We know how hard it is to make a lightsaber out of plastic.
But that’s where the makers at Axios come in.
We’ve seen them build more than 50 Star Wars toys over the years.
And we’ve never seen one like this lightsaber.
[Photo by: Axios]We know how tough it is, but how do you make a real lightsaber out in the dark?
The Axios team built this lightsaber out by hand.
[Image by: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images]Here’s what you need to do to make this lightsaber in your garage:1.
Grab a lightsaber base, metal sheet, and a piece of metal tubing.2.
Cut the metal sheet and tubing into two sections, making sure they’re all the same width.3.
Cut another piece of tubing, then put the two pieces of tubing together, as shown.4.
Cut one more piece of tube, then add another piece.5.
Put the two together.
[Credit: Axio]Now that’s a real-world lightsaber, and we’re pretty impressed with how much detail the Axios crew put into this one.
We even like the fact that the lightsaber itself is made of metal.
The handle is also plastic.
[Featured Image by: Daniel Macias/Bloomberg/Getty Images]Axios even included a special lightsaber base for those who want to create their own lightsaber.
We could definitely see that happening.
[Warning: This post contains spoilers for Star Wars: The Force Awakens.]
Here’s a quick video guide to making your own lightsaber out on your own.
If you want to learn how to make your own laser pistol or saber, you can check out the guide here.