aug 15 2019
  

       I'll be the clock
Voice, Aug 17 2019
  

       Ooh a halfbakery chess set... croissants and fishbones for either the rooks or pawns.
RayfordSteele, Aug 18 2019
  

       I wonder which pawn has the highest probability of transcendence? It would have the biggest ego.
wjt, Aug 20 2019
  

       /pawns/ sp: prawns (you know, to go with the fishbones)
Sgt Teacup, Aug 20 2019
  
      
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