“Your father’s lightsaber. This is the weapon of a Jedi Knight. Not as clumsy or random as a blaster; an elegant weapon for a more civilized age.”
That’s all true. It’s very civilized to cut a man’s arm off over a misunderstanding at a bar–an elegant solution to an inelegant problem. However, if you make a lightsaber too big it will be a little clumsy, no matter how skilled a Jedi. How big is too big? How about big enough that a single swing would be enough to cut through the leg of an AT-AT?
Made by Bob Clagett as part of his “I Like To Make Stuff” series, these giant lightsabers are going to be part of a large Christmas display this year, and even though they are “totally ridiculous” and “unnecessary” they are still awesome. He has a step-by-step explanation with photos on his website to accompany this video how-to. The materials consist of some duct tape, spray paint, cardboard tubing, corrugated plastic, wood, screws, and LED spotlights. The best part is the freedom to design your own handle, so your own giant lightsaber can be unique to you.
These are impressive and, while certainly something I can’t do, probably not as complicated as you’d imagine. If you are handy you can probably make a couple of these yourself. If you do, please invite me over to have a duel so I can explain to the police that I’m just doing my job.
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Images: Bob Clagett