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A Lightsaber Katana Is The Closest We'll Get To Star Wars In Real Life

I’m still holding out hope for lightsabers 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.


George Lucas Explains The Birth Of Lightsabres

The lightsabre 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 lightsabre was born.


Lightsaber BBQ Tongs For The Evil Sith Grillmaster In Your Life

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 of the Death Star, there has to be a deck somewhere, right?


What A First-Person View Of A Lightsaber Duel Looks Like

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 practised in how to handle them. Sure, the ballet of Star Wars characters fighting in lightsabers looks great (or ridiculous), but when you get an up close view on the sword fight? The whole world will be missing at least one of their hands.


Giving A Baby A Lightsabre Is Never A Good Idea

Imagine a world where lightsabres are real. Totally awesome, yeah? All fun and games, right? But not really when a baby gets his hands on a lightsabre. When they start waving things around, you’re at their mercy. Fingers, homes, human bodies and anything else are just in the way.


Lightsaber Ice Block Mould: An Elegant Snack For A More Civilised Age

Sometimes making Star Wars merchandise that will appeal to everyone in its enormous fanbase is like shooting fish in a barrel. But come on, this mould that lets you make ice block lightsabers that actually light up is a stroke of genius.


How To Build A Mosquito-Zapping Lightsaber

If you’ve got 20 minutes to spare, some rudimentary hacking skills, a love for Star Wars and a disdain for insects — you can build this modified lightsaber that zaps bugs as you swing it through the air.


Latest Kinect Hack: You Are The Jedi

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Every Single Lightsabre Ignition, Retraction In All Star Wars

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No matter how many times we watch this video – showing every single lightsabre ignition and retraction in the Star Wars movies – we can’t make the bloody Spyder III laser to ignite like that.


The Spyder III, The World's Most Powerful Portable Laser, Is A Real Life Lightsabre

Built with the blue-laser diode of a dismantled Casio Green Slim projector, the $US200 Spyder III is the world’s most powerful portable laser. It can permanently blind you and set your skin, or anything else, really, on fire instantly.


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