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    Light up 12" scale lightsaber!

    Inspired by the electronic Obi Wan and a few posts in the review thread, I tried my hand at a light up Anakin saber. I'm pretty happy with it. It is a tad wider than his plastic saber, but it doesn't look too bad. I made it from a small led light from target. It is silver metal and has a blue LED. I had to switch the bulbs, as the silver case had a white light, and the blue light had a blue case, which was actually goldish metal with blue paint. (I'll use it for a different saber.)
    It cut off the trim from 12" Anakin's saber to glue onto the metal one.
    The light was on clearance at Target for 2 bucks. They had others at regular price as well. A double Maul saber would rock! I can't wait to try.
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    Another view

    Here's another view. You can;t see the light up effect very well, but it looks the same as the eltronic Obi Wan. It is really bright. The blade is from Electronic Obi Wan until I can get an acrylic dowel that will work.
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    Pretty cool! What powers the lightsaber? And can it be replaced if it should die?
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    I've been totally against do any alterations to my figures, but I do have to say that is friggin cool what you did to that saber. Looks like I'll be hittin Target tonight.

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    That is super cool! Great work.

    How thick is the metal casing? Could someone make a thinner plastic casing in its place or would that compromise the electronics? How does the switch work?
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    Very cool!
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    Darn! I couldn't get any help at Target. Everyone I asked had this thousand mile stare on their face. Whats the led name? Brand?

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    I've seen these at my local Target on a end of aisle display in or near the automobile accessories section. They come in a bubble/cardboard package and look just like a little lightsaber. They might orginally a key chain thing so I'd ask along those lines when searching the store.

    I can't believe I never thought to put one with a 12" figure.
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    Thanks for the info Exhaust Port. I'm gonna have to try again tomorrow afternoon.

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    I was looking at my wifes keys today and noticed she had a LED light on it. It's a red LED and when you take it apart, it's really small and would probably fit it a hollowed out hilt. Here's a few photos. 1st is the complete light
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