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You can now 3D-print the ‘Star Wars’ crossguard lightsaber

Stop debating it and build the damn thing yourself.


Lisa Granshaw

Internet Culture

Posted on Dec 10, 2014   Updated on May 30, 2021, 12:42 am CDT

If there’s one thing about the Star Wars: The Force Awakens teaser trailer that will be remembered for igniting a great debate, it’s the new crossguard version of the franchise’s iconic lightsaber. As the debate about the lightsaber’s function and practicality continues to rage, FabShop has taken matters into its own hands by creating 3D printer plans for the design.

“As Makers, we couldn’t help but try to find out by ourselves if this ‘crossguard’ design was a good configuration or not,” they wrote on Instructables. “We decided to build one, with our army of 3D printers.”

“Of course,” they added, “the ‘darkness’ of the movie sequence and the lack of details on the weapon itself left a lot of place for imagination and interpretation.”

The result is a set of 3D plans that you can download and use to print your very own crossguard lightsaber. If you don’t want to build the new crossguard style, you can make single and double-bladed lightsabers with the plans as well.

The plans are available for download on Thingiverse and Cults. You can also follow a tutorial, including photos, on Instructables

H/T The Mary Sue | Photo via Instructables

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*First Published: Dec 10, 2014, 9:17 am CST