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YouTuber creates real-life ‘Star Wars’ lightsaber that slices steel

What Star Wars fan doesn’t love lightsabers? They are iconic with the franchise and in my years as a fan and a writer, I’ve seen so many lightsabers – at conventions, guild meetups, costume parties and even for Halloween – but none hold a candle to this one. It’s one-of-a-kind, at least for now. A real working plasma lightsaber. It’s expensive, it’s intricate, and this engineer did it! He and his team have been creating lightsabers for over four years now, but this is their first working plasma-based lightsaber that actually slices through steel. It’s over 3,000 degrees! And the best part? He made a video to tell and show you exactly how they did it. Be warned: you probably can’t do this at home. But it’s super cool to see how they do it! The video of him making this, which is part of his “Make it Real” series,…

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History of Lightsabers in Star Wars Games 1983 – 2020

Nothing is as iconic to Star Wars as the lightsaber. Everyone, even people who are not fans of the franchise, is familiar with the infamous lightsabers. The latest Star Wars game, Jedi Fallen Order, has a heavy focus on lightsabers. It’s basically a lightsaber-focused combat game. Which brings up a fun and interesting point: How many Star Wars games have their been to feature lightsabers and lightsaber battles? These glowy weapons have become synonymous with Star Wars over the years. Let’s take a look back on all the games with lightsabers from 1983 to today. That’s exactly what Bombastic has done here in this video. Grab some popcorn or your favorite snacks and settle on in for a fun overview. Some of these games are probably older than some of you reading this. But give it a watch and let us know what you think. It covers PC and console…

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10 Fascinating Facts about Obi-Wan Kenobi’s Lightsaber from Star Wars Canon

10 Fascinating Facts about Obi-Wan Kenobi's Lightsaber from Star Wars Canon

Star Wars is an epic-space media franchise that has a collection of comic books and animated films. They feature renowned characters such as Obi-Wan Kenobi. Kenobi is a legendary Jedi master who is the main character in several video games such as Battlefront 11 and Star Wars: Obi-Wan. Pennsylvania Lottery offers a welcome bonus at pa iLottery to Star Wars fans who play online video games. The casino allows you to choose different lightsabers for Obi-Wan. Read on to learn more about Kenobi’s lightsaber. Ewan Picked His Lightsaber The Lucasfilm crew filmed The Phantom Menace. They played with Kenobi’s saber for a while. Lucasfilm had to use the Alec Guiness characters to produce the original Phantom Menace. The crew experimented different styles. Prop folks created new saber styles from which Ewan chose the first Obi-Wan lightsaber. Obi-Wan Used Three Sabers All Jedi masters live dangerous lives. As a Jedi, it…

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Top 10 Most Unique Lightsabers [video]

What Star Wars fan doesn’t love lightsabers? They are one of the most iconic parts of Star Wars. Even people who have not seen the movies and don’t consider themselves fans will recognize a lightsaber. So with this in mind, have you ever sat down and thought about some of the coolest ones? What are the most awesome lightsabers you’ve seen in Star Wars? Well, if you’ve never thought about it, rest assured that someone else has. Many someones, in fact, and they have requested that The Scoundrel’s Cantina make this really great video showing the 10 most unique lightsabers in the Star Wars universe. So check it out and tell us what you think. Do you agree with the list? Did your favorite make it in? Here’s the list and you can see them all in the video below: 10. Tera Sinube, Darth Maul, Haazen Sabercane 9. Pong Krell’s Double Bladed…

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Darth Malgus Lightsaber (Ultrasabers Malice)

L We love lightsabers (who doesn’t) and we love the people who make them a reality. This iconic Star Wars piece got many of us excited when we saw them for the first time as kids. There’s nothing quite like it and you’d run around using sticks or whatever similar object you could find to wield and fight your own battles in the backyard. So where to grown up Star Wars fans go to find their lightsabers? Whether you’re looking for one for fun, for a prop, or as part of your cosplay getup, you can’t go wrong with you get one from someone who really knows what they’re doing. The design, the attention to detail, the craftsmanship, and that iconic glow make the lightsaber truly something special. In this video, you can see the Darth Malgus lightsaber as part of his magnificent collection. As the channel explains, “You have…

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Unstable Arbiter’s Lightsaber comming to SWTOR

BioWare posted a tweet teasing the new Kylo Ren like lightsaber coming with the new pack on Tuesday. Introducing the Anarchist Pack’s Unstable Arbiter’s Lightsaber, coming to a Cartel Market near you on 2/9! #StarWars pic.twitter.com/6M7TbCj3sk — The Old Republic (@SWTOR) 5. februar 2016 If you have issue viewing the twitter post, check out the direct link here:https://pbs.twimg.com/tweet_video/CaeZup2W8AA1GIr.mp4 Apparently they will be available as both normal and duel bladed light saber in the Anarchist’s Pack coming February 9. Join the forum discussion on this post

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Kylo Ren’s Lightsaber and KOTOR – Is There a Link?

If you’ve seen the new film already (and if you haven’t, how are you avoiding the spoilers?!) then you may have even picked up on this already, especially if you were a big KOTOR player/fan. Some are saying there is a possible link between Kylo Ren’s lightsaber in Star Wars: The Force Awakens and the old beloved Star Wars video game, Knights of the Old Republic. If this link is true, it could bring things around in terms of Star Wars film canon. Eurogamer.net takes a look at this theory: There’s a believable link between Kylo Ren’s crossguard Lightsaber and, specifically, Knights of the Old Republic 2, although KOTOR1 and Star Wars: The Old Republic have to be included because of their shared timeline and, particularly, main character Revan. The link regards the origins of Kylo Ren’s Lightsaber, and a revelatory paragraph in a “Visual Dictionary” book accompanying the film….

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See How the First Lightsaber Was Designed

  You can’t think about Star Wars without thinking of lightsabers. Even non-fans will think of sabers when they hear “Star Wars”. Yahoo Movies has an interesting piece for us, complete with video, that tells how the first lighsaber was designed. Gwynne Watkins tells us: Star Wars set decorator Roger Christian always knew that the lightsaber would be one of his most important creations. It was the Excalibur of George Lucas’s universe, the weapon that would save the galaxy. There was just one problem: He had no idea what it should look like. In this exclusive behind-the-scenes clip from the Star Warsdigital collection (available on multiple platforms Friday), Christian demonstrates how a discarded piece of camera equipment led to his iconic design for the lightsaber. Christian, who won an Oscar for his work on Star Wars, tells Yahoo Movies that the special effects department’s early designs for the lightsaber looked…

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Could We Ever Build a Real LIGHTSABER?

We all saw the new Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer, right? Like, 100 times? And whether you’re a fan of the new lightsaber or you think it’s goofy, I’m sure we’d all love to get our hands on a real life version of this Jedi broadsword. But is such a thing even possible? While we can’t exactly control light to that degree, some exciting research has shown that we can make photons clump together like molecules under very peculiar circumstances. How are we able to boss light around, and what possible application could there be for this technology? Check out the video below. Also remember to check out our article on how Lightsabers work

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13 Things You Probably Don’t Know About Lightsabers

How can you be a Star Wars fan without loving the iconic lightsaber? They are as much a part of the Star Wars story as Darth Vader and Luke and Leia. Yet there is so much we don’t really know about lightsabers. There is so much to the story of how they came to be and what role they played in the Star Wars universe. I remember when I was new to SWTOR in the very beginning and my favorite part of the game was the quest to make your very own lightsaber. I loved it because of how it reminded me of Star Wars lore. It was magical and mystical and everything I imagined it would be like to craft your very own lightsaber. So while we’re exploring the topic, here is a very interesting article. Also remember to check out our in depth articles on Light sabers from…

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New Color Crystals and an Exciting Surprise!

Not long ago we brought you some datamined updates from swtor_miner and now he has some more great info for us. It’s all about new color crystals hopefully on the way and a little insight that he says really “blew his mind”. So are you ready? First he explains the new color crystals: This all started with my quest to discover a list of new color crystals that were added to the game. The easiest place I thought to look is at the English UI element lists, so I started there. And here’s what I found: Key: Available Color Crystal – Unavailable Color Crystal Available Dye – Unavailable Dye Red, Green, Blue, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black, White, Orange, Purple, Black-Yellow, Black-Blue, Black-Green,Black-Light Blue, Black-Light Red, Black-Orange, Black-Purple, Black-Red, Black-White, Razer Green, Light Blue, Light Red, Orange-Yellow, Pink-Purple, Orange-Red, Cyan-Blue, Lime-Green, Derelict Purple, Golden Yellow, Silver Blue, Emerald Green, Light Green, White Black, Copper, Vivid Green Black/Black, Black/White, White/White, White/Black, White/Light Orange, Dark Brown/White, Dark Green/White ,Deep Pink/Deep Purple, Medium Gray/White, Medium…

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DEATHMATCH II – Darth Malgus Versus Sora Bulq

Last week we introduced Star Wars Expanded Universe expert, Jensaarai1 and featured Episode 7 of his Versus Series, Darth Malgus Versus Count Dooku. Coincidentally and almost magically as if the Force itself was involved, Jensaari1 releases his first Versus episode for 2013, episode 11, that very night – 41 minutes of calculated lightsaber dueling Sith/Jedi analysis! He uses Darth Malgus once again. This time he pits Malgus against former Jedi Master turned Sith, Sora Bulq of the Clone Wars era! Both are power houses. Who will win? Only Jensaarai1, the Nerd-Rage Ranter knows! Feel free to share your opinion on this battle. Did you disagree or agree with his conclusion? Why or why not? If the force permits, I hope to see more of Jensaarai’s “Versus Series” featuring more legends from SWTOR and even its predecessor, KOTOR. When he does, you will be sure to find out about it, here…

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Darth Malgus Versus Count Dooku DEATHMATCH

by FrelsAreN, DeviantART   by lelmer77, DeviantART  Jensaarai1 aka the Nerd-Rage Ranter, a video blogger on YouTube, is probably one of the greatest experts on Star Wars I have seen in some time. He appears to be well versed in all the movies, both of the Clone Wars series and the comic book series (Dark Horse). I have not heard him mention the novels in his analyses, but I wouldn’t put it passed him. Rest assured he is an expert on the Expanded Universe of Star Wars, which pretty much trumps those who only know about the movies when it comes to general Star Wars knowledge. What really impresses me is his unique knowledge on everything that is the lightsaber, which is impeccable. He made a 10 episode series throughout 2012, called the “Versus Series” where he pits Jedi against Jedi, Sith against Sith and Jedi against Sith in “what…

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SWTOR Guide to Lightsaber Crystals

Star Wars: The Old Republic has many interesting features like the rare crystals that make your lightsaber different colors. These are fun to collect and some of them can be a real challenge. Here’s a guide to some of the color crystals in the game. Remember that these can change at any time. We will try to update the guide accordingly. Remember to check out this post on Light saber hilts. Common Crystals You can find the blue, green, red and yellow crystals in Artifice. These are the most common gems so they are the easiest to locate. You can also find them in the vendor sabers gear. The orange color gems are “high level artifice” that can be reached at level 400. In Alderaan, the orange crystals drop from Ulgo Siegebreaker, Corusant Worldboss and Nar Shadda Worldboss. Black Core Colors There are four black core colors in the game. You can…

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Do You Ever Wonder How Lightsabers Got their Famous Sound?

Well now you can hear the story as Ben Burtt talks about creating the sounds for the lightsabers in Star Wars. As he worked on “A New Hope”, Burtt probably wasn’t aware that he was inventing modern sound design. This is a really cool video to help you learn more about lightsabers came to have this distinct sound that we all know and recognize from the movies, games and even toy lightsabers (yes, I own a few of those). Check out the awesome video to learn more. Also remember to check our old “How stuff works” post on Lightsabers. Who knows, you might learn something 🙂 Join the forum discussion on this post

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SWTOR vendors will sell ultra-rare most-wanted white Lightsaber crystals

Remember when players really wanted those ultra-rare white Lightsaber crystals? Lightsaber crystals are one of the most-wanted novelty items in SWTOR. Who doesn’t want to have their own lightsaber? Most Star Wars fans can agree with this one. Now what if you had the option to control what color your lightsaber beam was? Again, most will agree that this is a great feature. But in SWTOR, it’s not as easy as just wishing for a certain color (where is the Force when you really need it?) Instead, you will need to obtain crystals that change your existing lightsaber color to the color of your choice. BioWare has recently revealed the very popular white lightsaber crustal will be available in the game and you can buy it from computer-brained vendors. BioWare revealed this information in a blog post about future game changes. “”In related news, a very limited number of pure white…

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SWTOR Lightsabers and Icons with Matching Hilt

One of the big appeals to playing a Star Wars game is the lightsabers. No matter what age you are or what kind of gamer you are, lightsabers are still pretty good. The good thing about SWTOR is that they have taken the time and energy to give us a good variety of lightsabers within the game. We have written about this before and if you’ve played a character all the way up to 50 (or even close to that), you’ve probably already seen that there are tons of lightsabers you will come across yourself as you play. Not every character can use every lightsaber. Some are light or darkside specific. Some are class-specific and some are only available to one side or the other (faction) but there is a real appeal to these different weapons, their colors and even the careful attention that went into the different hilt designs….

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How to Find a Magenta Adegan Crystal: BioWare Explains

Adegan crystals were commonly used by Jedi as a main component of a lightsaber. Also known as “Ilum crystals””. BioWare tells us How to Find a Magenta Adegan Crystal for yourself, if you can figure it out, that is. Georg “Observer” Zoeller posts on the official forums: It’s actually not difficult at all. There is no RNG element involved, nor do you need to be running around in endgame gear to obtain it, nor do you need an Operation to do so. You may need a bit of time, but not a crazy amount either. All classes are capable of obtaining it. Think of it as something like a datacron. Of course you also need to find an Artifice capable crafter with the recipe to turn the raw crystal it into a Lightsaber crystal, but for the right price, I’m sure they’ll help you out. Honestly, I was a bit…

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