Blender Animations

Shallan and PatternThis page shows several videos using Blender, a 3D rendering program.  The videos all depict animations of virtual lego blocks.  Two of the videos feature The Stormlight Archive by Brandon Sanderson, and two feature Skyward by Brandon Sanderson.  All background music and sound effects in the videos are used with permission; typically they are from Pixabay, which distributes stock audio and imagery with a free license.

You can view the animations below.  Further below, I have included a discussion of the lego builds and some of the customization involved, followed by copyright and use information. If you're on mobile, the menus are at the bottom of the page.


The Assassin in White

This shows a scene from the prologue of The Way of Kings, book 1 of The Stormlight Archive. It features Szeth-son-son-Vallano, the assassin in white. Since it is so early in the book, I don't consider it to be a spoiler.


The Fall of Kaladin Stormblessed

This shows a scene from the early chapters of The Way of Kings, book 1 of The Stormlight Archive. It features Kaladin Stormblessed. I don;t consider it spoilery since it is from so early in the book.


Shallan and Pattern

This is an animation of a scene near the middle of The Way of Kings, book one of The Stormlight Archive.  I would not consider anything herein to be a spoiler.


Bridge Four: Chasm Training

This shows a scene from the middle of The Way of Kings, book 1 of The Stormlight Archive. It is a minor spoiler.


Shallan's first glimpse of Shadesmar

This shows a scene from the middle of The Way of Kings, book 1 of The Stormlight Archive. It features Shallan Davar. It is a minor spoiler.


Chasmfiend

This shows a chasmfiend from The Stormlight Archive running across the Shattered Plains.  It's not really a spoiler as it doesn't depict a particular scene from the books, just a particular creature.


Kaladin and Syl

This animation shows a scene from near the end of Words of Radiance, book two of The Stormlight Archive.  It is spoilerific; be warned.


Skyward: DDF Poco

I created this video to promote my DDF Poco set on Lego Ideas.  Please go vote to support it!  The video shows a Poco taking off from Alta Base.  No spoilers.


Skyward: M-Bot drone

This video features a certain cleaning drone that first appeared at the very end of Starsight.  No spoilers.


About these builds

Pattern's general symbol design is based on official artwork by Ben McSweeney, though the animation extrapolates that design based on the descriptions in the text.  The designs of Shallan and Jasnah's havahs are based on official artwork by Dan Dos Santos.  Kaladin's tattoos and uniform markings are based on official artwork by Isaac Stewart.  The Poco ship design and drone design are based on official artwork by Ben McSweeney.

Legal stuff

The artwork on this page is copyright 2022 by Richard Martin. The source material is copyright by Brandon Sanderson.  I am not affiliated with Brandon Sanderson or his publishers in any way.

Feel free to download the images on this page and to use them for non-commercial purposes. If you wish to re-post them online, you may do so as long as you give me credit by either citing me (Rick Martin) as the artist, linking to this site, and/or linking to my Facebook page or my Twitter account.