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[Props] Build your own lightsaber for a few bucks (or a few thousand)

There are some really cool lightsabers that you can buy and display. The Major Spoilers HQ collected a few of them a few years ago, but once you’ve had a fight or two with the kids, you want a little more. You can now build your own lightsaber thanks to the instructions from MrTinkerer at Instructables.

According to the designer, you can build a lightsaber for as little as $60.00 to as much as $1,000.00, with the average price settling around $160.

-via Instructables

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Stephen Schleicher

Stephen Schleicher

Stephen Schleicher began his career writing for the Digital Media Online community of sites, including Digital Producer and Creative Mac covering all aspects of the digital content creation industry. He then moved on to consumer technology, and began the Coolness Roundup podcast. A writing fool, Stephen has freelanced for Sci-Fi Channel's Technology Blog, and Gizmodo. Still longing for the good ol' days, Stephen launched Major Spoilers in July 2006, because he is a glutton for punishment.

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  1. September 1, 2016 at 2:45 pm — Reply

    It really depends on several factors, such as patience, access to certain materials, certain know-how, what you are looking to have for the final product, etc. With a little luck, you could pull it off for far less than $60.

    A couple of friends have made their own, and one only cost about $15 (a lot of luck with yard sales and secondhand shops, as well as access to certain materials through her husband’s job), while the other was about $320 (her hilt is very extravagant, as if it belongs to royalty, and was the most expensive part of the project).

    I’m shooting for low-cost for mine. I’m actually going for a “scavenged parts” look for the hilt, but I’m realistically expecting it to come out to about $50 – $75.

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