The lightsaber is the weapon of a Jedi, an elegant armament of a more civilized time. In comparison, blasters are crude, inaccurate and loud affairs. To carry a lightsaber is an example of incredible skill and confidence, dexterity and attunement to the Force.
Our Jedi weaponsmasters "Obi-Shawn" Crosby and David Milano will show you how you can build your own lightsaber handle to hang on your belt, with no machine shop required! Constructing your own saber is an important part of every Jedi's training, so you'll want to be sure to attend. We'll have several examples of fan-built hilts to pass around, and some of the official licensed replicas and toys available to compare them to. We'll explain the various options you have to customize one of your very own. If you already have a work in progress, bring it!
During the 3-hour session, we will build several lightsabers, all different, to show you how you can put the pieces together to make your own. We'll explain where to find the big parts you need (at a hardware store and an automotive supply store), and hand out instruction sheets with photos showing what the parts look like that you might need. The four principal pieces are the "emitter" or beam end, the main shaft, the control box, and the pommel/end cap for the other end. We're not providing these pieces, because that's where you have the greatest opportunity to individualize your prop to your own character and personality.
For a $10 materials fee, we'll give you a bag of materials to use to decorate your own light saber, including at least one unique nurnie that none of the other bags have, and a belt clip for wearing your finished piece. With the shopping suggestions in the worksheet, you should be able to finish your project on your own for about another twenty dollars; or if you've already gone shopping for the main pieces, bring them and work on it with us!
If you don't have the time to sit through the whole session, you can drop in and just get the handouts; and pick up your bag of parts, if your name's on the list.
To get on the list for the materials, send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.