How To Build A Replica of a Star Wars Lightsaber

Patrick and Dave with Systm guests, Darth Vader and R2D2

On the latest episode of Systm, hosts David Calkins and Patrick Norton show you how to build an exact replica of a Star Wars Lightsaber.

Star Wars movie props and replicas are expensive memorabilia. Original pieces command a princely sum and replicas can cost anywhere from a $100 to a $1000 or more. For items like lightsabers, however, you can assemble your own replica using the exact same parts as the Star Wars prop makers. All you need is some time, an eBay account and a trip to the local hardware.