New Darth Maul cutaway lightsaber

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Laser Brain

Sr Member
Here are a few shots of a Darth Maul cutaway lightsaber that I was commissioned to design and build by Dorling Kindersley. It was for a photoshoot for their new Episode 1 Expanded Visual Dictionary. I had a week to make it.

It is made entirely from steel and aluminium...all stuffed into a Force FX saber. Thanks to Russrep for turning up the 'Cycling Field Energizers'...helping me hit my deadline!







They have a really nice full-size photo of the prop in the book, which I have no rights to, so can't upload. :)

Neil
 

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Darth Lars

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Nice. However, I can not not be a little disappointed that the fins under the emitter don't have any function.
 

Laser Brain

Sr Member
Thanks Chaim, John. It was a bit of a rush job...but lots of fun...there are plenty of found parts in there which made it doable. I'm definitely not the fastest machinist out there. :)
 

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Sym-Cha

Master Member
Nice. However, I can not not be a little disappointed that the fins under the emitter don't have any function.
Seems to me the fins do have a function ... which is to get rid of the excess heat of that inner battery core ;)

-Chaim
 

CJS

Well-Known Member
I saw the pic and thought it looked familiar. My G|F bought me the book. Really nice work, hows it feel to be famous lol. Seriously though that looks excellent.
 

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Laser Brain

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Thanks mate. Part of my brief to retain some of the look and feel of the Luke cutaway that features in their books...hense the cycling field energizers and battery/crystal locations. It had to look more powerful and dangerous...less controllable.
 

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jun

Active Member
Beautiful! Since it appeared in the book, does this mean the internal parts and design are official, as in they are officially authorised by lucasfilm?
 

Laser Brain

Sr Member
Lucasfilm had to sign it off before it was included in the book, so I guess that makes the design official...at least as far as the expanded universe is concerned.
 

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