It’s a dream most of us have had since childhood, and it could soon be a reality. Yes, you could actually make your own lightsaber thanks to Adaptive Saber Parts.
It’s essentially a modular kit in the same vein as the Project Ara smartphone. Piece the bits together, and you can make a Jedi weapon that’s uniquely yours.
To start with, the firm offers over 100 metal parts in three different finishes, giving you a ton of possibilities. Each month, the firm will release a new expansion set.
Want to take the next step on from just a hilt and have a true working lightsaber you can actually duel with? The firm offers ‘plug and play’ no solder electronics kits that let you upgrade to a light-up blade.
They’re even hardwearing enough to withstand a proper Jedi battle, so you and a pal can whack them against each other to your heart’s content. “If you strike me down, I will become more powerful than you can possibly imagine” etc. Or, if you prefer, “I see your Schwarz is as big as mine“.
Prices start at $150 (£96) for the hilt only, and $225 (£144) for the hilt plus blade. If you want the whomp sound effects too – and who doesn’t? – it’ll set you back $350 (£224). A bargain, we think you’ll agree.
It’s passed its funding goal and will start shipping in November.