There’s a cottage industry of Star Wars enthusiasts who go to great lengths to remake props as close to those made for the Star Wars films. Although I’m not much into dressing up or things of that nature, I certainly appreciate the creativity reflected through developing high-quality props. Below are a few videos of such ventures.
Adam Savage’s One Day Builds: Han Solo’s DL-44 Blaster
Adam Savage, one of the Mythbuster’s guys, is a notorious Star Wars fan. This video is a great description, with some back-story, about how to produce a highly authentic version of Han Solo’s blaster.
Light Saber Prop
What’s a Star Wars fan without a proper light saber? There are a lot of Light Saber instructions out there, but this one at least had some personality.
Han in Carbonite – by hand
This guy seemed fully committed to getting this done on a budget. It’s long on creativity and short on pre-purchased materials. it would be a very fun project to do with a kid over a summer.
And for Extra Credit:
Michio Kaku – Can you build a real Lightsaber ?
Michio Kaku is a world-famous physacist who is frequently seen on educational TV programs. In this video, he describes what types of technologies would need to be developed in order to produce a real-life Light Saber (or at least as close as we can get in real life). We may not be all that far away.