WannaWanga: Roy’s Saber Parts Shop | Lightsaber Company Spotlight

WannaWanga: Roy’s Saber Parts Shop is a custom lightsaber parts store based in the Netherlands. WannaWanga specializes in screen accurate lightsabers parts inspired by Original Trilogy and Sequel Trilogy lightsaber hilts. Lightsaber parts available in the WannaWanga store include: T-track grips, clamp cards, bubble cards, wires, greeblies, and other parts. The WannaWanga website also features … Read more

What is a Graflex clamp? | Lightsaber Terminology

Graflex clamp

A Graflex clamp is a lightsaber part comprised of a metal fastening assembly that encircles the midsection of a vintage 1930s/1940s era Graflex 3 Cell Flashgun. Although the mounting clamp is designed to attach to the flashgun to the camera, Star Wars prop makers salvaged and slightly modified a real world Graflex 3 Cell Flashgun … Read more

Lightsaber Clamp Card vs Bubble Strip

Graflex and MPP sabers

Lightsaber clamp card vs bubble strip; which do you prefer on a lightsaber hilt? Does it really just depend on the specific hilt model? Let’s compare the two most common types of activation plate styles. Both clamp cards and bubble strips are commonly associated with Star Wars: Original Trilogy style lightsabers. The main similarities between … Read more

What is a bubble strip? | Lightsaber Terminology

lightsaber bubble strip

A lightsaber bubble strip, sometimes called a bubble card, is a greeblie (i.e. decorative piece) added to the activation box of a lightsaber hilt. Bubble Strip Usage on Lightsaber HiltsThe bubble strip is most commonly associated with lightsabers from Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. All three lightsabers in Star Wars Episode IV: A … Read more

What is an activation box? | Lightsaber Terminology

lightsaber from various companies

An activation box is a rectangular lightsaber component that’s typically located within the middle of the lightsaber hilt or possibly a bit toward the pommel of the lightsaber hilt. An activation box is most commonly associated with Original Trilogy lightsabers, including: Obi-Wan Kenobi’s lightsaber, Darth Vader’s lightsaber, and both of Luke Skywalker’s lightsabers. Some custom lightsaber companies … Read more

What is a greeblie? | Lightsaber Terminology

closeup on Saberforge Avenger red thumb screw greeblie

Greeblies are small, decorative pieces that add the finishing touches to a lightsaber hilt. Primarily ornamental, a greeblie may or may not serve a function. Some greeblies serve a purely decorative purpose while other greeblies serve a minor function. Although a greeblie may serve a minor function, often a simpler, cheaper or less ornate component … Read more