It’s a shame that Darth Maul was killed off so early in the Star Wars series. Hopefully, Disney will make a Darth Maul spinoff movie. He was one of the coolest villains in the Star Wars universe. One of the things that set him apart from other characters was his Saberstaff.
In my quest to make fun and inexpensive Star Wars props, I decided to try to put together Darth Maul’s Saberstaff. I am ashamed to admit how much time I spent at Home Depot trying to piece various PVC components together. My goal with this build was to minimize tool usage and use parts that are readily available. Using the parts listed below, some paint, and some epoxy, you can build yourself a sturdy Saberstaff that you can use in your Star Wars films and photos.
This prop is somewhat similar to what the Star Wars actors used when shooting the films. Actors wield a lightsaber prop, afterwards, the special effect team adds a glowing blade effect to the final product. Using a prop like this with special effects software can get your photos and videos resembling the sabers used in the films.
2 x 1 & ¼” PVC couplings
2 x 1 & ½” PVC Solvent Weld Trap adapters, I found these in the sink repair aisle
2 x 1” compression couplings
10.5 inches of 1 & ¼” PVC pipe
72 inches of ¾” PVC pipe
Mitre box and saw to cut the PVC (you can also use a PVC cutter)
Krylon Snap and Spray pistol grip
Various grades of sandpaper
1 & ¼ inch O-rings
Fan Submission Photos
Fellow Star Wars fan: Dylan D: added his own personal touches to the PVC Saber staff with a metallic finish, cool mesh buttons and rubber grips. Nice job Dylan, thank you for sharing!