Who can forget the first time they saw the epic battle between Obi-Wan Kenobi and Darth Vader? Who can forget the whirling hum of lightsabers as the two adversaries faced off against each other in George Lucas’ epic space drama? Whether you saw that scene more than thirty years ago, or just yesterday, you know the thrill that you felt imagining that you too could have your very own Star Wars Lightsabers.
The lightsaber was first created by George Lucas. He wanted to create a weapon that would make the Jedi stand apart from the common rabble, both Rebels and Imperial troopers alike. So he created a light sword, thinking that this weapon would help create a sense of mysticism and an arcane quality to the order. Like the Crusaders of old, the lightsword became a symbol for the Jedi which represented their oath to uphold justice and peace throughout the galaxy.
In the immortal words of Obi-Wan Kenobi “Anyone can use a blaster or a fusioncutter – but to use a lightsaber well was a mark of someone a cut above the ordinary”. It is the Jedi weapon of choice and requires both strength and dexterity to wield as well as a mastery of the use of the power of the Force. Unfortunately, not only Jedi masters could wield this weapon – Sith lords were equally proficient in their mastery of these powerful blades.
In the stories and movies, a lightsaber is described as a weapon with a pure plasma blade, suspended in a force containment field. The handle of the blade is metallic and about 30 centimeters long. The blade of pure energy emerges from the jewelled handle on the hilt with a touch of a button. Each lightsaber is custom built by a Jedi or Sith master as testament to their mastery of the Force and built their own lightsaber as proof of completing their training. This weapon is so powerful, it is said to be able to cut through anything – anything other than the blade of another lightsaber, that is.
George Lucas used different techniques to create the lightsaber in the movies. He had one model that with a motorized hilt that spun a blade which was covered in reflective material. But this version was fragile and difficult to manoeuvre. They were awful as far as sparring weapons went and resulted in an inconsistent and colorless glow on screen. Custom Lightsabers for Sale in the UK
Eventually, Lucas hit upon an idea of using rotoscoping to paint the glow for the light sword into each frame of the film where it appeared. Though this was time consuming, it was the technique that created the visual effect we see in A New Hope aw well as The Phantom Menace.
Now you can have your very own Star Wars Force FX Lightsabers, modelled after the lightsabers featured in George Lucas’ Star Wars Epic series of movies and books. Each blade is modelled after a particular character’s blade in the Star Wars series. You can choose from a variety of different styles. You can carry Anakin Skywalker’s blue blade, as seen in Revenge of the Sith. Maybe you want to hold the green blade of the diminutive Jedi master, Yoda. Perhaps you wish, instead, to wield Darth Maul’s battle damaged red blade. Sold with a special piece to connect two blades, you can transform your one blade into a double-bladed lightsaber with ease.