Product Idea

Pocket Chess

About the model

Always wanted to challenge someone to a game of chess on-the-go? But never had enough bag space for an entire board plus check pieces? Then look no further. Pocket Chess could bring you the fun of chess and comfort of easy storage all in one LEGO set.

This idea comes packed in a smooth, luxurious case, that fits right in your pocket. And because the case can be closed even when the pieces are set up, you can ‘save your game’ at any time. Pocket Chess – Play chess when- and wherever you want! May also double as a jewellery case ;)

 

Why I built it

I always wanted a physical LEGO chess board for on-the-go. While I felt it was relatively easy to design a mini chess board and pieces, the real challenge was to make it practical. It was tricky to make it so that the chess board could fit in the box whilst still making sure the box could be closed. Essentially I was building in two different directions.