How to Make an Easy Lightsaber Emitter Shroud | DIY Lightsaber Tutorial

I’m Alan Cheong of ACLightsabers and in this tutorial I’m going to show you how to make a shroud for your lightsaber hilt. The shrouds look metal, but they are actually made of vinyl-wrapped PVC.

Lightsaber Battery Maintenance Tips: What You Should Know

If you haven’t used your lightsaber for more than 2 or 3 months, then you need to check the state of your batteries. Checking your batteries is part of routine lightsaber maintenance that helps prevent damaging the battery and, in some cases, damaging the lightsaber itself.

How to Apply a Leather Wrap to Your Lightsaber Hilt | DIY Lightsaber Tutorial

Learn how to add a leather wrap to your lightsaber hilt in this DIY lightsaber tutorial by Khal Jahromi from KR Sabers.

Kyber Crystal RFID Hack | Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge

kyber crystal RFID

Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge kyber crystals are small, plastic crystal-shaped pieces equipped with an RFID chip. The kyber crystal RFID chip determines a Savi’s Workshop lightsaber blade color and unlocks character dialogue in a Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge Jedi Holocron and Sith Holocron. Each kyber crystal only unlocks one blade color and one set of … Read more

Why doesn’t the lightsaber blade fit in the hilt? | Troubleshooting 101

full size lightsaber blade

Sometimes a new lightsaber blade simply doesn’t seem fit in the lightsaber hilt. What gives? First of all, if a blade doesn’t  fit, don’t try to force the blade into the hilt. The blade might get stuck. A stuck lightsaber blade is a much worse problem than a blade that doesn’t fit in the hilt. Here … Read more

How to Display a Lightsaber Hilt WITHOUT a Stand

lightsaber hilt display without a stand

Some lightsaber hilts can be displayed on your bookshelf or on your table with a stand. Since most lightsabers are very cylindrical in shape, you need to be careful setting them on a flat surface because you don’t want them to roll off. That’s one of the reasons why people will buy a lightsaber stand, … Read more

How to PREVENT a Stuck Lightsaber Blade Plug

lightsaber blade plugs

If you’ve ever experienced a lightsaber blade plug getting stuck in your hilt’s blade socket, you know it’s a frustrating problem. Even worse, while attempting to remove the stuck blade plug you could accidentally damage the blade plug and lightsaber hilt in the process. Prevention is always better than troubleshooting after the fact, so let’s … Read more

Free Lightsabers for Everybody: An Interview with Thingiverse Lightsaber Designer Brad Harris

Brad Harris lightsabers

In his spare time, toy designer Brad Harris develops 1:1 scale 3D printed lightsaber hilts. He posts the lightsaber files for free on Thingiverse. Harris, who goes by the username CaseStudyno8, has posted 31 lightsaber hilts so far along with 4 other Star Wars props, including Chirrut Imwe’s Staff. All of his lightsaber designs are inspired … Read more

How to fix a lightsaber crackling sound problem | Troubleshooting 101

Saberforge Phoenix lightsaber pommel

Did your lightsaber start making a crackling sound when you turn it on, kind of like old Walkie Talkie static? The last time I booted up my Saberforge Phoenix, the sound quality emanating from the speaker seemed deteriorated and more crackly than before. Was the lightsaber speaker or internal electronics damaged or broken? Thankfully, no. … Read more

Handy Lightsaber Retention Screw Tool: Bondhus GorillaGrip set of 9 Hex Fold Up Keys full review

Bondhus GorrillaGrip set of 9 hex

The nine-piece GorillaGrip Fold Up Tool Set by Bondhus is a convenient tool for installing and removing screws from your lightsaber hilt, including: retention screws, Covertec wheel screws or any other screws requiring a hex key. Watch Handy Lightsaber Retention Screw Tool: Bondhus GorillaGrip set of 9 Hex Fold Up Keys full review on YouTube … Read more