Though the saber is not as thick as you would expect, it still perfectly does the job

Video This actual burning lightsaber is the coolest thing you will seeA screenshot from the video
Flix Star Wars Sunday, December 20, 2015 - 16:30

The latest installment of the American epic space opera franchise Star Wars is out with 'The Force Awakens,' and most people have their news feed filled with various things related to the series.

However, one of the coolest things about the franchise is the lightsaber - and one YouTuber 'Sufficiently Advanced' may have built one of the closest replicas yet. 

Though the saber is not as thick as you would expect, it still perfectly does the job, as the user demonstrates in the video in a series of tests from lighting his cigarette to destroying 'Jar Jar'.

As a report in The Conversation puts it, "The idea behind a lightsaber is simple genius: a light-weight and immensely powerful tool that uses a blade of energy to not only slice up disciples of the Dark Side in a single blow but also act as an effective shield against laser blasts."

The light saber in the video uses a Nichrome ignition, with a syringe valve in a 3-d printed enclosure where either a Methanol or an Acetone fuel mixture is injected. It uses Butane as a propellant. Of course, a special mention to the super cool sound FX and valve effect.

Watch the video here.

 

 

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