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Get your own real lightsaber

I always wanted to have one of those lightsabers ever since I watched the first Star Wars movie where they were featured prominently. Back when I was a kid, we used to build our own lightsabers using flashlights, sticks, swords and everything else that looked at least somewhat like them. Most of it was done by imagination though back then but that did not keep us from enjoying the fights tremendously.

Using those replacements did not make a big difference for us kids but it surely would feel awkward to do this as an adult.

I did rejoice when I found out that someone was actually creating lightsabers and selling them for a price that is not really as high as expected. The creator is calling them lasersabers instead of lightsabers, probably because he does not want to get sued by Lucasfilms. The pictures and movies show the similarity between lasersabers and the ones from Star Wars. The only difference is that you can't melt iron with them of course but everything else looks really realistic.

I should point out that the guy from lasersaber is only producing the hilt for the laser and that the "crystal" has to be bought separately from another company. The hilt retails at about $100 while lasers seem to start at $100 as well.

Update: You can now buy lightsabers directly on the Wicked Lasers website, where they are available for purchase together with the lasers you need to power them. The current top of the line product, the Krypton, sets you back about $550 which includes the power output, an expanded lens kit and the lasersaber itself.

Update 2: Pricing seems to have dropped. You can now get the laser power output and the laser saber for about $400 instead of the previous price (the Krypton).

More powerful versions of the laser are now available. The top of the line laser with 750mW costs roughly $1000, and that is without saber.

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  1. shayn said on October 10, 2007 at 11:05 pm
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    PLEASE TELL ME WHERE THE CHEAPEST PLACE TO BUY A LIGHT SABER I WANT ONE PLEASE I WANT ONE SO BAD PLEASE TELL ME!!! TELL ME THE CHEAPEST PLACE IN EAST TEXAS.

  2. DJ said on January 5, 2008 at 8:57 am
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    yo lightsabers are gangsted

  3. paul said on March 18, 2008 at 2:06 pm
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    i want real lightsaber because i wanted to be trained in force i am interested in starwars i seen all epsiodes from clone war to new hope and i wish i had real lightsaber i live in nsw 61 baker street merrylands my mobile number is 0432111432 and i am south korean and i am 18 years old my birthday is in august 18th and i was born in 1989 and i am disability with my ear and i was born in australia and i am half korean and australian.thank you may the force be with you.

  4. josh said on June 27, 2008 at 3:48 pm
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    go to laser sabers.com you can get one for around 30 bucks

    1. razornfsmw said on May 13, 2010 at 4:06 pm
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      you can even go to instructables.com.and even bigyellowbox.tripod.com

  5. ian said on November 1, 2008 at 1:52 pm
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    i want a light saber send me one light saber pls in pampanga in the philippines im in balibago angeles city

  6. Raguel said on November 6, 2008 at 10:01 pm
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    thats pretty cool but the fact that whether the light is on or off there is still that tub there wouldnt it be a good idea to make that part simular to the toy lightsabers where its retractable so to “activate” it you would need to flip the sword a motion you would be doing anyway to activate the light this was just an idea tho

  7. sam said on November 14, 2008 at 7:20 pm
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    Hello fellow Jedis,

    I am currently in the process of making light sabers. I have found the elements needed but I am not giving out the secret because the government would steal my idea and take me away. If you want more information, please call me and maybe I can set up a blackmarket deal. My number is xxxxxxxxxxxxx, if I do not pick up please keep trying. May the force be with you.

    1. Angel brimhall said on September 1, 2011 at 4:41 am
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      I would like one…..text me 9018285575

  8. kyle said on December 20, 2008 at 3:40 am
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    hi u’m kyle i wouid love a light saber but the only thing is, i don’t know how to if someone couid can,they make one for me ok thank you bye.

  9. kyle said on December 20, 2008 at 3:48 am
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    it’s kyle again my address is st james village 1 on your right hand side when you get on grey bit post number 165 i think phone number
    0406-428-460

  10. chris mora said on December 20, 2008 at 8:43 pm
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    i want one

  11. Colton said on December 30, 2008 at 3:15 am
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    I just bought a lightsaber, and it gets me poon like no other!

  12. Anonymous said on March 16, 2009 at 11:24 pm
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    I know how to make a REAL lightsaber. I have not made it yet but I’m confident in my theory.

    1. razornfsmw said on May 13, 2010 at 4:07 pm
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      can you pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeease tell me how to make it

  13. Yoda said on August 18, 2009 at 8:05 pm
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    realy
    the lightsaber is real :-o where iget this saber can i ?
    May the force be with you friends

  14. Yoda said on August 18, 2009 at 8:06 pm
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    hey anonymous what about your theory is?

  15. me said on November 5, 2009 at 8:40 pm
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    WTF? this isnt a REAL ligthsaber. ive seen these before. i own one. its just like a long glass rod with a laser that makes it light up. I WANT SOMETING THATS GONNA CUT THROUGH METAL, not a little laser that lights up a piece of glass.

  16. adam said on November 21, 2009 at 4:22 am
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    cooilewasc

  17. William said on March 12, 2011 at 4:55 am
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    hi would you please send me a real lightsaber
    and the color i want is green

  18. kenton said on October 2, 2012 at 5:45 pm
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    Please send me one of those lightsaber I really want those things they look really cool I want those really bad

  19. kenton said on October 2, 2012 at 5:48 pm
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    If anyone can hear this please send me a lightsaber PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE

  20. christopher said on April 19, 2015 at 3:17 pm
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    What websites can you buy lightsabers from?

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