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The Project I have been working on subconsciously for years, which I mentioned in my previous post is now finished.

--- The Hyper Surreal Fractalic Mystical Chess set - My Masterpieces ---

The full set is a play in 7 acts about humanity, the evolution and the quest for knowledge through enlightenment and superfluity until the day when mankind finally became the plague of the planet.

A chess set immensely more surreal than Max Ernsts, Marcel Duchamps and Dalís sets.

Chess was made to be played with pieces of pure fractal mathematics, I now know that!


Fractal Chess Set - 3D printed - The Surreal Game by MANDELWERK


Surreal Fractal Chess Set -Masterpieces- The King by MANDELWERK
The King
- Louis XIV as the Gardens of Versailles -

Surreal Chess Set - My Masterpieces - The Queen by MANDELWERK

The Queen
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Maria Theresa while wearing The Hall of Mirrors -

Surreal Chess Set - My Masterpieces - The Bishops by MANDELWERK
The Bishops
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Tycho Brahes Cosmological Cranium -


Surreal Chess Set - My Masterpieces - the Knight by MANDELWERK
The Knight
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The Tumorous Horse -


Surreal Chess Set - My Masterpieces - the Rook by MANDELWERK
The Rook
- Mysterium Cosmographicum Fractalium - The tower of Kepler -


Surreal Chess Set - My Masterpieces - The Pawn by MANDELWERK
The Pawn
- The infinitely replicating slugs of ignorance - Pawn of Slugs -


Surreal Fractal 3D printed Chess - The SET - IRL by MANDELWERK

The SET - At home at last...

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All the pieces can be ordered here: www.shapeways.com/shops/mandel…

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- THE SET IS NOW COMPLETE -
The board is still under construction...


A big thanks to the beautiful minds, the mathematicians who made up all the 3D fractal formulas I have used for this set. Karl Menger, Bernhard Riemann, (and msltoe), Doug Bristor, Tom Lowe, Daniel White, Paul Nylander …and many many others.
And of course Jesse and Luca G for providing the tools to transform the formulas into real world objects!

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GeaAusten Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2018  Professional General Artist
incredible !
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MANDELWERK Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2018
Thank you once again Gea!
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GeaAusten Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2018  Professional General Artist
Hug 
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A-D-McGowan Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2018  Professional General Artist
Awesome!
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MANDELWERK Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2018
Thank you!
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A-D-McGowan Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2018  Professional General Artist
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TangledWorld Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I am speechless!!!!!!!! this is amazing! great work!!! I am in love with game ! 
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MANDELWERK Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2015
:) Thank you Milica, glad you hear you like it, your works looks amazing too!
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TangledWorld Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thank you!:)
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MANDELWERK Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2015
You're welcome :)
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Mamasingsblues Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful!!Pssst 
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MANDELWERK Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2015
Thank you Mandy!
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WizardEyesVisuals Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Up above the level up above! This really hits the spot. It is obvious much work went into this and you have executed each step very well.
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MANDELWERK Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2015
You are right about that. Thank you very much Brian!
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AKS9 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
so damn awesome
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MANDELWERK Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2015
:) Thank you Andrew!
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AsymptoticWay Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I know I said it already but let me tell you once again, this thing is absolutely amazing. Nobody plays chess in my family, and we also have already an old chess set at home (and none of us ever used it lol) - but if things were different and/or if had enough money, I would definitely buy this. Many congrats for completing your set and good luck in selling it! Awesome awesome job! :heart:
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MANDELWERK Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2015
:heart: Thank you very much again Kia, glad you enjoy it as much as I do.
Even if you will not use this set you should play a game with that old set of yours...
There is no better game ;)
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AsymptoticWay Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I remember I tried to play once with my grandpa when I was little, but I got bored quite fast lol... :D maybe you're right, I should give it another chance though ;)
You're very welcome!!
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AliceEsther Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015
Art and Maths... such an unexpected outcome. The fact that they are 3Dfractal formulas, as well as the story they tell, is what makes this set really special. I am in love with it, and interested into buying it, therefore I have a  question at the moment: how much do the pieces weight on averege? Thank you in advance for your answer.   
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MANDELWERK Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2015
Hello Alice, I just weighed the pieces, and here is the result.

Pawn: 11g
Rook: 37g
Knight: 37g
Bishop: 30g
Queen: 27g
King: 44g

Regards
Johan
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AliceEsther Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2015
Thank you for your time and sorry for the bother of having to weigh them. We will keep in touch for furter information.
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MANDELWERK Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2015
No problem, it is interesting for all my customers to know, I will put the figures up at Shapeways.
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MANDELWERK Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015
Glad you like it so much Alice, also glad you see the connections wich makes this set very unique.
I understand that the weight is very important, it was important for me too when I designed it.
I have not weighed them because I know how they feel but I will do that for you, I will give you an answer tomorrow.
Thank you for your interest!
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isider Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2015
awesoooome!!!!I am a dummy! :happybounce: Hug Clap Heart 
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MANDELWERK Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2015
:) Thank you once more Isa! :bow:
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isider Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2015
you're very welcome,dearest! Heart by Digithalie Bottle by Digithalie
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SuicideBySafetyPin Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:worship: just amazing!!!!
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MANDELWERK Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2015
Thank you Light! :phew:
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AureliusCat Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2015
What a fantastic accomplishment Johan!  All the pieces look amazing, much congrats!! :clap:
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MANDELWERK Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2015
Thank you Mark, it has been quite a journey... :phew:
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AsymptoticWay Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Congrats! It's really amazing! Can't explain how much I love this thing, just WOW :heart:
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MANDELWERK Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015
Thank you very much Kia.
It makes me really glad to hear you also feel so much for it! :heart:
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AsymptoticWay Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're very welcome :hug: keep up the great job!
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Ace60 Featured By Owner Edited Jan 27, 2015
stunning work The King will be fabulous as well, hope you sell a million sets :)
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MANDELWERK Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015
The king has come... ;)
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Ace60 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015
i saw He is  fabulous
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MANDELWERK Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015
That would be needed to keep up with the costs :)
Thank you Angel!
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isider Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015
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MANDELWERK Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015
:bow:
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isider Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015
Hug 
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krigl Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2015
Best chess set ever.... marvellous!
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MANDELWERK Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2015
Thank you Krigl!
I will probably release the bishops later today...
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krigl Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015
And now...RELEASE THE BISHOPS!

NO. Not the BISHOPS!

Yesss... the bishopsss....

NOOOooooooo....
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MANDELWERK Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015
NOW!!!
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MANDELWERK Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015
Sooooon... Very soon! ;)
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Mayeaux Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Congratulations on your achievement!
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MANDELWERK Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2015
Thank you Isaac!
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Mayeaux Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome, Johann!
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catelee2u Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
oooh very sexy!!
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