(Last Updated Tuesday, November 14, 2000 19:30:21)
This site contains complete
instructions, drawings, photos, and parts lists for building your own light saber. The
design I developed contains, for the most part, parts that are very easy to find and quite
inexpensive. I think, even if you have to buy the chrome tube (the most expensive single
item) and include batteries and a light source, your total cost will be only about
from Kansas City (USA) had the honor of being our 100,000th visitor, at
5:35 p.m. (EDT) on October 30, 2000.
from Jedi Wilcox: Ive been very busy lately, and am way
behind in answering my Jedi e-mail. I will catch up soon. So, if youve
e-mailed me and havent heard back, be patient (as any Jedi should).
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VHS Widescreen Rated: PG
This limited-edition boxed set (only 1.5 million made) contains a
widescreen version of the film, a behind-the-scenes documentary, the
Art of Star Wars Episode I - The Phantom Menace, and a mounted
35mm filmstrip. The documentary and widescreen version of the film are only
available in this set, but if you really want to, you can order
the pan-and-scan version here
What Was This Man Thinking?
Or perhaps it is more appropriate to ask, Was
this man thinking?
As the opening of Star Wars
Episode I: The Phantom Menace approached, I got the idea that it would be fun to
attend the screening dressed as a Jedi. While costumes were being constructed for my sons
and I, I realized that I didnt have my own light saber, although my sons (except the
4-month-old) have toy ones. Recalling that each Jedi constructs his own light saber as
part of his training, I realized that I didnt need to build an exact prop replica,
merely achieve a certain look. So, I scoured the Web (and my cellar, and a
couple of hardware stores) to see what was available, and built this saber over a couple
The design is easy to build, and
Ive included instructions which are, I hope, easy to follow, and supplemented these
with photos and drawings as well as a complete parts list.
AFAQis available which
addresses the questions I get asked most often.
is a nonfunctional saber. (The technology does not exist
yet to produce a functional one.) Remember, I built this because I wanted to have a
realistic looking light saber hilt prop to wear with my Jedi costume.
The light inside it is used to
illuminate the calculator bubbles (see the parts list
and photos) on the handle, and to shine through the electron tube.
The light is cool-looking, but would not be confused with a real light saber blade (if
such existed). Essentially, you could think of it as a low-powered flashlight. See our FAQ for more information.
E-mail me with questions, suggestions, or your own experiences.
Thanks! Jedi Wilcox
For custom-made Jedi Knight
at excellent prices, visit
Juana Quinlans Space Knights page.
The instructions are finished for the absolutely
cheapest, virtually indestructible, infinitely whackable, extremely easy to
build noodle saber. Total cost of parts: less than
The honor and fame
of being our 50,000th visitor goes to Richie, who dropped in about 6:14
p.m. on Wednesday, August 8, 1999. Congratulations! He is also the first person of our
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