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Learn How To Customize Your Lightsaber and Upgrade | Reflekt Sabers™

Learn How To Customize Your Lightsaber and Upgrade | Reflekt Sabers™

Are you looking for a unique and personalized lightsaber that reflects your own Jedi or Sith spirit? Look no further! With custom lightsabers, you can build your own lightsaber by selecting your own parts and adding your own personal touch.

Building a custom lightsaber requires technical knowledge and skill, and it can be daunting for beginners. However, with the right skills, materials, and a comprehensive guide, you can create a lightsaber that is as accurate and durable as the ones you see in the movies and video games.

In this article, we will guide you through the process of building your own custom lightsaber, from selecting the right components to adding the finishing touches.

Selecting the Right Components

The lightsaber is mainly made up of two parts: the hilt and the blade. However, there are smaller components within the hilt and blade that you should consider. Here are some of the components you need to know about:


The hilt is the part of the lightsaber that you hold in your hand while swinging it at your opponents or while moving into a stance. The hilt's right choice is largely dependent on your personal choice for style and aesthetics, as well as practical considerations for housing the electronics and soundboard. The length and thickness of the hilt are also important as it should grip smoothly into the size of the user's hands.


The blade is the narrowest part of the lightsaber, but it is the part that is directly involved in combat. It is important to choose the right blade that is tough enough to withstand the harsh lightsaber strikes in intense combat of Jedi vs Sith. There are different blade types to choose from as well as the length of the blade that goes into determining the right blade choice for your unique custom lightsabers. The blade is made from a polycarbonate tube that can diffuse the light and also withstand dueling.


Couplers are used for assembling the hilts of two lightsabers together to make a double-bladed lightsaber or a saber staff.

Blade Plug

The blade plug is a small cylindrical piece of polycarbonate installed at the end of the hilt when you don't have a blade in your lightsaber. It increases safety as it stops the light from shining directly into someone's eyes. It also gives a finished look to your lightsaber.

Activation Switch

The activation switch is the button that turns the lightsaber on and off. You can choose from a variety of switch styles, including tactile and flush.


The sound module is the component that produces the sound of the lightsaber. There are different sound modules available, and you can choose from a variety of sound effects.


You can add various special effects to your lightsaber, such as flickering or pulsing effects, to give it a unique look.

Customizing Your Lightsaber

Once you have chosen the components for your custom lightsaber, it’s time to start customizing it. Here are some steps you can follow to create a unique lightsaber that represents the force within you:

Step 1: Assemble the hilt

The first step in building a custom lightsaber is to assemble the hilt. This involves putting together all the components of the hilt, including the emitter, coupler, pommel, and activation switch. The soundboard and battery pack are also placed inside the hilt. You will need to have some technical knowledge and experience in wiring and soldering to complete this step.

Step 2: Add the blade

Once the hilt is assembled, you can attach the blade. Depending on the type of blade you have chosen, you may need to insert it into the blade holder or attach it to the emitter. You can also add a blade plug to cover the end of the blade when it’s not in use.

Step 3: Test the lightsaber

Before you can start using your custom lightsaber, you need to test it to make sure it’s working properly. Turn on the lightsaber and check the brightness of the blade, the sound effects, and the responsiveness of the activation switch. If there are any issues, you may need to troubleshoot and make adjustments.

Step 4: Personalize your lightsaber

Now that your lightsaber is fully functional, you can personalize it by adding some unique touches. This could include engraving your name or initials on the hilt, painting the hilt or blade, or adding some extra accessories like a leather grip or a crystal chamber.

Costs of Customizing a Lightsaber

Customizing a lightsaber can be an expensive hobby, especially if you’re looking to create a high-quality, movie-accurate lightsaber. Here are some of the costs associated with building a custom lightsaber:

  • Hilt: Depending on the quality and complexity of the hilt, it can cost anywhere from $50 to $500 or more.
  • Blade: Blades can range from $20 to $100 or more depending on the type and length.
  • Soundboard: Soundboards can cost anywhere from $50 to $200 or more depending on the quality and features.
  • Battery pack: A rechargeable lithium-ion battery pack can cost around $20 to $50.
  • Accessories: Accessories like a leather grip or a crystal chamber can add another $50 to $100 or more to the cost.

Building a custom lightsaber is a complex and rewarding process that requires both technical skills and creativity. With the right components, tools, and knowledge, you can create a lightsaber that is unique to you and represents the force within you. At Reflekt Sabers, we offer a comprehensive guide to building custom lightsabers, as well as a wide range of high-quality components and accessories. Follow our guide and unleash your inner Jedi or Sith warrior!


Q. Can I build a custom lightsaber without any technical knowledge or experience?

A. Building a custom lightsaber requires some technical knowledge and experience in wiring and soldering. If you don’t have any experience, it’s best to start with a simple lightsaber kit and work your way up.

Q. How long does it take to build a custom lightsaber?

A. The time it takes to build a custom lightsaber depends on the complexity of the design and your level of experience. It can take anywhere from a few hours to several days to complete.

Q. Can I use a custom lightsaber for dueling?

A. Yes, you can use a custom lightsaber for dueling, but it’s important to choose the right components that are durable and can withstand heavy use.

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