FX Lightsaber construction set also known as Joe Jedi.
I was really excited about this when MR
announced it I think last year. Before I got my first MR FX I had the Hasbro version of this. The Hasbro was loose and of coarse toyish. However this saber is allot better than that. The parts fit very well and tight. It's definitely not as loose as I expected. There is a little movement between the pieces but not much. When put together with the five different pieces it takes to make a complete saber, it actually feels quite good in the hand. Spins well too. The core component fits just perfectly into a 1.5" sink tube, which is good for building your own hilt and slipping this into it;).
The three emitters are all made of metal as well as the pommels. However the rest of the parts are plastic.
They use a color code for helping users to put it together. There are two slots that run the length of the core one with a blue dot. All the other pieces have to two keysí that fit into the slots on the core component. One of which is painted Blue.
The other color code they use is on the other pieces (beside the emitter and the pommel) the front piece has a green ring the switch section has a red ring and the grip section has a Yellow ring. I have not tried using parts out of order yet but will try that later.
There is a switch that needs to be set before all the pieces are put on and that is the RBG switch, which picks the color and sound of the saber. R gives you a Red blade with the MR FX sith sound and single clash, where the G Green blade and B Blue Blade both gives the MR FX Jedi Sound with the three clash sounds.
The switch is a push on and push off type switch (Not momentary). I really like they way did the switch on this thing. The activator reseats into the core and the three different switch plates that are used have their own springs and act more like momentary switches. When pushed it pushes down the plunger turning on the unit and the separating from the switch in the core. When pushed again pushes down the plunger again turning off the core and again separating from the core switch. It works well.
ModifiedI forgot to mention that it does not come with a stand
I have not taken it apart yet to see what type of LED's it uses but it's not bad for lighting up the blade. It's not as bright as the LED strip but it will do for now.
In short I like this saber. Itís not my favorite but Iím glade itís in my collection.
Now for the pics.
Pics where taken durring day inside with windows open. I will try and do a update later when I can take some pics at night.
showing color code
Added blade pics at night
In the next series of pic I did a compairison of three saber blade brightness at night in a dark room. Also note the short blade on the FX construction lightsaber.
order of blade pics
Top) FX construction lightsaber
Middle) MR FX Vader ESB
bottom) Fan built LUX lll White with red filter and Ultrafiber Blade