Steve Pearson of R31 Studios has really pulled of a fantastic effect here. Watch as this dagger re-assembles itself before your eyes.
I reached out to get a bit more back story.
The Dagger is called Mehrunes’ Razor and is from the Game Skyrim. It is a blade that was broken into shards and the quest line has the player find the shards and bring them together where they form the blade. I wanted to re-create this so I could display it in either form as a prop or to have as a cool effect for convention floors. I also just wanted to experiment and have some fun with magnets.
Apparently I hadn’t paid close enough attention to my video game props because I should have recognized this one, but didn’t. I think the concept of making the shattered dagger is neat, but using magnets to allow it to be reconstituted is brilliant.