Another lightsaber prop made from home improvement store parts

For the past few months, I’ve really taken an interest in trying to make inexpensive Star Wars props. It has turned into a fun quest! First was the pop-up sink drain saber, next was the PVC Saberstaff. Both of these were relatively easy builds. For my 3rd saber, I tried to...

Inexpensive light box and clamp light frame

I’ve been having loads of fun making videos on YouTube. I thought I’d share my simple setup for photos and videos. For toy photography, I use a very simple lightbox. I purchased some 20″ x 30″ foam poster board from Office Depot. It came in a pack of 3....

How to customize the Nerf First Order Stormtrooper Blaster

Before Episode VII was at the theaters, the Disney marketing machine flooded stores with new toys from the films. One of the toys that caught my eye was the Nerf First Order Stormtrooper Deluxe Blaster. In recent months, I have developed an interest in trying to duplicate props...

Black Series Sandtrooper 01 Review and Pauldron Hack

At the time of this post, Sandtrooper 03 released in July of 2013, is going for approximately $70 on Amazon. That’s quite an increase from the original price of $20. Sandtrooper 03 is pretty awesome because of the contrasting orange shoulder pauldron. Hasbro released...

Double Bladed Lightsaber (Saberstaff) Prop Build

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....

Home Depot Lightsaber Prop Build

Ladies and Gentlemen…Jedi and Sith…this is the lightsaber you are looking for. A sturdy stage prop with a realistic hilt that is great for kids as well as adults working on lightsaber choreography. Please note, this lightsaber does not actually light up. The...