Anakin Skywalker's lightsaber is no more — at least namewise, that is. It turns out, internally at Lucasfilm, the marketing team no longer views this weapon as one owned by the fallen Jedi... instead, it's now officially Rey's weapon of choice.
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Every kid wants one, but lightsabers have to be one of the most dangerous items in the Star Wars universe. A kid at the controls of the Death Star would cause less damage than one swinging around a laser sword. This immersion blender, featuring the hilt of Vader's lightsaber for its handle, isn't much safer, but at least you can't cut your hand off with it.
Video: Seemingly every Fast & Furious movie builds up to one moment: Vin Diesel fighting the big bad guy. Usually, that big bad guy is also, well, big — someone like the Rock or Jason Statham. And as cool as that moment usually is, a new video proves that one thing can make it so much better: Lightsabers.
When spending $1700 on a prop lightsaber, you want to be absolutely sure you're buying as accurate a replica as possible. So instead of licensing designs and schematics to third-party companies, Disney and Lucasfilm have launched its own line of prop replicas that promise to be the most accurate ever created.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The internet is still trying to figure out what the deal is with that crazy three-bladed lightsaber revealed in the first teaser forStar Wars: The Force Awakens. But with Hasbro's upcoming Star Wars Bladebuilders kits, you can outdo both George Lucas and J. J. Abrams with a Jedi or Sith weapon that defies all logic and the laws of the universe.