Have you ever wanted a lightsaber. You cant have an exact replica, but you can build a lightsaber cheaply and a close replica. You will need these following items. Solder, slodering iron, hot glue gun' dremel,lightsaber hilt or PVC ,luexon led, batteries battery holder,switch,PolyC tube,JB weld,blade film or corbinfilm, end cap, luexon led holder,time, rubber washer(optional), a screw,tape, spray paint, soundboard, and a colimator lens. Most can be bought on TCSS the custom saber shop. IF you dont have a soldering iron you can use a hot glue gun.
Step 1: The Blade
Parts needed- Soldering iron and solder,led with holder, hot glue gun,switch, hilt, batteries, battery holder,blade film,colimator lens, and end cap.
First take a rod and wrap your film around it. Next insert the rod into the blade. Insert the film inside the blade. Pop the cap onto the end of the blade. Glue the LED to the holder. Drill a hole in your hilt where your awitch is to go. Place the switch in the hold and then solder it to the battery and the LED. DO NOT STARE DIRECTLY AT THE LED IT IS A TYPE OF LASER AND CAN HURT YOUR EYES.
Step 2: The Hilt (for PVC)
Draw a diagram and cut it out with a dremel. Drill holes where you want knobs and using a screw hold the rubber washer in. Cut any grooves and customize your hilt , but make sure it is a good hilt an balanced. Once your hilt is finished you can paint it, I would wrap tape around it because PVC and spray paint dont stick. Put your soundboard in along with your batteries. Attach your blade to the hilt. If the blade does not fit use JB weld and a coupling let the JB weld dry for 16 hours DO NOT TOUCH IT UNLESS YOU WANT A CROOKED BLADE.
Step 3: Finishing Steps
Attach the blade to the hilt and test it. The lightsaber is complete
Step 4: Finish
Your lightsaber is done you can impress your friends and make them one. Be careful when getting your lightsaber near water. You now have a replica and it was cheap and hopefully you learned. This is a good craft for a weekend and a great project for any star wars fans.
Step 5: Sound
There are different types of soundboards the obsibian is a great sound board or you can use hasbro soundboards out of a fx lightsaber. You can watch the video of what the hasbro sound is like.