Hello Everybody, today I have a saber design for one of the lesser known characters in the Star Wars Saga….E.T. the Extra Terrestrial! No I haven’t gone mad, E.T. sort of made an appearance in The Phantom Menace. This happened because of a deal made between Steven Spielberg and George Lucas. In the film E.T. the little alien and Elliott went out “Trick or Treating” and in the street was a young girl wearing a Halloween mask of….YODA! E.T. who was slightly confused tried to follow the girl, pointing at her saying “Home!….Home!” There were also other Star Wars toys dotted around the sets to appear in the film. In return for this “un-official” advertising and promotion, George Lucas promised his friend that E.T. (or at least members of his species) would appear in the next Star Wars film, this was The Phantom Menace. So I will show you my design for E.T. and if you are “Goood!” I’ll explain some more about this story later, this is BeeGud Lightsaber…
E.T is an Asogian, from the planet Brodo Asogi. During the last decades of the Galactic Republic, the Asogians were represented at the Galactic Senate (you know that big round room with the floating platforms!) by a delegation of Senator Grebleips and a trio of aides. When the Galactic Republic was turned into the Galactic Empire by Palpatine, the Senator was charged with treason and the planet was absorbed into the new autocratic government structure. This picture shows Senator Grebleips and two of his aides, well I think it is him and two aides but as they don’t wear clothes it’s hard to tell them apart!
Back to the saber, the emitter I used to represent E.T.’s head as it has two large ovals that look like eyes. The switch section represents his chest and abdomen and when a lighted activation switch is installed it would glow orange just like his “GlowHeart”. The blade is also orange to match that GlowHeart and E.T.’s healing finger (“Ouch!”) The couplers which form the grip are meant to look like the wrinkled, folded skin of his stomach and the pommel is used as his paddle shaped feet. I think if you were to attach two arms onto the hilt, it would complete the look!
Well I hope you enjoyed this little design, I have to say E.T. does seem to get around a bit. And it seems I’ve been around a bit, my next post will be my 200th! Can you believe that? I hadn’t realized how quickly time had flown but sadly, once more, time has beaten me and I need to go “Home!” to my workshop to prepare for the next 200 posts! (maybe). So thank you for visiting today and supporting FTSabersite over the past 199 posts, it really is appreciated. Till number 200!
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