Here's a rendering of the chess pawn I designed. I've also built all the other usual Chess piece types out of LEGO bricks, as well as a few variant pieces, such as the Archbishop and Chancellor from Capablanca Chess, and the Chameleon from Ultima. All of my chess variant pieces are designed to use only the simplest and most common LEGO pieces, such as what you get in the Big Blue Tub. They are also designed to be small enough to be playable on a regular chessboard, and to be affordable to make. These last two features distinguish my pieces from all the other LEGO chess sets I've seen, some of which have king heights in the neighborhood of 18 inches, to judge from photos.
I'll upload more piece images later as I get the chance to render them.
I don't expect this utter absence of connectivity to change in the near future or even geological time, but if it does, I'll let you know