From the moment the first Star Wars film graced our screens, the lightsaber has been a weapon that ignites the imagination of fans of all ages (adults and kids). Even after four decades, lightsabers remain as popular as ever; only now, fans can actually get their hands on super realistic replicas instead of the light-up inflatable toys that were available years ago.
So if you're a die-hard Star Wars fan looking to channel your inner Jedi (or Sith), below is every type of replica lightsaber that you should have in your collection.
Let us start with the classics. A single-bladed replica combat lightsaber is something that should be in any Star Wars collection mainly because it is a classic weapon that is widely recognised by fans all over. In terms of design and other saber features, we recommend going for a model with a simple yet powerful design. The saber should be sleek and elegant, with a long hilt and a good-quality polycarbonate blade that features bright lights. To stay true to the classics, the blade colours can be either green, blue or red (just like in the first Star Wars movies).
Double-Bladed Lightsaber (Saberstaff)
Famously wielded by Darth Maul, this intimidating weapon definitely caught the eye of fans when it made its first onscreen debut in Star Wars: Episode I-The Phantom Menace. The weapon features two grand blades that spin around each other (like a vortex of energy) and is a popular choice for fans who love cosplay. Replicas of this lightsaber are also available in various designs and colours, so they will make a great addition to any Star Wars collection.
The thing about replica lightsabers is that they are all not made the same. Some are strictly for display and should never be used for sparring. However, if lightsaber duelling is something that you might be interested in, then you definitely need a duel-ready replica lightsaber in your collection.
This type of lightsaber typically features a top-quality metal hilt and a heavy-grade polycarbonate blade capable of withstanding the intense conditions of lightsaber duelling. To make the dueling experience more realistic, a duel-ready lightsaber should also feature a soundboard with authentic and movie-accurate sound effects, colour-changing features and a power source.
A Rare Lightsaber
Your replica lightsaber collection is not complete without a rare find. Over the years, the Star Wars franchise has introduced us to some very unique and rare lightsabers that are a step up from the originals, especially in terms of colour. An example of a rare find is a replica of Yaddle's unique orange lightsaber.
Adding a rare lightsaber to your collection is a surefire way to make it stand out.
As mentioned earlier, not all replica lightsabers are made the same. A replica that is ideal for duelling may not be a very good choice for cosplay. Cosplaying is all about attention to detail. This means that a replica lightsaber for cosplay will need to have features that accurately mirror how the original is depicted in the media. The hilt should be made of durable material, and its LED strip located in the blade to allow for more brightness.
The Darksaber is quite impressive and sleek with its highly detailed design, which perfectly captures every inch of its curves. A replica of the Darksaber would definitely make a unique addition to a lightsaber collection, especially for fans of the Mandalorian series.
If you want something truly unique in your collection, there is no better way to do so than to go for lightsaber customisation. Lightsaber customisation offers a way for you to add your own creative touch to the crafting of a one-of-a-kind replica. There are several options for lightsaber customisation, from picking out all the parts and allowing the lightsaber company to build it for you to visiting a lightsaber customisation workshop and building it yourself. With the right parts, you can even build your own custom lightsaber at home.
A replica lightsaber collection can be a way for you to show your love and dedication to the Star Wars franchise. However, it is not enough to fill your collection with just any replica. A truly amazing lightsaber collection is one that features different types of lightsabers, from display and cosplay lightsabers to duel-ready and custom lightsabers.