Star Wars: The Force Awakens ended with one of the all-time blockbuster cliffhangers, as an audience of reverent Star Wars fans waited for years for Luke Skywalker to speak his first words in decades and to finally, after all this time, just take the danged lightsaber.
Lightsaber mythology is one of the coolest, geekiest, and most interesting niches in all of Star Wars. Each film usually gives us just a tiny bit more, be it with kyber crystals, new colors, or sabers “calling” to characters, like with Rey in The Force Awakens.
Correction: Whoa. Talk about a brain fart. Of course this is the Darksaber, a saber introduced in The Clone Wars. It’s not new like the article originally said. I mean, it’s new to Ezra, but not us. The original post has been edited below. Apologies for my idiocy.
LudoSport, a competitive lightsaber training academy, is opening up its first studio in the United States. Hopefully losing a hand isn’t required for admission.
It started out as Anakin’s lightsaber, of course. And then Obi-Wan held onto it before he gave it to Luke. And then new characters carried it in The Force Awakens. And then who knows where it will go. This video, expertly edited by Christopher Sherwood, tracks the journey that the lightsaber has taken in a galaxy far,…
It’s just a teensy bit goofy to be swinging lightsabers around in the forest dressed as Jedi and Sith but it’s also a helluva lot of fun because these guys are so good at handling the lightsabers that you could totally convince me that they’ve managed to tap into The Force in real life. The video, filmed by Kuma Films…
Because real life is never as cool as the movies, we get hoverboards that don’t actually hover. But because real life can also be pretty damn fun, we get this totally bad ass “lightsaber” that uses a thin burning flame as its blade. It’s a firesaber, sure, but it looks like so much fun to handle (and probably just as…
This is so much fun. Bill Parker imagined what it would look like if a Jedi wore a GoPro and came up with this kick ass first person footage of the Jedi swinging his light saber around to fight Stormtroopers and blow up AT-ATs. Like those other GoPro videos that feature crazy stunts, seeing another point of view lets…
The debate on the lightsaber/broadsword from Star Wars: The Force Awakens continues. This hilariously absurd video is perhaps the most rabid criticism to JJ Abram's new lightsaber idea (which, quite frankly, I like very much even if it doesn't make sense.) And it's really well made too.
That's a lot of awesome packed into one image. See the full thing below.
An unidentified object spotted on the side of a road in Mendenhall Valley, Alaska was reported to police as a suspicious device earlier this week. Things escalated pretty quickly from there.
OK, so this should be labelled with extreme hazard warnings or something. A crazy laser enthusiast actually built his own lightsaber capable of burning straight through things.
If lightsabers ever become real, and let's be honest some genius will dedicate his entire life into making that happen, I hope the entire world will be well practiced in how to handle them. Sure the ballet of Star Wars characters fighting in light sabers looks great (or ridiculous), but when you get an up close view…
Move over, First-Person Shooters; hello, First-Person-Lightsaber-Wielders! The Stunt People made this awesome video of a lightsaber duel as seen by the duellists fighting in it, and if you've ever wondered what it would look like to battle Darth Vader and/or hand a Jedi his midichlorian-filled ass, this is as close…
Not just the best science/sci-fi themed font (though it certainly is that, also); but the best font, full stop.
I don't care who you're voting for this November, this digital rendering of a lightsaber-wielding, lion-mounted Obama — created by digit artist Jason Heuser — is hands down
the most badass thing we've seen today.
What the hell? Wicked Lasers has actually made a lightsaber. I mean, not one that can cut you in half, but one that looks and acts like the actual Jedi weapon! At least, that's what they claim:
Imagine you could make any of these weapons real. Which one would you choose? Gandalf the White's staff, Vader's lightsaber, Arthur's Excalibur, Doctor Who's Sonic Screwdriver or Harry Potter's wand? Discuss in the comments. Or just get the t-shirt at [Redbubble]
It's easy to pick on Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace because of Jar Jar. And well, everything else too. But you know what's always fun about Star Wars? The light saber battles! This video, however, hilariously points out how silly they look like on closer inspection.
New York City's Washington Square Park was the host to a giant Lightsaber Battle. Almost a thousand people showed up to battle it out in epic Star Wars style.