Saturday, 6 August 2011

Lightsaber: Part 5

Hello again!

I asked you which colour you thought I would pick for my saber in the last blog. The comments were quite interesting actually. Most of you suggested that I would pick a red or green saber. This is not the case. I actually chose to make my lightsaber blue. I'll tell you why.

My favourite character from Star Wars is Obi Wan Kenobi. Throughout the movies, Kenobi has had a blue saber. Its always appealed to me more than a green saber. I didn't choose a red one because I didn't like the red colour that the LED from the custom saber shop made.

Now that I had chosen the colour for my blade, it was time to add colour to my hilt. I had my design ready, I just needed to add a bit of colour. I thought it was just stupid to put a bright colour on saber hilt so I wanted to stick to darker colours. Here are two colour schemes that I came up with:

Tell me which colour scheme you thought I chose and I'll tell you which one I chose in the next post!


Wednesday, 3 August 2011

Lightsaber: Part 4

Back again guys,

Now, I think everyone in the last blog commented that they liked design number 2 better. It's amazing! I chose design 2 for my saber as well. I chose it not only for the way it looks but the room inside the hilt to place wires and such. This brings me to the topic of this post. THE INSIDE.

After deciding what my exterior was going to look like, I needed to research how to actually wire the thing up. This actually proved to be the most difficult thing. The first thing I needed to work out was if I wanted sound or not. Of course I did want sound in it.

I went down to the shops and bought myself one of those toy lightsaber's for kids and ripped it apart. I took the sound card and placed it in storage for later. At this point I knew it was going to be a difficult task due to the sound card being so small, but having multiple wires coming from it.

So guys, in the comments section I would like you to predict what colour my lightsaber actually is! Ill give you a hint. It's either green, blue, red or purple. (The typical colours for lightsabers) I think it will be interesting to see what colour people would make their lightsaber!

Sorry I couldn't provide a photo of anything this time.  Photobucket is being a pain.

Until next time, stay safe


I didn't get as much comments as I would have liked on the last blog but I cant really help that. I guess people don't want to read my blog. Don't worry though, I'll keep going and try and get my blog up and going!

Saturday, 30 July 2011

Lightsaber: Part 3

Alrighty, lets get into it.

After my first design was a complete disaster I decided that i needed to do more research. I focused my time on what is compatible and what looks good on a saber. I actually came up with many designs, however, only some actually looked really good.

I narrowed it down to my best 2 designs in the end and chose one of them. I wont tell you which one I chose, you can guess in the comments ;) Ill reveal what I chose in the next blog.

So here are the designs! (Let my know in the comments if you can't see them)

Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Lightsaber: Part 2

I'm back again guys! Time to write more about my beloved lightsaber.

So, for a few weeks I 'lurked' The Custom Saber Shop's forums. I tried to familiarise myself with the whole Saber building process. A neat little thing on the website is the "MHS Builder". MHS stands for Modular Hilt System which is pretty much just the part where you hold your saber. Its a little flash app that opens in your browser and it allows you to select certain Saber Shop parts and put them together and help you decide what you actually want to build.

So I went ahead and built it. I thought it was a flawless design so I posted it on the forums and got a pretty negative response. My saber just wouldn't work. I ended up designing it to be around 17 inches long with is way too big just for the hilt. And the parts just wouldn't fit together. I had a long way to go yet. I was still a noob...


My first design.

In the next edition I'll show you my 2 final designs that I had to choose from and which design I chose and why.

Also, here is a link to the MHS builder so you guys can play around a little:


Saturday, 23 July 2011


This is my first post in a very long time. I've decided to do my lightsaber series. I will write a series of blogs following my journey on how I built my masterpiece. Lets start from the beginning ;)

Okay, I've always wanted to build my own lightsaber but never figured out a way to do so. I decided to google a few things. And to my astonishment I found a website that is completely dedicated to lightsaber building. This website is . I was amazed at what this website contained. You can buy parts such as different parts of the hilt, blades and the wiring parts. I needed more info though. I had no idea which parts to buy. So I joined their forums and learnt a bit more. At this point, I am still a noob though...

This is probably the most boring edition of the series you are going to read.. Next time I will post photos of my first saber designs etc... They will get better, I promise.

I do recommend that you do check out that website if you're interested in constructing a saber. Believe me, its worth it. I'll try get the next blog out in a few days!

Friday, 17 June 2011

New Harry Potter trailer

Hey guys. Just today a new Harry Potter trailer for the new movie was released. It is actually the last Harry Potter trailer ever so I had high expectations for it. It goes for around 2 and a half minutes and is actually a good watch. Got me pretty excited about the movie which isn't too far away! Its a pretty epic and intense trailer. Hope you guys enjoy it as much as I did! I don't want to spoil it for you either ;)

Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Star Wars

As you can probably tell by the address of this blog (droidsimlookingfor) I'm a bit of a Star Wars fan! Growing up, my dad who is a Star Wars lover himself used to show me the Star Wars movies. As a young child, I didn't really think much of the movies and the story behind it. Guys with Red sabers were bad and guys with blue or green were good guys.

I have owned many toy lightsabers in my childhood, usually hitting everything I can with them. As I grew up and the prequels were made, I started to actually understand what was going on in the series. My love for Star Wars grew.

Last year, a few mates and I sat down at my house and enjoyed a 14 or so hour Star Wars marathon. Episodes 1-6... It was so epic! I enjoyed it so much, one of the best days of my life

Also, recently I have built my own lightsaber!!! Its made out of metal and has a strong LED light which goes up a blade. Cost me a fair bit (over $200 AUD) but its completely worth it. It even has sound.

I will go into detail about my saber later on. Ill do a series of blogs about my saber and how I made it etc.. I'm sure you guys will enjoy it.