If you have ever fancied 3D printing your very own Lightsaber 3D printing columnist Sean Charlesworth explain how he recreated the 14 piece 3D printed Lightsaber with thanks to Jacky (aka Valcrow) who has created the CAD drawings.
There is also a 4 piece version available for ease of assembly and all the files can be download to be printed on your very own 3D printing machine if you are lucky enough to own one or printed via online service such as Shapeways.
Jacky (aka Valcrow) explains a little more about the creation of the awesome 3D printed 14 piece Lightsaber :
“I designed a 3D printed lightsaber in commemoration of Star Wars day in collaboration with Ultimaker. There were many other designs out there, but none that I was really happy with. The examples I saw were mostly over simplified, impossible to print without supports, or difficult to assemble. I knew I wanted something more faithful to the original prop with better surface quality. So I set out to build my favorite design from the series.
I ended up making two versions of the Lightsaber, a 4 piece version which stresses ease of printing and assembly, and a 14 piece version that makes no compromise on surface quality. The 4 piece model has been available on YouMagine since May the Fourth, but now (July 2nd), we are also releasing the 14 piece model on YouMagine.”
Download the files to make the 14 and 4 peice Lightsabers here YouMagine.