Monday, August 3, 2015

Mondays Original Creation: Darth Vader's Lightsaber!

Star Wars is an ever expanding franchise as Disney and LucasFilms set to release “The Force Awakens” fans are thrilled that 2015 is the year everyone will return to the a Galaxy from Far Away. If the teaser trailer from last April has not excited you some passionate fans are hard at work in keeping the fandom alive.

For LEGO® fans their imaginations comes alive when you talk about “Star Wars”, and one of them is getting reacquainted with George Lucas’ sci-fi fantasy adventure.

In the case of Nelson Wu one of the notable members of PinoyLUG is thrilled about the new film he created his own MOC (My Own Creation) of Darth Vader’s Lightsaber. There are those who came before Nelson who made various iteration of a lightsaber owned by Jedis and Sith Lords, but none of them as iconic as Darth Vader’s own weapon that he created.

Nelson got interested and inspired about creating his version of Darth Vader’s Lightsaber, since he was inspired during ToyCon 2015 that people enjoyed playing with his MOC version of Thor’s hammer the Mjolnir, which was made entirely of red LEGO® bricks that was part of the exhibit from the three-day convention in June.

There has been variation of Darth Vader’s Lightsaber, but what’s new to Nelson’s version is that this one has the red blade. Most of the MOC version presented by other fans is only the Lightsaber handle or a hilt minus the blade, while this one is fired up to appear its ready to slice up a few troopers of the Rebel Alliance.

This was Nelson’s best MOC of a lightsaber ever created and it’s ready to take the fight to the Rebel Alliance. This was not an easy build and he has to overcome the challenges in putting this together.

Nelson has built this for three days on a trial or error that made this lightsaber sturdy enough to have the weight of the blade included in the design. He was also inspired to build this since LEGO® has no official lightsaber set ever released and since this is year of the Star Wars why not make this an interesting LEGO® Ideas submission.

Darth Vader’s lightsaber is consist of two parts the handle which have 213 pieces and the blade that’s made of 138 LEGO® bricks for a total of 351 pieces. The handle alone has intricate details based from Darth Vader’s Lightsaber design that Nelson has put together for three days.

This is a fresh and unique look at Darth Vader’s Lightsaber, which definitely a masterpiece on its own and it could be the next LEGO® Ideas for those who wants to support Nelson Wu’s build all you need is nominate this and you will have the power too just like in The Force Awakens.

Photos of Darth Vader’s Lightsaber were taken by Jeffrey Qulliope aka Toy Photography Addict from the creation of Nelson Wu.

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