A couple of weeks ago we saw a crochet hook that looks like a lightsaber. This DIY project on the other hand gives you a knitting implement that looks like a lightsaber, except this time it also lights up.
The thing I love about the intersection of geekdom and art is that we end up with some really ingenious and non-traditional mediums for creativity. For example, what was once an innocent champagne cork has been transformed into the ultimate evil – Darth Vader.
DIYer SJ Roth took an ordinary cork and embellished it with markers, clay, fabric, foam rubber, and even a little LED lightsaber to create the cutest little Vader you’ll see today.
You can learn how to make your own Cork Vader over on Instructables.
Take one look at his handmade lightsabers and you immediately know that Roland Palotai is a talented craftsman and artist. These weapons are elegant yet simple, with some very nice attention to detail.
May the Force, ah, Fez, be with you. This awesome shirt takes the worlds of Doctor Who and Star Wars and mashes them up into timey-wimey awesomeness. I always thought that the Sonic Screwdriver could be turned into a lightsaber with some minor modifications.
Star Wars fans, you’ll soon be able to swing sweet lightsaber popsicles into your mouth, thanks to the Lightsaber Ice Pop Maker from ThinkGeek. Some of you may remember it as one of the geek store’s April Fools jokes.
Jen of Cake Wrecks – the chronicler of confectionery catastrophes – is also a recycling Jedi. She and her husband John made this steampunk lightsaber out of an old flashlight. It doesn’t emit a straight beam of plasma, but it still makes for an awesome cosplay accessory or night light.
I know, two lightsaber posts in a row – but I couldn’t resist posting this when I saw it. Yes, thanks to the gadget wizards at Japan’s Kotobukiya, we’re about to get chopsticks that not only look like lightsabers, but that actually light up.
Which is the sexiest lightsaber ever? Luke’s? Vader’s? Darth Maul’s? I reject that last one on principal, simply because it was in the prequels and the lightsaber battles sucked so bad. No, this custom double-bladed beauty right here is the sexiest ever as far as I’m concerned.
It turns out we don’t have to journey for a long, long time or travel far, far away if we want to be Jedi, because there’s an academy right here on Earth. The New York Jedi club offers classes for Star Wars fans on using lightsabers.
How many kids have wished for a real lightsaber? Millions. Myself included. Well, the LaserSaber from Wicked Lasers is pretty awesome and in some ways it is as close as we are likely to get to a real lightsaber.
You might remember Homer Liwag from the Indiana Jones ring that he had made for his girlfriend. Well, that wasn’t the only ring he created. This one is a Star Wars themed wedding band that’s part lightsaber, and part Darth Vader’s chestplate.
When you have a pizza party, you might like to whip out your Starship Enterprise pizza wheel, but when you want to serve some cold brew along with, you need a cool bottle opener too. Han and Chewie recommend the Millenium Falcon for opening bottles at light speed.
The Dark Side’s take on geeky products has come just in time for the 3D release of The Phantom Menace. The Darth Maul Lightsaber Room Light is a dual-bladed device that will light up any room in your home!