Problem is this new tech does seem to be these “monstrosities” but with an internal motor instead of flicking the wrist to get the “blade” out and brighter LED.Looking at this through the eyes of a kid. This is the saber that I dreamed off. Something that contained the whole blade but could light up as well. The closet thing we ever got was those spiring loaded Force Action monstrosities.
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They were huge! And poorly lit. The idea that this tech will hopefully only get better, smaller, and cheaper, is exciting.
looking at the video, the hilt is very big and not screen accurate. The close-up also shows the blade “tip” sticking out even when “deactivated” so upon initial activation, you can see the tip glow before the blade comes out.
given the blade is already “too slow”, a smaller motor would result in a slower blade. It also seems there is just too much stuff to cram into the hilt that screen accurate size wont be enough.
yeah thread basically confirmed. The internal mechanism is still impressive but the final result not so much.
Downscaling the mechanism is the name of the game here but i think a huge issue is the “blade” itself. Even with the oversized hilt, the blade doesnt completely enter into the hilt.
I do think the tech as is could make a cool workable Darth Maul saber though. Maul’s double hilt os quite a bit longer than the jedi single-blade hilts and is a simple cylinder so has space to store the blade and LEDs. It would be impossible to work in a Dooku or Obi Wan though lol.