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Building Your Own Lightsaber on a Budget!

Happy Monday Evil Geeks!

may-the-4th-be-with-you
To commemorate Star Wars day, we’ve got a guest post for you from our friend Haggis from Haggisandtoast. Anyway, looks like he’s found a way for you to become a badass Sith Lord on a budget…check it out!

With Episode VII on the way this holiday I really wanted to get into the spirit of things with a new lightsaber, unfortunately I am broke and have no knowledge in regards to electronics. As such I went to various cosplay sites and eventually tracked down the potential for Lowe’s to be the birthplace of a weapon for a more civilized age.

Here you will see all the parts collected, a pop up sink drain, some brass pipe, various washers and gaskets, and a sink hole cover.

parts

Starting here I put washers on the pipe to create my grip and affixed some parts of the drain kit to make the emitter.

starting

handle and grip
Getting them put together was really easy and required no tools, I simply covered the part of the drain in the pipe with smaller washers and electrical tape to create a firm hold.
starting to come together

The power button was the trickiest thing. I spent almost an hour in various local craft stores looking for something when i found a bag of spare Chinese checkers and discovered they fit perfectly.

power

The blade is a wooden dowel covered in duct tape to create the blade color, I went with yellow as its the color of Jedi Sentinels in KOTOR and to me that’s still canon!
blade

The finished product:
final

Of course I had to make a Sith blade to go along with it!

duel

Make sure to check out more from Haggis at HaggisandToast and look forward to more of his guest posts here with the Evil Geeks!

May the Fourth be With You!

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Posted on May 4, 2015, in Cosplay, Geekology, Tech and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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