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.
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.
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?
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’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 …
The internet is still trying to figure out what the deal is with that crazy three-bladed lightsaber revealed in the first teaser for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. But with Hasbro's upcoming Star Wars Bladebuilders kits, you can outdo both George Lucas and J. J. Abrams with a Jedi or Sith weapon that defies all logic…
Arrow's latest midseason finale featured some pretty impressive sword fighting as Oliver took the fight to the League of Assassins - but, as with all swordfights, they can be improved with the humble addition of Lightsabers.
Like the rest of us, Machinima Happy Hour wondered what would happen after the crossguard lightsaber scene in the new Star Wars trailer. Unlike the rest of us, they created this hilarious animation imagination of how ridiculous that fight would be because adding light sabers to just anything is just crazy.
A Wicked Lasers product has long been the closest you can get to a real-life lightsaber, but there are some Jedi weapons better left on the screen. If the tri-blade lightsaber revealed in the Star Wars: The Force Awakens teaser has caught your eye, and safety isn't your utmost concern, with the help of a 3D printer…
Despite what you think of the Star Wars prequels, or even the original films, lightsabers will always be awesome. And despite there being everything from lightsaber bbq tongs to glowing knitting needles already out there, how could you not welcome these lightsaber-themed replacement keys with open arms?
I'm still holding out hope for light sabers in the future but with our world's technological limitations and silly allocation of resources, the most beautiful deadly sword-type weapon we can create without lasers might be this mashup of a lightsaber and katana made by Man At Arms: Reforged.
The light saber is perhaps the best ever sci-fi weapon—but how did it come to appear in the Star Wars movies? In this short documentary, George Lucas, actor Mark Hamill, and sound designer Ben Burtt discuss how the lightsaber was born.
The Star Wars movies kind of painted the Sith as evil, unredeemable monsters. But between blowing up planets and wiping out the Jedi, even Darth Vader and the Emperor must need some R&R time, and presumably that involves the occasional BBQ where these lightsaber tongs would be invaluable. In a space station the size…
If you had to pinpoint one common feature of all the backup batteries on the market, it would probably be their uninspired brick-like form factor. There are exceptions, though, but none as elegant and civilized as Brando's new lightsaber-themed portable backup battery.
The latest science news out of Harvard and MIT sounds like a joke, but it's not. A team of physicists were fooling around with photons when they managed to get the particles to clump together to form a molecule, one that's unlike any other matter. And it behaves, they say, just like a lightsaber.