No lightsaber is made the same, and Starkiller’s has a particularly distinct look. Replica Props Forum user 3Tripnip has been working on a replica of the weapon from The Force Unleashed since 2008. He drew it in CAD and went through three versions to get it just right. He did a beautiful job, and it looks like an officially licensed product. Here are some of the materials he used:
-Original real Graflex top tube and clamp. Yes, REAL Graflex parts. Don’t feel bad, they were pretty beat up.
-Raw polished natural ruby as the ‘crystal’
-Machined / EDM titanium parts, machined aluminum, brass, and a few 3D printed parts
-Display case made by ‘kodofett’ (purchased in 2008 in prep for this saber getting done), laser cut acrylic stand arms
-Custom plaque made by ‘feezlenuts’ here on the board (does an AWESOME job by the way)
He cleaned the Graflex up by soaking it in solvent and also used welding, buffing, and Scotch-Brite.
Since it’s going to sit in a display case most of the time, he opted not to add light and sound effects. It would be relatively simple to incorporate LEDs into the crystal chamber to make it glow though.
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