Review of Lightsaber Construction Kits – Star Wars Ultimate
Design & Creativity
Lets both kids and adults explore their creativity and build their own lightsaber.
Value for Money
More expensive than other lightsaber toy options.
Can last for years as a collectible item, but not suited for rough playing.
A fun and creative set which is a little pricey but very enjoyable.
What We Like
What We Don't Like
Although it has been around since 2005, the Star Wars Ultimate Lightsaber is still appealing to young and old alike. Sold in theme parks like Disneyland and Disney World across the globe, this kit is every Star Wars fan’s dream.
The unique selling point of this lightsaber kit is found in the theme of the Star Wars franchise itself: you get to choose your own path and destiny. Thus, those who unbox this kit can build both Jedi Order lightsabers and Sith lightsabers. Kids and young people can create the beloved blades of Mace Windu, Darth Vader, Darth Maul, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and so on.
Who is this Lightsaber Construction Kit for?
This product is perfect for those who are fans of the Star Wars franchise. But while it is appealing to kids of all ages, it is better suited to older kids and collectors.
The box indicates that the set is designed for kids 6 years old and up, but the many small pieces make it unsuitable for younger kids. Losing these pieces can become an issue. Also, assembling the blades is not as easy as it seems, and it can be frustrating for really small kids.
The lightsaber itself is also not very durable. While it can last years if played with gently, the rougher playing of smaller kids can cause damage to its system.
That being said, older kids and collectors will love this set. Building the lightsabers with the different possible combinations encourages creativity and experimentation. There is also the saber’s relevance to the beloved Star Wars franchise: being able to choose one’s destiny and build one’s own saber like the Jedi and Sith is a plus.
What’s Included in the Kit?
The Star Wars Ultimate Lightsaber comes in an attractive and well-designed box. Inside it can be found: an instruction manual, 2 switches, 3 sleeve rings, 1 adapter, 2 hilt sleeves, 3 filters, 3 power crystals, 2 caps, 1 light bulb housing, 2 emitters, 2 blades, and 1 hilt.
Overview of the Star Wars Ultimate
The Star Wars Ultimate Lightsaber is a great treat with a lot of special features to enjoy. To understand it better, it is a good idea to take it apart from hilt to blade.
The hilt of the lightsaber is lighter and handier than older hilts sold at Disneyland. This makes it easier to fit into smaller hands. The hilt is also interesting because it has different hilt rings, which drastically change the design once installed.
The Star Wars franchise features the Jedi and the Sith creating lightsabers made out of kyber crystals. The Ultimate Lightsaber capitalizes on this knowledge, with three plastic crystals included in the set. These crystals come in red, blue, and green, and change the sound the lightsaber makes when they are installed into the hilt.
One feature that makes this set stand out is that it gives users the chance to create Darth Maul’s double-bladed lightsaber. An adapter is included that allows the second blade to be attached to the hilt to create a dual-action weapon.
When it comes to Jedi blades, this kit also provides great options. A combination of different filters allows Mace Windu’s purple blade color to glow. There is green for Yoda’s blade and blue for Obi-Wan’s blade.
The lightsaber set is powered by 2 C batteries , and it can last up to months without needing a battery change. This long-lasting life ensures convenience and maximized enjoyment.
The downside of this set is its price. It is a lot more expensive than other lightsaber toys.
Tutorial to design a Perfect Lightsaber
Once the product is unboxed, the first thing to do is to install the batteries in the hilt. This is the only technical step of the procedure: the rest is fun, creativity, and exploration.
The key to designing the perfect lightsaber is to know your goal. For instance, if you want to build Luke Skywalker’s saber, pick out the blue crystal, the transparent blade, and the blue light filter. Choose a sleeve and ring that go well with the design.
If you want to build Darth Maul’s saber, on the other hand, choose the adapter, both the red and transparent blades, and the red light filter. The pieces go together to create the double-bladed weapon the character used in The Phantom Menace.
An alternative for younger kids who might not yet be skilled enough to build their own lightsabers is Hasbro’s Force Master Lightsaber. This lightsaber allows kids to train for either the Jedi Order or the Sith with 24 voice recordings from Darth Vader, Mace Windu, Yoda, and Obi-Wan Kenobi. The blade also changes color; pressing a button will turn it purple, green, blue, or red.
- The Lightsaber Bladebuilders force Master Colour Changing
- Changing the colour of the blade and imagine train with 4 different master
- Get the teachings of Mace Windu, Yoda, Obi-Wan Kenobi and Darth Vader
The Force Master Lightsaber comes at a fraction of the cost of the Ultimate Lightsaber kit. While it doesn’t encourage creativity and allow thousands of aesthetic options, it is a fun toy to play with for younger kids.
While the Ultimate Lightsaber is pricey and not a friendly toy for smaller kids, it is a wonderful choice for pre-teens and collectors. Its design encourages not only playing but also creative thinking. For Star Wars fans who want to know their true path, unboxing this set can be the first step towards their destiny.
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