Lightsaber

Glowing Neoballs

Glowing Neoballs

Vat19 shows off some of the fun things you can do with these glow-in-the-dark magnetic construction spheres. Each pack comes with 216, 0.5 cm diameter neodymium balls, but if you pick up 24 packages or so, you can build yourself a magnetic lightsaber, just like they did.

Burning Lightsaber

Burning Lightsaber

After creating a magnetic version of Thor’s hammer, YouTuber Sufficiently Advanced made his own energy weapon. His take on the lightsaber uses a steady stream of methanol and acetone to create a fiery blade. In other words, it’s a blowtorch with a lightsaber hilt.

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The Saber Authority

The Saber Authority

Singapore’s The Saber Authority teaches attendees of its workshops how to properly wield (or dual-wield) and use a lightsaber against an opponent. Rental sabers are provided for classes, but you can buy your own fancy blade too.

Lightsabers are Bullsh*t

Lightsabers are Bullsh*t

Master Ken takes on the much-derided new “crossguard lightsaber” seen in the Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer, as he explains the upsides to having such a weapon instead of the usual elegant weapon for a more civilized age.

Star Wars Lightsaber Katana

Star Wars Lightsaber Katana

Sadly, Tony Swatton and his crew have parted ways with Man at Arms. But the show is in the capable hands of Baltimore Knife and Sword Co., who mashup pop culture weapons for the show, such as this katana with a lightsaber handle.

The Birth of the Lightsaber

The Birth of the Lightsaber

George Lucas, Mark Hamill and sound designer Ben Burtt talk about the conceptual and technical aspects of the most famous movie weapon of all time, the lightsaber. The documentary includes a lot of behind-the-scenes clips.

First Person Lightsaber Duel 2

First Person Lightsaber Duel 2

Darth Vader hunts down two unlucky Jedi in The Stunt People’s follow-up to their viral hit. If you want more, pledge to their Kickstarter to help fund a mini-series. Best watched in full screen and high-def with headphones on.

Darth Baby’s Lightsaber

Darth Baby’s Lightsaber

A toddler gets his grubby little mitts on a deadly red lightsaber, wreaking havoc around the house and on his family in this amusing shakycam short film by Joel and Jared Erickson. At least he doesn’t have a Death Star.

First Person Lightsaber Duel

First Person Lightsaber Duel

Watch Darth Vader duke it out against one brave Jedi in an awesome first-person perspective. The video was made by The Stunt People using a GoPro camera and modified Hasbro Force FX lightsabers.

West Side Saber

West Side Saber

When your a Jet-i, you’re a Jet-i all the way… That’s the tune that popped into our heads when we saw this doctored clip from West Side Story, featuring the world’s tiniest lightsaber battle. (Thanks RG!)

Lightsaber Ice Pop Maker

Lightsaber Ice Pop Maker

Another one of ThinkGeek’s April Fool’s jokes will soon be an actual product. Make lightsaber ice pops with the force of your fridge and these molds. The hilts – 2 Vader and 2 Luke – have built-in LEDs.

Game of Lightsabers

Game of Lightsabers

(Spoilers) YouTuber Joel935M used After Effects to add a bit of Star Wars in the battle between Jaime Lannister and Eddard Stark in Game of Thrones, turning their swords into lightsabers.

Jedi Cat vs. Pitbull

Jedi Cat vs. Pitbull

This feline is outnumbered, but it’s not outgunned. Or outsabered. As Yoda has proven in his hilarious Star Wars prequel fights, size doesn’t matter if you’re a Jedi.

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LaserSaber

LaserSaber

Attach the 32″ LaserSaber to one of Wicked Lasers’ powerful Spyder III laser pointers, and you’ll have yourself the closest thing to an honest-to-goodness lightsaber this side of the Jedi Academy.

Cat Fight (w/Lightsabers)

Cat Fight (w/Lightsabers)

Cats will be cats, and sometimes they just need to work things out. But there are times when claws and paws aren’t enough, and they require some bigger weapons. Here, these should do the trick.

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