As I mentioned in my review of the hilt, Ultrasabers’ Initiate LE V4 is a dignified looking saber, but it is just a little too plain for my tastes. Seeing as how the Initiate was a grab bag purchase, I couldn’t complain much. As it arrived, the saber was really a $90 hilt that I managed to snag for $55…. Read more »
Long before I knew anything of custom sabersmiths, homebuilt sabers, or Luxeon LEDs, I looked at the Master Replicas lightsabers as the pinnacle of Star Wars fandom. Based on the real screen props, the Master Replica sabers featured realistic hilts and bright LED blades (excluding the early EL models) with realistic scrolling effects and sound. As a child of the… Read more »
Luxeon LED powered sabers are nothing new. As a matter of fact, Star Wars enthusiasts have been building them since long before the Master Replica lightsabers hit the market. Throughout these sabers’ lifespan, we’ve seen numerous improvements to LED technology and blade designs, many of which have been intended to maximize the brightness of the prop to replicate the movie… Read more »
Almost immediately after purchasing my Ultrasabers grab bag lightsabers, I hit the forums to see how I could customize my new acquisitions. Sure, the hilts hadn’t actually arrived yet and I had no clue which models I would ultimately receive, but I’ve never been one to leave things be and I wasn’t about to change. While cruising Ultrasabers’ official forums,… Read more »
Around two weeks ago, I decided to take the Ultrasabers grab bag plunge in somewhat of a big way. Rather than simply pick up one saber and be done, I couldn’t help but even things up with a second hilt. Last week, I shared my thoughts on one of my random arrivals, the Initiate LE V4, and today we will… Read more »
If you’re anything like me, you probably find the prospect of owning realistic-looking lightsaber replicas very appealing. I mean, why else would you be here if that weren’t the case? However, if you do share my mindset, it is also highly likely that you’ve struggled to settle on a particular color and hilt for your LED-driven blade. With an almost… Read more »
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