Star Wars fan builds real-life 'lightsaber' that can actually cut through things
The world is currently going Star Wars crazy. Following the astronomical success of Disney+’s The Mandalorian and the recent release of The Rise of Skywalker, one man has taken his love of a galaxy far, far away to another level and created a real-life protosaber in his garage.
Now, in case your Star Wars knowledge is lacking, the archaic protosaber is the device that preceded the lightsaber.
If you haven't seen it yet, this is the final trailer for The Rise of Skywalker:
The brainchild of the Hacksmith crew, who have already unleashed to the world to Thanos' sword and recreation of Thor's hammer, they've now set their sights on the protosaber.
Now, while lightsaber recreations are nothing new (put enough toilet roll tubes together and you can make one), if you want something that's anywhere near as cool and realistic as what you see in the movies, you're going to have to put in a lot of work.
To see the jaw-dropping creation of the protosaber for yourself, check out the video below:
As per Men's Health, if you were going to create an actual real-life lightsaber, you’d need in the region of 1.69 gigajoules of thermal energy (that’s more than a bolt of lightning) contains. In short, it's not possible. Not right now anyway… Or, should I say, on this planet.
The protosaber, by comparison, is a simpler beast. It’s a lightsaber which, to all intents and purposes, is operated by a portable battery back. And in the video above, they make it happen, resulting in an “incredibly dangerous” glowing hot piece of metal.
But thanks to some incredible details, this protosaber doesn't just look and act like a lightsaber, but it even sounds like one!
Don't know who Baby Yoda is yet? Then you need to familiarise yourself with the Mandalorian:
So, in short, this is something that we can all marvel at from the comfort of our own homes, but certainly not a creation that any of us should think about making ourselves.