Okay, so it’s not a laser. It’s not ultra heated plasma. It’s just fire, fueled by butane and ethanol. In that way, it’s more like a tiny flamethrower or a giant cigarette lighter, but it’s still somehow magical. 🙂
If someone was to gaze deeply into the soul of the average Star Wars fan, they’d find that most of us would secretly love to own a real lightsaber. If that did happen, limbs would be lost far too frequently, so it’s probably not a bad thing that real, laser-based lightsabers remain a far-off dream. Nevertheless, it’s always exciting when someone does create a device that looks and works similarly to the imagined noble weapon.
This is one of the best I’ve seen so far. Though it is basically a huge butane lighter, it looks the part, functions fairly well and is just dangerous enough to make one think twice before wielding it without training. Oh, and the creator uses it to destroy Jar Jar Binks, which is always a bonus.