had the opportunity to speak with byran in person over the weekend and got chance to play with two prototypes (the one shown at SDCC and the version after that which features a smoother sliding mechanism for the forward section among other improvements), and they are friggin gorgeous. The locking mechanisms feel tight and secure yet smooth when opening and closing. as far as the electronics go, the set up is pretty sweet. there are two sets of LEDs, one set for the arrows that are activated when a button is pushed on the circuit board in the control box, and the LED's for the crystal are activated by pulling the black button on the side of the control box back. a ton of engineering work as put into this. Not nearly as heavy as i thought it would be though.