I have been doing my own lightsabers using rods I got from Plastruct co. I use handles from extra lightsabers and some of my own making and with the glass paint they come out pretty cool. they are not the same size as the ones you get with the figures but to me look better. I don't know if it is because I make them or what,but the lenght and the colors are better and I like the dia. of them better. Do any of you out there make your own sabers? and if you do. Do you find that the ones you make look better than the ones you buy?