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The Dark Side of nice part usage

Versatile as LEGO bricks are, sometimes there are pieces that are just…challenging…to work with. There are common but annoying parts like big ugly rock pieces. There are wacky things like a rare Duplo stand from a short-lived licensed theme. Whatever the case, it takes a special kind of builder to take these elements and see them in new ways. A kind of part mastery. Some might even say….Jedi mastery. For example, LEGO builder Logan W. has taken the normally single-purpose Bionicle Midak Skyblaster cannon and incorporated it into an impressive replica of Darth Vader’s iconic lightsaber. The cannon forms the emitter shroud, while the hilt is made from strips of black tile connected to octagonal bar frames and a Technic racing wheel rim.

Darth Vader's Lightsaber

Logan was inspired by a Two-Piece-Only lightsaber created by The Igzer. The two pieces in use there are the aforementioned Midak Skyblaster cannon and a bit of Bionicle shoulder armor. If you’re looking for a minimalist approach to Jedi weaponry, you should check that build, too!

I see you have built a new lightsaber....

….Your training is complete, bruceywan.  Bruce Lowell, Jedi Lego master, has made a 1:1 replica of Luke Skywalker’s lightsaber from A New Hope with a full length blade using 300+ 3×3 radar dishes  for MocAthalon 2013 on MOCPages. It’s not  as clumsy or as random as a blaster, but an elegant weapon for a more civilized age.

LEGO Luke Skywalker's Lightsaber

The Force is strong with this one...

Scott Peterson’s (aka scott34567) skills are now complete with these incredibly detailed, screen accurate Star Wars Lightsabers.

Each Lightsaber is 1:1.


Continue to his photo set and see his wide selection of lightsabers, some brick built and some CAD, but all expertly designed.