We’ve got a new video from Tested for you to enjoy today and it features Adam Savage showing off the very first lightsaber prop replica that he made. Savage explains that this lightsaber is the first time he decided that he wanted to have the experience of building a prop replica for himself.
He made the replica from a bunch of photos he took of one of the original lightsaber props that was on display at a touring Star Wars exhibition back in 1994. Savage had just started working with his Mythbusters co-star Jamie Hyneman at the time.
In his journey recreating his favorite film props, Adam has made many lightsabers. But this machined replica of Luke’s lightsaber was Adam’s first foray into prop replication using reference photos he took of the original. He made this in Jamie’s shop over 25 years ago after seeing the prop in a touring Star Wars exhibition. And even though it is far from a perfect replica, it holds up as capturing the essence of the prop and the gratifying experience of making the prop his own.
Have you ever tried to make your own lightsaber replica?