Introduction: STAR WARS NINTENDO Wii

This is a short instructable on how I moded a Nintendo Wii case with fiber optic stars and logo for a Star Wars themed Wii! This Wii is on sale now on E-Bay, it will also have the Star Wars the Force Unleashed game.

Warning Mod at your own risk, I take no responsibility if you mess up your Wii!!

Step 1: Parts

Picture of Parts

The parts include:

Black Wii case (ebay from Great seller msmmall)
Fiber optics 2 diff. sizes (E-bay from Great seller thefiberopticstore)
L.E.D. 's: I used 3 yellow,4 white, 3red (1 for light bar, 2 for Wiimote and Nunchuk)
Small amount of Plexiglass
Thin brass sheet
Sticker paper
A needle
Model paint
wires, solder, soldering iron, etc.
and a Wii!!!

Step 2: The Logo

Picture of The Logo

This was actually very simple, first print out two of the logo's on the sticker paper in the size you want. Second cut one out around the border and place it on the Plexiglass. Then cut that out and remove the sticker. Next cut out the letters and put them on the brass sheet, the brass was so thin that I was able to cut it with scissors. The holes in the A's and the R's were done with a utility knife.
Print a third logo on regular paper. Now with all the pieces, place the Plexiglass on top of the 3rd logo and epoxy the letters in the correct place. When dried, drill holes from the back side for the three L.E.D.s and for three mounting hangers; the hangers were made out of paper clips. Drill holes in the case in the same spots and then bend the hangers over to hold the logo in place. I then connected the L.E.D.s in parallel with wires leaving extra for hook up.

Step 3: Stars!! for Star Wars

Picture of Stars!! for Star Wars

So now you've got the logo done, its time for the stars! The thin fiber optics were about the same dia. as a sewing needle I had, so I just heated it up with a small candle and pushed it through the case form the inside out. The bigger holes were done with a paper clip in the same manner. I then looked at the case against a light as to see the effect. Once satisfied I counted the holes and planed to make some stars fade in and out , figuring out how many were to stay on and how many to fade (on each side). This is why I have four l.e.d's powering the stars.
After finding out the numbers, I cut the fibers longer then I needed so I could glue, then trim later. Next I bunched them together with thread and epoxied them, gluing the l.e.d.'s at the bottom.

Step 4: Red Light Bar

Picture of Red Light Bar

This was also a simple step. I had a hight intensity red l.e.d. and filed it down on both sides to make it flat. I also filed the light bar down to accept the l.e.d., then epoxied them together. I just cut off the connector and soldered it on the l.e.d. since the resistor is already in the Wii. Thats It!!

Step 5: Darth FADER!!!

Picture of Darth FADER!!!

So searching all over the web for a fading circuit, I stumbled across a great sight!!! SICKmods has some great products, great service and fast shipping, they even have a forum to help you out. I ordered the Fader circuit and installed it with no problems! This thing can fade up to 10 l.e.d.'s, even though I only used 3, one for each side and the light bar.

Step 6: Then Some Detail

Picture of Then Some Detail

I then decided to add some detail to the other side so its not just stars. I went with the destroyed Death Star an X-Wing and on the top, Darth Vader's Tie Fighter; all are hand painted (which took forever). After the paint dried, I tested it then trimmed the fibers and put it all together.

Step 7: Finished!!

Picture of Finished!!

So this is the finial Product!! What do you guys think? Well check it out on ebay and the video on YouTube!! I'm donating 15% of the auction to J.D.R.F. as a little Christmas present for those kids!! Please throw this thing all over the Web, I would love to see it everywhere and tell me where you've seen it!! Thanks a bunch! Ask any questions and feel free to comment!


Jedi_zombie85 (author)2015-10-15

really nice idea

gunman15 (author)2014-09-07

Would you make a "Star Wars the Old Republic" SWTOR wii for me? I can only do a payment plan though? lol

Lowney (author)2011-04-08

Wait, stupid question, where did you hook up the LEDs that power the stars? Did you connect them straight onto the circuit board, because I assume a resistor would be needed. Thanks!

Rich_Limburger (author)2010-09-11

Absolutely gorgious, your Wii has become a very sexy machine.
Great mod

Bartboy (author)2008-12-12

Could you make a zelda one? I REALLY lovve zelda, and I think it would make a lot of money, seeing as theree are quite a few zelda games (Virtual console, twilight princess and links crossbow training) so you could mod the zapper and the classic controler!

bounty1012 (author)Bartboy2009-01-06

mod the zapper into a crossbow.

Bartboy (author)bounty10122009-01-06

Yeah. and the classic controller into the triforce!

deafman214 (author)Bartboy2009-12-13

or a master sword with the triforce logo on it? 

booker (author)deafman2142010-07-04

YES! A custom Wiimote peripheral - the Master Sword! It's GENIOUS!

Glueman27 (author)2010-03-03

This is the coolest thing ever!!!!!!!:)

spiderobert (author)2010-02-15

 this is absolutely awesome!!!!! when i get some money I am totally going to do this! 

also in your demo video, what is the song at the very end? is it actually from one of the hulk movies? either way it sound an awful lot like 'superheroes' from the rocky horror picture show... actually I'm convinced that it is :P

funguy8308 (author)2010-01-25

Man I am a huge star wars fan. I wish I could have bought this one.  The possibilities are endless on this. You could have a Jedi or Sith Wii depending on the colors used . Also just a thought, what if you put the logo on top where the tie fighter is and put the death star on the side in the process of blowing up and used your fiber optics as the explosion.

thefonz101 (author)2008-12-12

Why is it, that everybody and their dog mods the Wii, and almost nobody mods the Xbox and Playstation 3? I like the Wii and all, but it gets a little stale. Wonderful mod anyway.

Bright Shadow (author)thefonz1012008-12-13

It's probably because the Wii doesn't have too many great games.

No good games = not a very useful system.

jamiec53 (author)Bright Shadow2010-01-03


Mario Kart
Wii Sports Resort
Wii Fit (and Wii Fit +)
I could go on for hours

Bright Shadow (author)jamiec532010-01-04

Please remember that I posted that comment before all but one of those games was out.

jamiec53 (author)Bright Shadow2010-01-05

Oh, sorry, it's just that if you posted it then, it was only just released so you could have waited a bit before saying that it has no good games.

Still, you have a good point and it was not my intention to disrespect you in any way.

Bright Shadow (author)jamiec532010-01-05

 Eh, I didn't look at any release dates anyway. Some newer games are awesome though.

jamiec53 (author)Bright Shadow2010-01-06


What do you think the top selling game system is?

for kids: Wii for hardcore techies: PS3 for fratboys: XBOX 360

Bartboy (author)Bright Shadow2009-01-06

WRONG! The wii has sold way more than the ps3. And slightly more than the 360 and ps3 combined! The wii is NOT just for kids, it's for retro gamers, wich are the HARDEST games out there. Donkey kong is by far way harder than any other game. The wii is also the cheapest, so it's great for this kind of project, and has the most revolutionary controller. The ps3 has a better video card, but that's useless unless you have an hd tv. The only reason I would even consider buying a 360 would be for halo and online.

bounty1012 (author)Bright Shadow2009-01-06

actually the 360 is for the halo fans in their 30s who live with their parents...

Bartboy (author)Bright Shadow2009-01-06

:O I have no choice now........

bounty1012 (author)thefonz1012009-01-06

the 360 and ps3 are propably a little more complicated to mod than the wii

micjwelch (author)thefonz1012008-12-12

There are quite a few faceplates and such for the Xbox. I actually don't mind the way my PS3 looks. Not much need to mod that.

ProjectZro (author)micjwelch2008-12-12

he as soon as i can get back to school im getting my friend to paint jack scellington laying down with the head as the on button on my faceplate and the hill scene on the top and all with photo stickers so i dont void my warranty.

ProjectZro (author)thefonz1012008-12-12

because if you brick your wii because of this its not really a big deal and if you are successful u dont have to worry about future brick its not realy possible (other than getting a wrong update and not being able to change settings and go online)

jamiec53 (author)2010-01-03

Ah but now, instead of getting some black case for the Wii, you can get

wait for it.........

.... a black wii!!!!!!!!!!!!!

atari5200 (author)2009-12-23

really awesome! but could use one more thing

Dr-Constructable (author)2009-12-14

I'll buy it from you!!!


Its sold already, but I still have the Hulk one.

Lesedi (author)2009-10-06

Gonna try this on my xbox

ANTQNUT (author)2009-10-03

I love it! This is pure awesomeness!

history323 (author)2009-09-27

amazing mod I just would be afraid to screw up my wii if I did it!!!

Herodez (author)2009-08-23

are the L.E.D.'s 3mm or 5mm?

iman74 (author)2009-08-18

BEST WII MOD EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

arhodes18 (author)2009-08-05

The conduit one next!!!

Jayefuu (author)2009-07-09

How much did this go for on ebay in the end? Great mod by the way :)

pie_lover123 (author)2009-06-05

Question: I am modding my wii to accept either two SMD LEDs or just one Ultrabright Pink LED. What is the voltage coming out of the wii to the Gate assembly?

ring wraith159 (author)2009-05-29

This is one of the best custom wii i have ever seen but if you really want to please me then make a lord of the rings one... GREAT job

Li_Imaginary11 (author)2009-04-25

what size fiber optics did you use?

gamefreek (author)2009-03-27

i see someone is a Star Wars fan

jcrazy (author)2009-03-20

Amazing. Others might have mentioned, but you should do a Donkey Kong one, or a Zelda Wii, pretty much if you run out of ideas, refer to SSBB character list. :]

Speedmite (author)2009-03-09

If I ever mod my Wii, this will be the one.

barry_allen7 (author)2009-02-21

You've got some skills. Nice job! =)

Solderguy (author)barry_allen72009-03-07

More like mad skills!

bounty1012 (author)2009-01-06


purplekitty (author)2008-12-26

and why hasn't Nintendo hired you yet? lol This is the coolest one's of your mods.

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Bio: I love brewing and drinking my own Beer (hence the name), building robots, animatronics, working on my car, and building random things.
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