Every once in a while a designer gets stuck. He looks for innovation and new ideas. It was just such a time when I was wondering what the next evolution of a Krayt Bone handled lightsaber could look like. So I started randomly connecting some MHS pieces for inspiration. It was almost like I was playing with Lego again. I hit on something, but the design presented certain challenges. Most notably, the use of the grenade style grip near the pommel. This piece has a smaller inside diameter than the parts I normally use. I had to give up on the PVC chassis that is usually standard for one of my Elite sabers, and I had to go with a twin 14500 cell battery pack in order to make it all fit. This challenge was compounded by the fact that I wanted to build in a crystal chamber with the functionality of my Darth Bane saber.
It took a few months of scheming and dreaming to make it all work nicely, but I am really happy with the result. I even detailed the bone cut away so people will assume this is real bone!
- CF version 5
- Twin 14500 Lithium Ion Rechargeable battery pack
- Clear powder coated brass accents
- Red P4 main LED
- Internal bargraph and illuminated red glass crystal
- Rumble motor
- (price includes battery charger, and shipping to anywhere in North America)
This entry was posted on Saturday, February 12th, 2011 at 6:00 pm
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