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Course: Creating a Minion character with Blender

  • Ages 10 - 13
  • Grades 4 - 8
Have you ever wanted to recreate one of media’s most iconic sidekicks? In this lesson, you get to experience what it’s like to build a Minion character from the ground up using the open-source 3D modeling software Blender. We go over how to reshape, rework, and manipulate objects on a precise level so we can have our own personalized Minion. Customize their clothes, body, or even colors for an exciting and unique creation!
Requirements are provided in “Materials” tab in this course.

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Learning Objectives

  • Students will gain a familiarity with how objects exist in three dimensions.
  • Gain an understanding of how manipulating individual points along different axes can change the interpretation of an object.
  • Create a custom character and explore how creativity can be expressed with a computer translation of mathematical properties.
  • Become acquainted with the program Blender and how to create a workflow with creating 3D objects for personal use, games, or 3D printing.

This course includes:

  • 1 hour and 49 minutes on-demand video
  • 24 Lessons
  • Access from all devices
  • 4 Quizzes included lesson plan

No prior experience is required.

-Computer with access to the internet.

-Can operate on a Windows-based computer or MAC. Specific details listed below.

-Basic knowledge of using a computer keyboard and mouse.

-Blender installed on computer prior to first session:


Software Required:

Blender download


Memory Requirements:

Processor:  Blender recommends you have a 64-bit quad core CPU or better (see computer minimum requirements below). RAM or memory:  Blender recommends 16 GB of RAM and a Graphics card with 4 GB RAM.


Computer Minimum Requirements:

Blender is compatible with Windows 10, Windows 8, and Windows 7 and requires 500 MB of free disk space to install Blender.  Blender is also compatible with macOS 10.13+.                                                                            Recommended Hardware Requirements:

64-bit quad core CPU


Full HD display

Three button mouse

Graphics card with 4 GB RAM

For additional information on supported graphics cards and minimum hardware requirements see,


Additional Notes:

Blender can be downloaded here:

A mouse with a "scroll wheel" is required for Blender and not a laptop trackpad.

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