James Hobson, also known as The Hacksmith, completed his plasma lightsaber build recently, but didn’t yet put it to the test, until now. As we mentioned in our previous post, this lightsaber uses liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) stored in a custom-built backpack. This liquid is then mixed with oxygen and turned into a superheated beam of plasma through the process of laminar flow, or the scientific phenomenon that allows liquids to flow smoothly. Read more for his latest plasma lightsaber test video.
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James Hobson, better known as “The Hacksmith” online, has been known for his extreme builds, but his latest creation might be the coolest of them all. Simply put, it’s a plasma-based lightsaber, complete with its own backpack power source. Unfortunately (or fortunately), power does not come from a Kyber crystal, but propane mixed with oxygen that produces an eye-opening blade to say the least. Read more for the build video and additional information.
Star Wars The Black Series Boba Fett Premium Electronic Helmet is great for display or use in cosplay, and it can be picked up for $98.31 shipped, today only, originally $119.99. It features a flip-down viewfinder, complete with flashing LED lights, and an illuminated rangefinder HUD so fans can imagine what it was like for the famous bounty hunter to suit up for galactic battles. Product page. Read more for a hands-on video review and additional information.
Hasbro’s next big crowdfunding campaign is here, and it’s for the HasLab Star Wars: The Vintage Collection Razor Crest. At $349.99, this ship will be one of the largest The Vintage Collection vehicles ever produced by Hasbro, measuring 30 inches long (with the main cannons), 20 inches wide, and 10.5 inches tall (when sitting on the landing gear). Fans who back this HasLab will also receive a 3.75-inch Star Wars: The Vintage Collection The Mandalorian Figure in Beskar armor with a one-of-a-kind soft goods cape. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
The Mandalorian fans rejoice! The new LEGO Star Wars: The Child stands 7.8-inches tall when complete and consists of 1,073-pieces. Featuring a posable head, movable ears and an adjustable mouth that lets fans select from a range of the Child’s famous expressions when putting their finished model on display. It also comes with an information plaque, which includes the Child’s height and age, and a companion LEGO Star Wars Minifigure. Read more for a hands-on video review and additional information.
The Star Wars x Adidas Originals sneaker lineup has been expanded with the Rivalry Hi “Chewbacca”. These sport an over the top design, complete with leather, suede, and faux fur fabric that appears to be straight from a Wookiee. To give it a more authentic look, the “Raw Desert,” “Mesa,” and “Chalk White” colors were used. Yes, there appears to be a bandoleer strap that resembles the one Chewbacca wore in the movies. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
NASA’s Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope spotted TXS 0128+554, a faint source of gamma rays, the highest-energy form of light, a few years back, and it resembled a TIE Fighter from Star Wars. The galaxy is situated 500 million light-years away in the constellation Cassiopeia, anchored by a supermassive black hole around 1 billion times the Sun’s mass. However, it’s classified as an active galaxy, which means that even with all its stars together, it still can’t account for the amount of light emitted. Read more for a video and additional information.
Otterbox and Amazon have partnered to bring you the Den Series The Mandalorian stand for the Echo Dot smart speaker. The Child, or better known as Baby Yoda, is designed for plug-and-play installation, allowing you to continue enjoying the same great Alexa experience without having to piece anything together. Its non-slip base keeps the smart speaker secure and ensures that it stays right where the device is set. Read more for additional pictures and information.
The LEGO Group launched four new Art mosaics sets that give creative fans a different way to transform their passion into art. Whether it be Andy Warhol, Marilyn Monroe, The Beatles or iconic characters from the Marvel Universe and Star Wars galaxy, these mosaics are perfect for your home. Each one of these sets can be reimagined in a number of different ways and they all come with a signature tile unique to the set that is worthy of any true work of art as well as a hanging element. The Sith (above) is a 3-in-1 portrait set that lets you build portraits of Darth Vader, Darth Maul or Kylo Ren. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
Aspyr has just released Star Wars Episode l: Racer for digital purchase on both the Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 for $14.99. This classic Nintendo 64 racing game, based on the podracing sequence in Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, has been upgraded with modernized controls, or to be more specific, motion controls on the Switch. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.