Star Wars Lightsabers- TinkerCad

Introduction: Star Wars Lightsabers- TinkerCad

I saw this competition on TinkerCad and knew I had to enter it. This year I taught my students how to use TinkerCad and we did a contest. I myself am a huge Star Wars fan. So I asked them to design lightsabers using TinkerCad. Lightsaber hilts are pretty expensive, so it would be cool to see them 3D design their own. They designed movie lightsabers, not custom ones. I told them that whoever won would get theirs 3D printed my own 3D printer. So they got working and made these designs. I told them to use specific connectors in order to connect their lightsabers together. That’s why all of them have a similar assembly. I think they did do a good job of applying the theme of connectors to all the lightsabers. They made Yoda’s, Qui-Gon Jinn’s, Mace Windu’s, Obi-Wan Kenobi’s, Anakin’s, Darth Vader’s, and Luke’s lightsaber. I am so sorry that I can’t make instructions for all of these lightsabers. I have a fairly large classroom and couldn’t make instructions for these. But I hope that doesn’t ruin this Instructable. Hope you like their designs! This entry is for the Connectors Contest!

Supplies

The supplies you need are an electronic device and some general knowledge on how to use TinkerCad.

Link to TinkerCad- https://www.tinkercad.com/

Link to my account- https://www.tinkercad.com/users/2Fo8Lbb4fLo-joash...

Step 1: Yoda’s Lightsaber

This student chose to make Yoda’s Lightsaber. Yoda's lightsaber was the personal lightsaber of Yoda, the last Grand Master of the Jedi High Council. But he rarely used it. In keeping with its owner's stature, the green-bladed weapon had a shorter-than-average hilt and shorter blade, similar to a shoto. His hilt is really only 15 cm long. The 3D hilt has 13 parts that fit together and need glue to keep it in place. I like this one because it’s the shorter hilt of them all, but still maintains the detail it needs to make a nice replica.

Step 2: Qui-Gon Jinn’s Lightsaber

This lightsaber was wielded by the human Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn. Jinn used this lightsaber up until the Battle of Naboo, where he was mortally wounded by the Sith Lord Darth Maul. Qui-Gon's apprentice, Obi-Wan Kenobi, then used the same lightsaber to defeat Maul after losing his own. After the battle, Kenobi returned the weapon to the Jedi Temple. This is the only time we see the lightsaber. The lightsaber is 28.5 cm long. The 3D hilt has 9 parts that fit together and need glue to keep it in place. I like this one because it is a more simple lightsaber, but still looks nice.

Step 3: Mace Windu’s Lightsaber

Mace Windu's lightsaber was a Jedi weapon constructed by Jedi Master Mace Windu following his appointment as a senior member of the Jedi High Council. One of the most distinctive lightsabers in the Jedi Order due to its amethyst plasma blade, Windu would carry this weapon into battle on multiple occasions during the Clone Wars in which he served as a Jedi General in the Grand Army of the Republic. The lightsaber was ultimately lost when it fell out a window during a confrontation between Windu and the Sith Lord Darth Sidious, who then killed him using Force lightning. But who knows? He just maybe Snoke! His hilt is 28 cm long. The 3D hilt has 28 parts that fit together and need glue to keep it in place. I like this one because it has more parts (The most of all of them) and it’s a special one, because it was really unique.

Step 4: Obi-Wan Kenobi’s Lightsaber

Obi-Wan Kenobi's third lightsaber was the third, and final, lightsaber to be constructed and wielded by Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi during the Clone Wars after he lost his second one prior to the First Battle of Geonosis. He would eventually use this lightsaber to duel his fallen apprentice Darth Vader on Mustafar, and would continue to wield the weapon during his 19-year exile on Tatooine up until his death at the hands of Vader during their rematch on the Death Star. Obi-Wan's second apprentice Luke Skywalker would later use this weapon's design as a basis for the construction of his second lightsaber. This lightsaber hilt was 29.2 cm long. The 3D hilt has 11 parts that fit together and need glue to keep it in place. I like this lightsaber because it is well known and was used in my favorite movie; The Revenge of the Sith.

Step 5: Anakin Skywalker’s Lightsaber

Anakin Skywalker's second lightsaber was the weapon constructed and wielded by Jedi Knight Anakin Skywalker. Built as a replacement for Anakin's first lightsaber, it was carried by its creator throughout the Clone Wars and after Anakin turned against the Jedi Order by joining the Sith Lord Darth Sidious. On the Battle of Mustafar, Obi Wan took it and left for exile. Later on, Obi-Wan gave it to Luke Skywalker on Tatooine. After that, Luke lost the Lightsaber to Darth Vader on Bespin. Then, Katana gave it to Rey but she rejected it. After that, Finn used it to duel against Kylo Ren. Ren thought it belonged to him, so he tried to take it. Finally, Rey took it using the force and dueled against Ren. Later, she buried the Lightsaber along with Leia Organa’s on Tatooine. This lightsaber is known also as the Skywalker Lightsaber. It is 28 cm long. This lightsaber hilt was 29.2 cm long. The 3D hilt has 16 parts that fit together and need glue to keep it in place. It is my favorite because overall, the Graflex is my favorite lightsaber in the movies.

Step 6: Darth Vader’s Lightsaber

Darth Vader's lightsaber was the personal lightsaber of Darth Vader, a Sith Lord who served as Darth Sidious' last apprentice and supreme military commander of the Galactic Empire. He built the weapon after he lost his previous saber during a skirmish on Cabarria. The lightsaber would later be used to destroy Obi-Wan Kenobi and cut off the right hand of his son, Luke Skywalker. During their confrontation on the second Death Star, Luke returned the favor, cutting off the right hand of Darth Vader. It is 28 cm long, like many other lightsabers. The 3D hilt has 18 parts that fit together and need glue to keep it in place. I like this lightsaber because of its bubble switch activator and the detail that pretty much matches exactly with the real one.

Step 7: Luke Skywalker’s Lightsaber

Luke Skywalker's lightsaber was the first lightsaber constructed by Luke Skywalker and the second one he owned. This weapon's design was based on schematics Luke found in his mentor's hut on Tatooine. While the final product remained largely faithful to these designs, Luke simplified the weapon considerably, as this was his first attempt at constructing a lightsaber. That’s why it looks pretty similar to Obi-Wan’s lightsaber. The hilt is 28 cm long. The 3D hilt has 15 parts that fit together and need glue to keep it in place. I overall like this design, and think it captures the hilt pretty accurately.

Step 8: The End!!

Thanks for viewing this Instructable! Hope you liked all of their designs. All of their designs are on my account and their is a link to that below. Make sure to show me your designs in the comments below. Don’t be discouraged if you do not have a 3D printer. You can always make something on TinkerCad. Or, you can either find a MakerSpace lab where you can print your design or find a company who can print your design. You don’t have to make what someone tells you to. The possibilities are endless!

Link to TinkerCad- https://www.tinkercad.com/

Link to my Account- https://www.tinkercad.com/users/2Fo8Lbb4fLo-joash...

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    7 Comments

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    194jj01
    194jj01

    1 year ago

    Some very neat and detailed models!! Should deserve to win!

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    seamster
    seamster

    1 year ago

    These are some incredible models, very nicely done!! : )

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    3ddesignteacher
    3ddesignteacher

    Reply 1 year ago

    Thanks! But I can’t tell if it published. Did it? I hope so!! Do you think it’s worthy enough to win? Are you an admin?

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    seamster
    seamster

    Reply 1 year ago

    This is published live, and yes I am an admin on the site.

    Your designs look great; if you wanted to include some instructional information on how you made them (photos of the phases of the build, or design tips and techniques) - this type of information is what makes an instructable really stand out. I'll add some links to other helpful resources for new authors below, if you're interested. Keep up the good work!

    https://www.instructables.com/class/How-to-Write-an-Instructable-Class/

    https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Create-a-Feature-Worthy-Instructable/

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    3ddesignteacher
    3ddesignteacher

    Reply 1 year ago

    Seamster, the problem is that I didnt make it, my students did, so they would have to explain how they made it. And they never took photos throughout the design process, so that would be a problem. Do you think it has a chance to win?

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    seamster
    seamster

    Reply 1 year ago

    Instructables that are submitted to contests are weighed on how well they meet the contest theme and the criteria outlined in the official contest rules (linked on the contest page).

    Anything that could be done to flesh out the how-to aspect of an instructable would only increase the chances of being a contender for a prize. For Tinkercad models, they can be opened and disassembled to grab screenshots of the various components. These images could be included with some written instruction on the design process, for example.

    These are just ideas off the top of my head, if it helps! : )

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    3ddesignteacher
    3ddesignteacher

    Reply 1 year ago

    So, would it be better if I showed the various components?