Sometimes I’ll find directions so good that they don’t need improving. The curator of The Big Yellow Box provides detailed, step-by-step instructions for building eight different types of lightsabers that look just like the “real” thing (minus the blade). I’ve made four different models. Any Star Wars fan who picks one up immediately starts making lightsaber noises and swinging them around the room.
They make great props for Halloween costumes as well as excellent mantle decorations. When given in pairs, they also make the nerdiest wedding presents anyone could ask for. Of course, since few people actually ask for lightsabers, even if they’re Star Wars fans, you might as well just surprise some happy couple and enjoy their looks of bewilderment. Read the rest of this entry »