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LifeLites Debuts Lighted Lightsaber

Postby Staff » Fri Dec 10, 2010 11:36 am





Rob over at LifeLites Microlighting Products has created a new accessory seen above: a lit lightsaber. This is different than the light up lightsaber that LEGO offered before as it doesn't require you to press down on a minifig's head to activate it. The wire coming out of the bottom of the hilt connects to a compatible power source (sold separately) to light it up but despite that, this is great for dioramas as it adds a little bit more eye candy with a lit up blade. Blue is available right now for $8 a pop with more colors on the way.
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Re: LifeLites Debuts Lighted Lightsaber

Postby StoutFiles » Fri Dec 10, 2010 12:51 pm

Yes, having a wire running from a lightsaber to a power source will look great in a MOC.

This is worse than having figures with batteries in them.
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Re: LifeLites Debuts Lighted Lightsaber

Postby onions » Fri Dec 10, 2010 12:59 pm

think of it as a building challenge on how to hide the wire and power supply.
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Re: LifeLites Debuts Lighted Lightsaber

Postby MisterFubar » Fri Dec 10, 2010 1:46 pm

I was bored at work a while ago and looked into doing this, but I never found a power solution I was happy with. Having the wires come out the back really bugged me.

I will say this though, I would much rather give them $8 than to go through the labor of building one myself. I may just order one for the hell of it since I was planning on trying some of thier other lights out.
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Re: LifeLites Debuts Lighted Lightsaber

Postby brickmodder » Fri Dec 10, 2010 2:04 pm

Obviously its not the ultimate solution by any means, but good builders, photographers, and/or photoshoppers could make those wires disappear. ;)

Until you guys can find me a power source that'll fit inside the Lightsaber hilt, it's either going to have a wire coming out of the end that you can use on ANY minifig, or it would have to be permanently attached to ONE minifig and cost about 4-5 times as much to produce.

If you've stumbled onto a solution I haven't thought of, by all means drop me an email. I would love to hear it!
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Re: LifeLites Debuts Lighted Lightsaber

Postby MisterFubar » Fri Dec 10, 2010 2:10 pm

brickmodder wrote:Until you guys can find me a power source that'll fit inside the Lightsaber hilt, it's either going to have a wire coming out of the end that you can use on ANY minifig, or it would have to be permanently attached to ONE minifig and cost about 4-5 times as much to produce.


I've got some very small batteries... but nothing quite that small.

Before I order and since you're here, a couple quick questions.
What size are the wires?
Is the blade removable?
What color is the light?
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Re: LifeLites Debuts Lighted Lightsaber

Postby onions » Fri Dec 10, 2010 2:47 pm

i can answer the last question. according to my chat log the light is a blue led. my educated guess says that the blade is glued to prevent a user from pushing the light out accidentally.
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Re: LifeLites Debuts Lighted Lightsaber

Postby brickmodder » Fri Dec 10, 2010 3:23 pm

onions wrote:i can answer the last question. according to my chat log the light is a blue led. my educated guess says that the blade is glued to prevent a user from pushing the light out accidentally.


Right on the money Ace. This one features a blue LED. Other colors will follow and will most likely use bright white and warm white LEDs. Glue keeps the LED from being easily ripped out of the hilt.
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Re: LifeLites Debuts Lighted Lightsaber

Postby deco_droid » Wed Dec 15, 2010 3:51 pm

nice try i guess, but yah, the monster wires coming out the back attached to some sort of coppertop sort of has a way of dulling the cool factor a glowing lightsaber minifig should have.

off the top of my head i would use a thinner gauge wire, drill a smal hole and run it up the shoulder of a generic jedi type torso (think jedi jimmy) so the wrists can turn, use the internal battery setup like the luls (good design and compact), and use a twist on/off switch in the head (instead of the luls push to light) and voila, you got yourself a glowing saber you can use for most any jedi. if you want, do a jedi torso and then a black robed "sith" torso version.

...you're welcome
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Re: LifeLites Debuts Lighted Lightsaber

Postby Solscud007 » Mon Dec 27, 2010 9:37 am

Wow cool except I already did this myself back in September.

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One of my other hobbies is collecting flashlights. I have a 1.5 foot long fiberoptic attachment for a mini maglite that i can throw on to my Surefire E1B light. Its bright enough to light up the lightsaber.

I simply drilled a hole thru the light saber. and done!! But yeah you have the same problem of having a fiber optic cable running out the bottom of the saber.
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Re: LifeLites Debuts Lighted Lightsaber

Postby brickmodder » Tue Dec 28, 2010 11:24 am

deco_droid wrote:nice try i guess, but yah, the monster wires coming out the back attached to some sort of coppertop sort of has a way of dulling the cool factor a glowing lightsaber minifig should have.

off the top of my head i would use a thinner gauge wire, drill a smal hole and run it up the shoulder of a generic jedi type torso (think jedi jimmy) so the wrists can turn, use the internal battery setup like the luls (good design and compact), and use a twist on/off switch in the head (instead of the luls push to light) and voila, you got yourself a glowing saber you can use for most any jedi. if you want, do a jedi torso and then a black robed "sith" torso version.

...you're welcome



Um, you're about 8 years too late. I did that in 2002 (yes, before LEGO did even). The switch, however, was located in the torso. See www.brickmodder.net for more details. So... *You're* welcome! ;)
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