Seemingly every Fast & Furious movie builds up to one moment: Vin Diesel fighting the big bad guy. Usually, that big bad guy is also, well, big—someone like the Rock or Jason Statham. And as cool as that moment usually is, a new video proves one word can make it so much better: lightsabers.
When Disney opens 14-acre Star Wars areas in California and Florida in the coming years, there’s no doubt everything will be state of the art. In fact, a new patent suggests they’ve figured out a new way to make lightsabers work in the real world, but maybe not in the way you think.
3D printers can make lots of cool things, but lightsabers might be the coolest. If you need proof, I submit Tested’s video as evidence.
Wizards and Jedis are two of the highest-ranking imaginary characters known to man. But between the two, who’s the most powerful? The Madcap Brothers tried to answer that question by pitting a lightsaber-wielding amateur Jedi against a fireworks-blasting pretend wizard.
They’ll make your home’s front entryway look like the aftermath of a ferocious lightsaber battle, but these clever wall hooks that ThinkGeek created are just an illusion—no drywall was harmed in their making.
The biggest regret of my life right now is not being as smart as these two geniuses, who battled out Roman candle fireworks with lightsabers like they were Jedi knights. Sure, I’d totally get lit up and smoked and would miss more blasts than I would hit, but the feeling of shielding yourself with just your lightsaber…
When spending $1,250 on a prop lightsaber, you want to be absolutely sure you’re buying as accurate a replica as possible. So instead of licensing designs and schematics to third-party companies, Disney and Lucasfilm have launched its own line of prop replicas that promise to be the most accurate ever created.
You’re supposed to use them for lazily floating around a pool on a hot summer’s day, but in no time at all those long foam noodles quickly become a sword you can safely swing around like a samurai, ninja, and now a Jedi, thanks to Swim Ways.
There is one good thing to come out of Episode I: The Phantom Menace: Darth Maul. This fan film, Darth Maul: Apprentice showcases all of the things that we loved about the red-and-black Sith Lord.
Think you’re the biggest Star Wars fan in our neck of the galaxy? Here’s your chance to prove it once and for all, because only the most loyal of Star Wars devotees will be willing to spend just shy of $25,000 for a lightsaber fountain pen and a nifty floating display stand.
That innocent period where what little we knew of The Force Awakens was the debate over the feasibility of Kylo Ren’s lightsaber was a wonderful time. But it turns out aside from the debate about if it was THE BEST or THE WORST, from a practical point of view, the movie’s sabers had two new features that finally…
You can roll your eyes all you want at yet another ridiculous example of Star Wars merchandising, but secretly you’re probably going to place an order for these simple wiper blade upgrades because you know you can’t resist having a lightsaber wooshing back and forth across your car’s rear window.
You no longer have to suck up to your parents to ensure their fine silverware will eventually be passed onto you, because what dinner guest wouldn’t prefer dining with a set of lightsaber flatware instead?
Lightsabers are dangerous as hell. If I had access to one in this here real life, I’d be legless, armless, headless, and torsoless in less than 5 minutes. Not even kidding. Even people who know how to use lightsabers get their body parts laser chopped off. Check out this compilation of all the amputations in Star Wars …
When it comes to home made lightsabers—a popular pastime for Star Wars fans—Bob Clagett doesn’t mess around. He was recently hired to build a pair for a client’s holiday display, and the gigantic results put any Christmas tree, gingerbread house, or nativity scene to shame.
In the world of Star Wars make-believe you usually have two choices: you can go with a realistic plastic glowing lightsaber, and never actually make contact with your opponent, or opt for safer foam, and battle it out without the glow. A new Kickstarter, however, promises the the best of both worlds.
Killjoy physicists have long pointed out the sheer unlikelihood of building a working light saber. But now, they’ve taken a small step toward realizing the dream of Star Wars fans worldwide, by figuring out how to get photons to stick together like molecules in a super-chilled gas.
It might look cool in all the Star Wars: The Force Awakens teasers and trailers, but the tri-blade design of Kylo Ren’s lightsaber just doesn’t work elsewhere. Take these novelty chopsticks, for example, that look like the most uncomfortable thing you could ever try to hold in your hand.
It’s easy to figure out exactly when Star Wars fans first started building their own replica lightsabers—it was almost certainly the same day the original film premiered back in 1977. And if the triple-bladed lightsaber seen in the teaser for the upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens has inspired your DIY side, this …