Chopper Lightsaber – Inspired by C1-10P

Hello Everybody. Today I have to take us back to the Star Wars universe in a BIG way as the whole Star Wars franchise has been shaken to it’s foundations. It was the series finale for the popular animation Star Wars: Rebels and in that final episode it has been established that “Time Manipulation” is a thing! Yes Disney must have seen my Flux Capacitant Back to The Future(Back to the Future) hilt and now Star Wars characters can interact and alter timelines with the Force! This is big enough news as it is but it also drew my attention to the fact that I hadn’t created any hilts based on this section of Star Wars. So I have to rectify that and what better way than to create a hilt for the most popular droid in Rebels…C1-10P or as you may know him….CHOPPER! Now Chopper is the heroic, if somewhat ageing and cantankerous droid who acts as the maintenance team for the Ghost, the ship belonging to Hera Syndulla, Kanan Jarrus and of course Ezra Bridger. Chopper may be older and irritable but he has many tools and gadgets to help him get any job done…but again this droid has no lightsaber…until now. May I present my saber for Chopper…

This saber I think would suit the eponymous droid nicely. I tried hard to match his distinctive colour scheme with the powder coating. The basis for this hilt is my Astromech hilt I used for R2-D2 and R2-KT (but don’t worry I know Chopper is a C-Series droid – just in case you thought I made a mistake!). So the saber has the same functionality and parts as my Sensorscope Saber and should compliment Chopper’s built in tools. He used his tools and gadgets on many missions including one to infiltrate the Imperial Naval Academy on the planet Lothal. He powder coated himself black to look like an Imperial droid – how ingenious was that?! And speaking of tools and ingenuity I have some personal news that is very exciting for me and I hope you think so too. I will tell you about it below…

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Wow! I can’t believe my optics, that saber looks like me! (Copyright Disney/Lucasfilm)

The big news I have to share is I am about to begin building my first saber! No, not one on a computer screen, but a real nuts, bolts and metal lightsaber with electronics and everything! I can’t afford all the parts in one purchase but I will be placing an order to buy the hilt itself on Monday. The other parts including the lights and sound making electronics will be bought every few months or so and when I have everything I will begin a  new section on the site charting my attempt to become a real lightsaber builder. It’s going to be a heck of an adventure! (And you may just recognise the lightsaber when it’s finished ; ) )

Well after that little bit of news I am afraid I am out of time. I wish to thank everyone for looking in on this design and for all your support of me and the site. I appreciate your company and I hope you will all return for future posts where I finally get to post the 80’s action cartoon inspired hilts I promised and maybe I ‘ll be able to post a few details about any saber part deliveries I receive in my mailbox! Till next time.

“Chopper Lightsaber” is a For Tyeth Editions design and is ©CopyrigtofForTyeth/FTSabersite 2018. “C1-10P, Chopper”, “Hera Syndulla”, “Star Wars:Rebels” and all other names charcters, images and logos are Trademark/©Copyright of Disney/Lucasfilm.

 

 

 

7 thoughts on “Chopper Lightsaber – Inspired by C1-10P”

    1. Hi TVTA, thank you, yes I felt that I had to stop talking about building sabers and start acting the part and really build a hilt (before the economic situation gets so bad I can’t afford to). I am placing my first order for the hilt body on Monday (got some bills to clear first!) and should receive the parts sometime before my next post! It will be an on going story but I’ve taken the plunge. Who knows where it will lead! And I had an Optimus Prime Transformer too!

    1. Hello Neo, thanks so much. I just have to wait for some bills to clear at midnight then I’ll be able to place my order for the hilt parts. I won’t have designed the hilt as it is a replica of one from the films (owned by my favourite character!) but I will be installing all the electronics myself. Gonna have to brush up on my ESD soldering!

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