STAR WARS - The Acolyte lightsabers

I recently re watched the Kenobi behind the scenes doc and noticed they used thin 7/8" neopixel blades for full contact dueling. They also did that same thing in Ahsoka so I don't know why they went with thicker blades here. Looks a little lazy to me and doesn't look nearly as good.
 
I recently re watched the Kenobi behind the scenes doc and noticed they used thin 7/8" neopixel blades for full contact dueling. They also did that same thing in Ahsoka so I don't know why they went with thicker blades here. Looks a little lazy to me and doesn't look nearly as good.
yeah that looks like a 7/8"s

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I recently re watched the Kenobi behind the scenes doc and noticed they used thin 7/8" neopixel blades for full contact dueling. They also did that same thing in Ahsoka so I don't know why they went with thicker blades here. Looks a little lazy to me and doesn't look nearly as good.

Different shows means different prop masters, fabricators, and production crews... so not surprising at all they're differently designed and built.
 
Different shows means different prop masters, fabricators, and production crews... so not surprising at all they're differently designed and built.

Your absolutely right I just now read Acolyte was filmed in England not California so I'm sure the prop team was different.

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I prefer 7/8" to 1" any day. Although for combat they do flex a lot more than the 1"

Same here! I love my 7/8" blades. My LGT 7/8" neopixels have held up so far to some moderate dueling they just look like a "real lightsaber" to me
 
I do love the drop holsters, the costumes, etc. The sabers just.. don't look interesting to me, like at all. They look like fancy muffler pipes, with confusing designs. Like, is there a designated grip area, or a control area, or anything. Even the prequel props had planned areas on the weapon that made a whole believable design. My early custom sabers were lacking because I just slapped too many similar looking parts together and it didn't look like a prop just set dressing.

Anyway, I gotta watch this show, I like to stay educated in the changes in star wars props and I really miss the prequel jedi
 
I do love the drop holsters, the costumes, etc. The sabers just.. don't look interesting to me, like at all. They look like fancy muffler pipes, with confusing designs. Like, is there a designated grip area, or a control area, or anything. Even the prequel props had planned areas on the weapon that made a whole believable design. My early custom sabers were lacking because I just slapped too many similar looking parts together and it didn't look like a prop just set dressing.

Anyway, I gotta watch this show, I like to stay educated in the changes in star wars props and I really miss the prequel jedi
I've read from others that maybe the Guardian protocols have to do with this saber design choice. Not talking about the thickness but the aesthetic.

Maybe we will learn more when the Disney Gallery: Acolyte BTS becomes available.
 
Your absolutely right I just now read Acolyte was filmed in England not California so I'm sure the prop team was different.

One of my favorite things in all this geekery is that for the California productions (specifically Mando) there's a Harbor Freight Just down the street from Walt Disney Studios where they have the Volume - so first stop for any Mando prop should be their catalog:

 
I like that the styles are so different than what we’ve seen previously.

I like to think of how different a flint-lock pistol looks compared to a wild-west revolver compared to a modern semi-auto pistol, all only separated by less than a few hundred years.

Technology changes, trends change, parts and suppliers change, styles ebb and different status of environment can effect designs and functionality.
 
I like that the styles are so different than what we’ve seen previously.

I like to think of how different a flint-lock pistol looks compared to a wild-west revolver compared to a modern semi-auto pistol, all only separated by less than a few hundred years.

Technology changes, trends change, parts and suppliers change, styles ebb and different status of environment can effect designs and functionality.
I remember when watching Minority Report (Tom Cruise) they had tiny cellphones. When the movie came out the trend was making cellphones smaller and smaller and look at us now with gigantic 7inch screens.

You bring up a good point.
 
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