That new lightsaber looks really cool! There has been some controversy over the new design, and BFG wants to get its two cents in too. But why stop there? We’re going to look at lots of lightsaber designs…
It’s a no-brainer that Star Wars 7 is going to make a bazillion dollars in its opening weekend. And from the look of trailer, it will deserve every cent!
Really, I just wanted an excuse to watch the trailer again. It looks like J.J. Abrams has done a terrific job matching the style of the earlier movies and still bringing a new, fresh look to it.
So to get to the point: That lightsaber tho! The lightsaber has been evolving over the years. Originally, George Lucas gave us the basic stick. This design remained pretty much the same throughout Star Wars, Empire and Jedi, the good trilogy. It seemed like the only big change you could make to the light saber was what color you wanted: green, blue, or red.
When Phantom Menace came along, Lucas felt a new design would be a good addition to the film. He also thought Jar Jar would be a good addition, but no. Just no. Anywho, enter Darth Maul with his sweet sweet double ended lightsaber.
Sadly Darth Maul didn’t make it to Attack of the Clones, and neither did his lightsaber. Count Dooku (or is it Darth Tyranus?) has his own uniquely styled, but less cool, saber. Complete with an ergonomic bent handle. This really doesn’t seem like the best handle to easily hold on to, but Dooku manages to keep hold of it with a certain elegance.
Mace Windu gave his lightsaber some attitude by building it with a purple blade!
Now, here we are, ready for The Force Awakens, and an even newer design has come up. The T-shaped, triple bladed, deadly death saber. Practically speaking, this really seems like a bad idea. Turn the handle the wrong way while you’re swinging and, bam! you’ve got a big gash in your leg! But, who cares! It looks really cool!
What do you think? Is the new lightsaber good or bad? Cool or not? Let us know!