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December 9, 2014 AT 5:00 pm

A Tri-Blade Lightsaber from The Force Awakens

first tri blade lightsaber 1

The new cross-guard lightsaber seen in the trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens spurred dozens of discussions and debates among fans. Is it a practical design? That remains to be seen, but I don’t imagine it was designed only for the sake of looking cool or for toys. Regardless of how it works, the tri-blade lightsaber does have a memorable silhouette. Fans have already 3D printed the lightsaber and Makoto Tsai made a beautiful replica based on the glimpse we’ve seen so far. Look:

first tri blade lightsaber 2

first tri blade lightsaber 3

via The RPF


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