I think we're just trying to be patient. At this point, I haven't heard that either Jango or Ultra has taken ownership of the sabers, so I'm guessing they are still with Derek. I'd love some confirmation of that, if Derek or Ultra tune in to this thread any time in the near future.
To be honest, I'm about to write off the whole thing. If Derek has them, and won't send them to us unassembled, or to Ultra or Jango for completion, we're just out of luck. Unless someone is planning to physically go visit Derek, which is unlikely, and if there's no movement on his end, I don't see anything that can be done. I don't mind the wait (well, I do sort of mind the wait being this long), but it is the silence that's the death knell in my opinion. No one is saying anything, which means we're probably at a stalemate. No winners on either side. To quote Morrissey "When you say it's gonna happen "now", well, when exactly do you mean? See, i've already waited too long, and all my hope is gone" My hope isn't completely gone just yet, but it's darn close.
Well, the idea was fun, at least.