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Lightsaber build

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Hi All,

Been looking for a while for a budget friendly lightsaber build and found this guy on YouTube. In my opinion this has got to be one of the best and reasonably easy ones I have seen, so I have put the link below to the tutorial and will be posting my own build as it progresses, probably going to do mine a little differently as I cannot seem to get hold of a tv module. Making SW props has interested me for quite a while after seeing the results some of my fellow collectors have posted on this forum so I have decided to dip my toe into it, may be a disaster or may turn out good.....will see ๐Ÿ˜‰.

https://youtu.be/PkMjxqnBkA8

Tomorrow will be the start of the lightsaber build, so looking forward to sharing with you all ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ‘
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While I'm cooking tea, thought I would post the components I am using to build the saber, most are from a couple of leading diy stores and a cracking little place near me that do everything diy you can think of and are dirt cheap ๐Ÿ˜
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Looks really exciting, can't wait to see the finished item. :)
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Looks a great project, look forward to seeing results :D
Do the DIY store stock Kyber crystals :D
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theforceuk wrote: โ†‘
Thu Jun 04, 2020 6:46 pm
Looks really exciting, can't wait to see the finished item. :)
Cheers, looking forward to doing it ๐Ÿ‘
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Michael Sith wrote: โ†‘
Thu Jun 04, 2020 7:15 pm
Looks a great project, look forward to seeing results :D
Do the DIY store stock Kyber crystals :D
Cheers Mike, I wish they did stock them ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ looking at some options with showing a crystal within the saber and using car body filler that's shaped then painted ๐Ÿ‘
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Are you building a specific saber? i.e. Luke, Darth etc.
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Michael Sith wrote: โ†‘
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Are you building a specific saber? i.e. Luke, Darth etc.
Think this one will be a one off, hopefully will look similar to the one on the tutorial video
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Ruby2511 wrote: โ†‘
Thu Jun 04, 2020 8:08 pm
Michael Sith wrote: โ†‘
Thu Jun 04, 2020 7:45 pm
Are you building a specific saber? i.e. Luke, Darth etc.
Think this one will be a one off, hopefully will look similar to the one on the tutorial video

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I do plan on using rivets and putting a light in it as well, think it will be an experiment.
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Looks great, will be a great project, keep us posted. 8)
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Michael Sith wrote: โ†‘
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Looks great, will be a great project, keep us posted. 8)
Will do, same with your blaster project ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ‘
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That looks like a cool, project to do. Now I'm thinking that I might have a go myself at building one. looking forward to seeing your progress.
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good luck on the build mate, thanks for the link, looks interesting
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Gorneesh wrote: โ†‘
Thu Jun 04, 2020 9:45 pm
That looks like a cool, project to do. Now I'm thinking that I might have a go myself at building one. looking forward to seeing your progress.
Go on have a go ๐Ÿ˜Ž
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grinchy wrote: โ†‘
Fri Jun 05, 2020 9:49 am
good luck on the build mate, thanks for the link, looks interesting
Cheers Grinchy, been looking for ages and this one popped up his other videos are interesting as well ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ‘
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