Lightsaber with internal components mega project! by sirmakesalot #3dthursday
Really great lightsaber assembly project from Greg McRoberts (Sirmakesalot) in Toronto, known for his V8 Engine model and other educational projects. Thingiverse Thing 35120:
Be come the Jedi you were destined to be! Manufacture your lightsaber and take your place in the battle between the Jedi and Sith!
This is a complete user assembled model of one of the greatest allies a Jedi has!
“Your lightsaber is your life”
Order of components assembly to come in the form of video soon along with pictures. The parts only go together one way and isn’t too hard to figure out.
Be warned the crystal may need to print with support. I had trouble rendering a good looking crystal. I may make my own by hand or harvest one!
Print some components in different colours for variations.
I can’t wait to see other copies!
I am releasing a kit of parts next that you can mix and match for more variations so stay tuned!
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