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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!)
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.