Many moons ago when I first saw the Star Wars films I always thought it would be cool to own a real lightsaber such as the Darth Vader FX Lightsaber. These tools are the principle weapons of both the Jedi and the Sith. The replicas that you can purchase nowadays are near enough perfect replicas of the ones you see in the movies and are becoming quite a collectors item among Star wars fans.
The Star wars FX lightsaber has a long history and as mentioned above was the main weapon utilized by the Jedi. However the FX lightsaber was also used by the Sith lords. By the time the Jedi became all but extinct these lightsabers became very rare relics. It was only the Jedi’s who could make proper use of them in battle since they were to dangerous for your average soldier or layman to use. When owned by a Jedi from the begriming of his training the lightsaber would literally begin to join with the Jedi and simply become an extension of himself.
The FX lightsaber was developed over many Replica lightsabers thousands of years, for it’s power source, a crystal was used and inserted within the handle. The colour of this crystal would determine the colour of the blade. Building ones own lightsaber was thought as a Jedi’s final test, this it was believed would be carried out in a cave at a place called Ilum.
Of course such lightsabers as the Darth Vader FX Lightsaber, which is available to collectors and fans alike do not have quite the power of the fantasy world that is star wars. However nowadays with the amazing technology that we have, these sabers are as near to the real thing as you are ever likely to get. They contain movement sensors which enable them to emit the famous swooshing and buzzing sounds, they power up and down with sounds recorded digitally from the movies and amazingly bright lighting effects.
It seems now that many a boy hood dream can be realized and one can be the proud owner of Darth Vaders FX Lightsaber.