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Looks like Disney made a real lightsaber
« on: May 04, 2021, 12:36:07 PM »


So any ideas to how this works?


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Re: Looks like Disney made a real lightsaber
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2021, 03:40:37 PM »
Very interested in how they pulled it off, and if it's good for anything but looking impressive.  If it's just the looks, I have no problem with that, but obviously has dueling/staged combat implications. 

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Re: Looks like Disney made a real lightsaber
« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2021, 09:04:24 PM »
It Won’t be duel worthy I don’t think but it certainly looks the part for show/play and if it retracts also it will be amazing.


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Re: Looks like Disney made a real lightsaber
« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2021, 12:28:07 AM »
It doesn’t appear to be terribly bright either. And obviously that’s not the sound from it.
I am curious to see it up close though, could lead to all sorts of things for us.
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Re: Looks like Disney made a real lightsaber
« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2021, 02:57:23 AM »
That's also a very wide hilt for a blade that thin. Even by the Galaxy's Edge hilt standards. At a guess, a high power LED in something telescopic.

And whatever it is has a bit of mass and isn't secured to the hilt: there's a definite droop there. If you look at the still and line up a ruler to the edge of the blade, the blade is straight, but it's off the centreline of the hilt by about 1-2 degrees.
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Re: Looks like Disney made a real lightsaber
« Reply #5 on: May 05, 2021, 04:48:40 AM »
That's also a very wide hilt for a blade that thin. Even by the Galaxy's Edge hilt standards.

That was my thought at first, but then I though maybe the model is a small girl.

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Re: Looks like Disney made a real lightsaber
« Reply #6 on: May 05, 2021, 07:59:10 AM »
That's also a very wide hilt for a blade that thin. Even by the Galaxy's Edge hilt standards.

That was my thought at first, but then I though maybe the model is a small girl.

No, that's definitely a chunky saber. I'm no expert, but I looked at a lot of Graflexes for the FG challenge last year. It looks like a lot of the Graflex details that are visible have been changed to accommodate a much larger hilt: the grips look like they're barely taller than the body itself, the activation box looks shorter and the gap between the bunny ears and the emitter swoop is way wider than it should be.
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Re: Looks like Disney made a real lightsaber
« Reply #7 on: May 05, 2021, 11:01:50 AM »
Very interested in how they pulled it off, and if it's good for anything but looking impressive.  If it's just the looks, I have no problem with that, but obviously has dueling/staged combat implications.

It works like two tape measures back to back....


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Re: Looks like Disney made a real lightsaber
« Reply #8 on: May 05, 2021, 12:04:08 PM »
It doesn’t appear to be terribly bright either. And obviously that’s not the sound from it.
I am curious to see it up close though, could lead to all sorts of things for us.
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Re: Looks like Disney made a real lightsaber
« Reply #9 on: May 06, 2021, 05:43:56 AM »
It doesn’t appear to be terribly bright either. And obviously that’s not the sound from it.
I am curious to see it up close though, could lead to all sorts of things for us.
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I dunno, the more I'm looking into it, the more it looks like a gimmick to get the attention of the muggles. It looks cool, but apart from that, I'm just seeing drawbacks everywhere. You need a huge hilt, the blades are dim and don't look like they'd hold up to any impacts, very little real estate on the inside for anything else.

I would be curious to see one taken apart, just to see if there's any improvements that we can come up with, but I'm not exactly holding my breath.
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Re: Looks like Disney made a real lightsaber
« Reply #10 on: May 06, 2021, 06:39:18 AM »
They also don't show it retracting.  For most of the ideas I've had for this, that's the big engineering challenge.

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Re: Looks like Disney made a real lightsaber
« Reply #11 on: May 06, 2021, 08:20:30 AM »
They also don't show it retracting.  For most of the ideas I've had for this, that's the big engineering challenge.

Maybe this should be the 2022 Forum challenge: Make a better retracting saber than the House of Mouse  :wink:
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Re: Looks like Disney made a real lightsaber
« Reply #12 on: May 06, 2021, 10:29:37 AM »
The thing is it’s there and it works and should hopefully be improved on by the saber community and hopefully a new option for our custom sabers.

I don’t duel with my sabers they are for light play and display this would be an amazing option to have.


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Re: Looks like Disney made a real lightsaber
« Reply #13 on: May 06, 2021, 08:32:56 PM »
They also don't show it retracting.  For most of the ideas I've had for this, that's the big engineering challenge.

Maybe this should be the 2022 Forum challenge: Make a better retracting saber than the House of Mouse  :wink:

This is 'idea of the year' and really could drive the community farther than ever! Now that Disney is the spark that brings the idea out to be shown it can work... now it needs to be improved. Who better.



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Re: Looks like Disney made a real lightsaber
« Reply #14 on: May 07, 2021, 05:17:03 AM »
They also don't show it retracting.  For most of the ideas I've had for this, that's the big engineering challenge.

Maybe this should be the 2022 Forum challenge: Make a better retracting saber than the House of Mouse  :wink:

This is 'idea of the year' and really could drive the community farther than ever! Now that Disney is the spark that brings the idea out to be shown it can work... now it needs to be improved. Who better.

Can't a guy make an off-hand, snarky comment around here, without creating a revolutionary paradigm shift in saber technology? :cheesy:

I mean, made that comment in jest, but if folks want to, why the heck not? I don't think I'd participate in it myself, though, but it'd be pretty cool to see what comes out of it.
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