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Prove Your Star Wars Devotion With A $34,000 Floating Lightsaber Fountain Pen

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 $US25,000 ($34,402) for a lightsaber fountain pen and a nifty floating display stand.

This Lightsaber Made With A Thin Burning Flame Is So Bad Arse

Video: This totally bad arse “lightsaber” 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 dangerous to play with) that I’m going to consider it a lightsaber anyway.

Here Are All The Star Wars Characters Who Got Killed By Lightsabers

According to Obi-Wan Kenobi, the lightsaber is “an elegant weapon for a more civilised age”. It’s also a brutally effective choppy death stick. Here are all the Star Wars characters — both major and minor — who met their maker at the hands of a crystal-powered plasma blade. [Warning: Contains Force Awakens spoilers!]

Gorgeous Hubble Flyby Reveals A Lightsaber In Space

Here’s a beautiful flyby video of the Herbig-Haro object called HH 24 courtesy of the Hubble. We saw the absolutely striking still image earlier which shows a newborn star shooting out twin jets into space. To learn more about this awesome phenomenon, read here.

The Brutal Amputations In Star Wars Done By Lightsabers

Video: Lightsabers are dangerous as hell. If I had access to one in this here real life, I’d be legless, armless, headless, and torsoless in less than 5 minutes. Not even kidding. Even people who know how to use lightsabers get their body parts laser chopped off. Check out this compilation of all the amputations in Star Wars from Pablo Fernandez Eyre, many done by lightsabers.

Guy Builds Gigantic Glowing Lightsabers For The Best Christmas Display Ever

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.

Kylo Ren Lightsaber Chopsticks Look Impossibly Uncomfortable To Hold

It might look cool in all the Star Wars: The Force Awakens teasers and trailers, but the tri-blade design of Kylo Ren’s lightsaber just doesn’t work elsewhere. Take these novelty chopsticks, for example, that look like the most uncomfortable thing you could ever try to hold in your hand.

Awesome GoPro Video Shows The First-Person View Of A Jedi

Video: This is so much fun. Bill Parker imagined what it would look like if a Jedi wore a GoPro and came up with this kickass first-person footage of the Jedi swinging his lightsaber around to fight Stormtroopers and blow up AT-ATs. Like those other GoPro videos that feature crazy stunts, seeing another point of view lets me pretend that I’m the person in the video. And I feel pretty badass as a Jedi.

Everything You Need To Build A Triple-Bladed Lightsaber

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 infographic will walk you through building a simple replica that actually lights up.

iFixit Tears Down The One Gadget We All Really Want: A Lightsaber

To celebrate May the 4th, the most important date on a Star Wars fan’s calendar, iFixit has set aside its Apple Watches and laptops and instead focused its expertise in disassembling on the one gadget everyone in this galaxy (and those far, far away) really want: a lightsaber.

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