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3D Printed Lightsaber – 5 Great Models to Turn the Tide

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by Alexander Issal
Aug 20, 2019
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It's quite easy to create an accurate model of a lightsaber with a 3D printer and some post-processing. Dive into this list to discover the best 3D printed lightsaber models in the galaxy!

3D Printed Lightsaber Models What Else Is 3D Printing For?

Real-life Jedi training.
Real-life Jedi training. (Source: metro.co.uk)

When Star Wars premiered in 1977, it instantly became a worldwide pop culture phenomenon. Today, Star Wars has one of the biggest fan communities in the world.

Both the Jedi and Sith warriors in the Star Wars universe are most famous for their weapon, the lightsaber. It consists of a plasma blade powered by a Kyber Crystal – a weapon that requires tons of skill and training to wield.

The original movie props used old camera flashes combined with parts of guns, sink knobs, suppressors, and other random junk to create a lightsaber. Unfortunately, those parts are no longer as easily available as they were back then. People have tried making their own replicas with PVC pipes and plumbings but they never turn out that great.

This is where 3D printing comes in: With a 3D printed lightsaber, you can build almost every model that exists with high accuracy and low cost. Here are the best models you can print!

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3D Printed Lightsaber Models Anakin Skywalker's Lightsaber

A printed and painted lightsaber.
A printed and painted lightsaber. (Source: AstrosGames / Thingiverse)

After losing his first lightsaber on Geonosis, Anakin Skywalker decides to build himself a new one. Later on, it becomes the Jedi weapon of his son, Luke Skywalker. The lightsaber is constantly changing from Jedi to Jedi, and therefore Brad Harris (CaseStudyno8) didn’t make a saber from one Jedi, but instead he made a mix of his favorite parts from every movie and joined them together.

Who created it? Brad Harris (CaseStudyno8)

Who printed it? With 45 posted makes and 12 remixes, this model is a popular one that’s certainly printable.

Where to find it? Thingiverse

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3D Printed Lightsaber Models Lightsaber with Detailed Interior

Dismantled painted lightsaber with detailed interior.
Dismantled painted lightsaber with detailed interior. (Source: elixirgraphics / Thingiverse)

This lightsaber from Greg McRoberts (sirmakesalot) is a lightsaber that you can open up to see the inner components. The model includes a battery, crystal chamber, amp chamber, beam chamber, and a casing that looks a lot like Darth Vader’s. There are some problems with a few parts breaking off easily, so we recommend printing the remixed version by BbrnKyle.

Who created it? Greg McRoberts (sirmakesalot)

Who printed it? Apart from the maker, 78 people have printed this file.

Where to find it? The original file by sirmakesalot can be found on Thingiverse, but we recommend the remixed version also found on Thingiverse.

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3D Printed Lightsaber Models Kylo Ren's Lightsaber

Kylo Ren's lighsaber, painted and finished.
Kylo Ren's lighsaber, painted and finished. (Source: DutchWalnut_fpv / Thingiverse)

Another file by Brad Harris with, as usual, amazing details and accuracy. This time, he made Kylo Ren’s three-blade lightsaber from the third Star Wars trilogy. The saber consists of eight pieces, so some may require support structures to be successfully printed. Give it a quick paint job and the model instantly becomes 100% cooler.

Who created it? Brad Harris (CaseStudyno8)

Who printed it? Both Brad and 82 others have printed this lightsaber successfully.

Where to find it? Thingiverse

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3D Printed Lightsaber Models Collapsing Lightsaber

The painted lightsaber model expanded.
The painted lightsaber model expanded. (Source: 3DPRINTINGWORLD / Thingivers)

When John Mulac (3DPRINTINGWORLD) uploaded his collapsing broadsword, it quickly appeared on the page of most popular 3D prints on Thingiverse. He later uploaded both a collapsing pirate sword, collapsing lightsabers, collapsing katana, and a collapsing dagger, all with a blade that can extend and collapse.

This specific model is the saber that belongs to Luke Skywalker. He made it himself after losing both his old lightsaber and his right arm in the fight with Darth Vader in Star Wars Episode V. Apart from being awesome, this model is also very well made with detailed instructions on how to print it.

Who created it? John Mulac (3DPRINTINGWORLD)

Who printed it? John and 85 others have made this model.

Where to find it? Thingiverse

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3D Printed Lightsaber Models Obi-Wan Kenobi's Lightsaber

Nicely printed, it doesn't even look painted!
Nicely printed, it doesn't even look painted! (Source: Youmagine)

Last and certainly not least is the lightsaber of Obi-Wan Kenobi from the old Star Wars trilogy. The creator Jacky Wan, also known as Valcrow of Redicubrics, made two versions of this lightsaber: one normal version and one complex version, with the difference being how many parts the model consists of. DANIELJOSVAI made an awesome remix of the complex version where he remodeled a few parts and reinforced weak parts that easily break. The resulting model is a movie-accurate beauty that looks stunning and feels good in the hand.

The model consists of 15 parts and includes instructions on how to assemble and paint it with an easy step-by-step guide. It’s simply a must-print for every Star Wars fan.

Who created it? DANIELJOSVAI

Who printed it? DANIELJOSVAI and five other makers have proven that this file is printable.

Where to find it? The original files by Jacky Wan (complex) can be found on Youmagine, and the remixed file (recommended to print) is found on Cults3D.

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