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Thank You to Sabers Crucible and Lord Nick Nitro

Hello Everybody and to Lord Nick Nitro. Today I am giving my thanks once again as the Force has looked upon me favourably and I have won a new saber! And I have Lord Nick Nitro of the YouTube channel Sabers Crucible to thank for the new hilt. Lord Nitro had a Subscriber Milestone giveaway and my name was drawn out as one of two lucky winners. As such I felt I had to come back out of the shadows again to say thank you publicly and let Lord Nitro know it arrived safely….so over to me…..

I think I may be getting slightly better at presenting YouTube videos…but I still don’t think I’ll make a career out of it just yet. Anyhoo, the saber is a fantastic little hilt that is very sleek, slim and extremely light, named the Kyojin (or “Little Giant” when translated). The name is an in-joke with lightsaber owners as the saber is small yet referred to as a Giant. It comes with 3 sets of basic sounds, has flash on clash effects and blaster deflect functions or you can switch the saber to mute mode so you can practice late at night without disturbing your neighbours!

Those are my colours!

Lord Nitro had two of these hilts to give away, the one I received was as you can see very much a Lightside version in silver with a green blade. Lord Nitro informed me when I emailed him that he thought I’d appreciate the green blade. However I would have been happy with the other blade had I been sent that one, as it was a black handled hilt with a red blade – very Sith like – and Mrs Tyeth would have claimed that one,

Black, Silver and Gold.

I also wanted to apologise to Lord Nitro that it took me a while to respond saying I had received the hilt but unfortunately the delivery driver for the parcel company in the UK that took carriage of the saber allegedly made TWO attempts to deliver my package. However I was in my home and had the door access intercom on and nobody came to my door. The driver saw I was in a block of flats and decided, “Nah….can’t be bothered going up there!” and took it back with him. I arranged to pick the parcel up myself from a Post Office and even then the driver left it at the wrong branch! Luckily it was a branch nearer to my home so I walked down to collect it. Anyhoo moans about the delivery company aside, I love this little gem of a hilt and I have two more pictures to share…

Lord Nitro runs his own corner of YouTube and has a channel named Sabers Crucible which you can find here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMHPVdveXxwZHph66T2Co6A

On this channel Lord Nitro takes custom lightsabers and puts them through a rigorous testing process in “The Crucible” and includes tests to see what amount of impact a saber can take on various critical parts of the hilt and blade. He does this so people watching can make informed choices of which saber is suitable for their needs – without having to find out the hard way and damage a newly purchased item themselves. And I can say some of the test results are spectacular with bits of sabers being launched into the surrounding garden and probably neighbourhood! So please take a moment or two to check Lord Nitro’s channel out and leave a comment or two, click the like buttons and hit subscribe to get notifications of new videos – it will help grow his channel – as will telling your friends about the Crucible.

Finally, I just want to say that Lord Nitro, you are a champion in the Crucible and in the saber community. You are very generous and I appreciate the new hilt, it will have a good home here in For Tyeth Towers. May the Force Be With You.

I will be back next week with much more, including a new Star Wars “Visions” inspired hilt so please call back to see that and future posts. Thanks for visiting today and as always Till next time…..

Babu Frik’s Torch Saber – Babu’s welding Lightsaber

Hello Everybody, today I am very busy dealing with parcels arriving and departing, new sabers, editing a new video….but with all that going on I still managed to design a new saber for my new friend Babu Frik! Today I will share that with you all. You will recall a few weeks ago I was lucky enough to be named the winner of a giveaway draw held by Darth Rage on YouTube….well I won a Babu Frick talking plush toy. There was only one problem, Babu likes to tinker with droids and machinery and…I discovered he likes messing with sabers too.

He was eyeing up my collection so I had to do something to stop him wanting to mess with my sabers so I designed a hilt for him. You might just be able to see something orange protruding from the box Babu is sat in – that is his welding torch/soldering gun he uses to do electronic work on droids.

Babu’s Welding Torch/Soldering Gun

I saw this and had a “Light Bulb” moment…that would make a neat curved lightsaber handle! And if I combined the functions of a saber with the functions of his tool he’d have an awesome lightsaber – and might leave mine alone. OK, so I had best show you what I came up with, here is Babu Frik’s Torch Saber…

This is a lightsaber Multitool! It features welding and soldering functions combined with a lightsaber blade all in a nice curved handgrip…it is in his colour scheme and I even added his name on it (he’s so possessive of his tools and toys I thought it best to put his name on it so nobody tries claiming it!)

Onto the features of the hilt, I had to reshape the nozzle slightly to accommodate a blade socket but hopefully it doesn’t change the shape/profile of the saber too much. Next is the copper/orange powder coated banding I added – Babu likes browns and orange and I thought orange would pop on this hilt. His name is embossed onto each side of the emitter and leads down to a nice curved section that really identifies this as Babu’s tool. Below the curved neck, there is the trigger activation switch and in the next pictures you can see I even added hex head topped screws to hold the trigger in place!

These pictures just show a few of the detailing elements I added (as the actual toy part is just a smooth part with no real details except the tip is orange). As mentioned you can see the screws holding the trigger on, then the colour banding on the emitter to identify this as Babu’s property. The last two images show the pommel and the “Control Matrix” – a series of small black buttons that control all the functions of this multitool saber. I really hope Babu likes this saber and leaves mine alone in future!

I am nearing the end of this post but I do have news, some good and some unfortunate. The unfortunate news is that one of my real life replicas has had an issue and needs repair but the good news is that it is en route to be given some TLC and hopefully I’ll have a fully functioning saber again when it is returned (and boy, was organising a courier to transport it a pain!). In even better news though I have received the parcel I mentioned I was waiting for last week and I have a FIFTH saber to add to my collection….all thanks to a YouTube creator named Lord “Nick” Nitro from SabersCrucible. I was one of two fortunate winners of a new saber in a Subscriber Giveaway Lord Nitro held, and it arrived. I will chat more about it next post and there will be pics and maybe another quick video!

So that’s about it…thank you so much for checking Babu Frik’s Torch Saber out, I hope you all like it as much as Babu seems to. I have much more to showcase including more sabers (real custom sabers and my digital designs) along with more LEGO creations, more costuming news (hopefully) and anything else that pops up in future. I sincerely hope you’ll all return to see these upcoming posts. Your support is fantastic and keeps me creating.. So thanks again and Till next time…..

“Babu Frik’s Torch Saber” is a For Tyeth Editions design modelled and rendered in Blender 3D. The design and renders are ©Copyright of For Tyeth/FTSabersite 2016-2021. “Babu Frik” is a character from the Disney/Lucasfilm movie “The Rise of Skywalker” and is Trademark/©Copyright of Disney/Lucasfilm.

FT’s Traveller Trading Ship – Built in Blender 3D

Hello Everybody, wow I swear this year is disappearing fast – we are already nearly halfway through November! Maybe it’s because a lot of things have been happening for me recently. I bought a new lightsaber, I won an online draw and received a Babu Frik plush talking toy….and I may have another exciting bit of news I’ll let you in on at the end of this post…in the meantime I’d like to reveal a new starship I have built! This time I modelled the vessel in Blender 3D and not in LEGO and I kinda like this new ship in a hulking sort of way! Here are a few images of what I built….this is FT’s Traveller….

This is my new workhorse vehicle for wandering the galaxy and obtaining parts for my saber building exploits. It is nothing fancy but was once a bulk transport ship that has had “a few modifications” installed by it’s previous owners. They were involved in the Slave trade and used the ship to transport their unwilling passengers to various planets. I was sent by the Jedi Council to investigate and ended up liberating the slaves and the ship. As the ship was large and could carry my usual ship, my Jedi Interceptor, onboard the grateful and now free citizens bestowed the ship to me to use. And it is quite nice now I have cleaned it out and made it comfortable. It has a Hyperdrive, automatic navigation and piloting systems so I can fly single handed….and it has workspaces and storage for my saber building. Everything I could need….oh and a few laser cannons on the dorsal roof section – just enough for line defence.

Well that’s the backstory/history I am giving to this ship. In reality I modelled this in Blender 3D using an Add-On plug-in created by Michael Davies (find a link here: https://www.blendernation.com/2016/06/23/spaceship-generator/ ) that allows users to create randomly generated ship hulls. You can specify options such as making sections symmetrical or not, the number of sections used and the dimensions (how many sections in length, width and height). The Add-On then generates a ship from a library of “blocks” unique to your numbers. This ship appeared from the values I put in and the only “tweak” I made was to rotate the forward fuselage cube with the “flight deck” windows by 90 degrees so the windows were horizontally aligned. I think it turned out quite nice and looks useable for the story I have given it. I may flip the two forward swept protrusions near the engines so they sweep backwards later but it is on a mission at the moment in America. Anyhoo the images in space are always a little hard to see so I visited Portland Oregon to test out their landing pad! Here are a few more in-atmosphere daytime pictures…onto Gallery Two….

I think the scale is a little off but it is difficult to work with the background images within Blender. The image is pasted “inside” of a virtual globe and wraps 360degrees around so the model sits in the center surrounded by the picture. When you look through the camera viewport you can see the “environment” but if you try to scale the environment image it warps out of shape! But I think you get an impression of what my new ship looks like. And it is carrying a package for me….I have another new toy coming! I am currently checking my ship’s Tracking and it has just departed Miami Florida with a new saber. It should reach me within the next week hopefully….I may have to wait for the local parcel delivery company to bring it to my door when it enters the UK. But I should have an unboxing to show you soon.

On this exciting news I will bring this post to a close, I hope you liked my new ship, I will try my hand at making a few more and will post them in future articles. I sincerely hope you will call back to see those and the new lightsaber designs I am working on, the LEGO building fun I’m having and just maybe some more cosplay stuff. Thank you so much for your visit to FTSabersite today and supporting me, it is much appreciated and keeps me inspired to design. So till next time…..

“FT’s Traveller Trading Ship” is a For Tyeth Editions Shipyard design, built and rendered in Blender 3D, It is Copyright of For Tyeth/FTSabersite 2016-2021. The “Spaceship Generator Script” was created by Michael Davies for Blender 3D and is Copyright to him.

Theed Street Scene My Own Creation (MOC) For Tyeth Lego Forge

Hello Everybody and as I type this it is Nov 5th which is “Guy Fawkes Night” or “Bonfire Night” here in the UK which is usually celebrated by having firework displays. So if you are having a fireworks party or going to one PLEASE do it safely – be Firework Safe and COVID Safe…..I’d hate for anyone to have an accident. OK, onto today’s post….and we’re travelling to Naboo and Theed City!

For the past few weeks I have been messing around with the LEGO Digital Designer application allowing me to build virtual LEGO models. It has been great fun to play with as I wait for the batteries in my sabers to charge up, and one of the models I have created is a section of Naboo’s capitol, Theed City. It took a while and I have probably made construction errors that would make LEGO experts cringe (like using the wrong brick part for a doorway or methods to align pieces) but I managed to come up with a build to represent a “courtyard” surrounded by buildings and I included a few Federation Battle Droids (roger, roger) and an AAT Tank model which I downloaded from Eurobricks.com. Here is the first gallery….

I attempted to build the scenery from the Phantom Menace where Qui-Gon Jinn and Obi-Wan Kenobi leap from a walkway down onto the street below and attack a group of droids escorting the Royal Palace occupants (Captain Panaka, Governor Sio Bibble, the Queen and her handmaidens along with a few Palace Trooper guards). The LEGO builder didn’t have enough dedicated Star Wars figures to represent Panaka, Bibble etc so I added the tank and droids standing around….but look closely and you will find one Jedi somewhere ready to drop down into action!

I was also able to add a few bushes around the scene but for a long time I struggled to find the pieces I needed for the flowers and windows – I am using a 13inch laptop and the screen is so small and there’s so many pieces in the builder it’s hard to sort out the bits that fit together! But eventually I managed to assemble a few plants and inserted those into the model. And they actually made quite a bit of difference, however I am not sure if it is my screen but the buildings seem to look a bit green and not tan as they are meant to look. It’s something I will look into as I continue to modify and improve on this model. But I had best show you the “flowery” pictures…so here is gallery two….

I am still learning what I can and can’t build with this LEGO software but I can say I have a few other models to show in future including a Mandalorian Assault Ship and a scene from a very wet planet which I made a CLONE of (<little bit of a hint which planet). Both of these models I think are better than this one as I crammed more details in. But hopefully you will return to see them and decide for yourself.

I am getting to the end of this slightly shorter post but I just wanted to let you know I am still working on some new sabers inspired by the Star Wars Anime series “Visions” and I hope to have another update on my costuming adventures. I hope as I said before that you will join me for those posts but I’d like to say thank you for visiting today and checking out this LEGO creation, whether this is your first visit to FTSabersite or if you are one of my regulars, you are all appreciated and motivate me to keep designing. Stay safe if you are celebrating this weekend and Till next time…..

“FT’s Theed Street MOC (My Own Creation” is a For Tyeth Lego design built using the LEGO Group’s “LEGO Digital Designer” software. The edited screenshots are ©Copyright of For Tyeth/FTSabersite 2016-2021. “LEGO”, the “LEGO Digital Designer” and all other names, logos and elements are Trademark/©Copyright of the LEGO Group.

Padawan Outpost “Iota” Xenopixel V2 lightsaber – For Tyeth’s New Saber!

Helloooooo Everybodies! It is almost that day again when all the ghouls and ghosts come out to play and I have a beautiful new saber to show you that I purchased recently…..AND I have a horror movie to share with you! Now you may have read in my previous posts and comments references to a new “toy” that I had ordered, well it arrived and I am over the moon with what I got. The new toy is a lightsaber from Padawan Outpost called the “Iota” and it has some very cool features. All of my sabers up till now were the type similar to a torch or flashlight with a very high powered LED in the handle that shone down a polycarbonate tube. They were also limited with what special effects they could do, but my new saber has a technology called Xenopixel installed that allows it do some incredible stuff. The blade isn’t hollow and is filled by long strips covered in small individual LEDs, and these LEDs can be triggered on/off all at once or one at a time to create different illusions. This also makes the blade appear brighter because less light energy is wasted having to travel down a hollow tube. Anyhoo, I can’t really describe the saber and do it justice….you need to SEE it….so Happy Halloween here is your horror movie for this year – For Tyeth Reviews the IOTA!…

I made a ton of mistakes in filming this. I forgot to mention certain features and I called the Xenopixel blade a “Scrolled” blade – I was thinking “Scrolling” and “LED” and managed to merge the two words together! But I was so excited getting this hilt and I filmed this by my self with no tripod – just a handheld smartphone and a laptop. Back to the saber though, as you can see it has some spectacular special effects. You can activate various effects called “Pre-Ons” before the blade ignites. These include effects that make the saber blade appear to “stutter” or appear from different sections of the blade (in one case the light appears at the base and the tip then expands to join in the middle!) Or you can just have the classic Luke or Vader in a corridor effect where the blade “grows”. The blade, because it is filled with hundreds of small LEDs can be set to any colour or as you saw in the video to a “Rainbow” – this is known as a Blade Style. The blade also has a “Fire Blade” and “Ghost Mode” where the blade is active but only lights up when it is moved (keep the blade still and the light disappears like a ghost). Another available Blade Style is “Blaster Blade” where again the blade is switched on but only lights up when the Activation Button is tapped which sends “bolts” of light along the blade and looks like a laser gun firing. I didn’t want to video those really due to how bright they are and the flashing could affect people with photosensitive Epilepsy.

But that is just the blade and lights, a lightsaber also usually has sounds and this saber has 21 built in sound fonts or themes. There are sounds from Kylo Ren’s saber, Rey, Darth Vader, General Leia and of course Luke Skywalker…not to mention Dooku, Maul, Cal Kestis from the PC game Jedi Fallen Order….way too many to list. But then on top of that you can add MORE sounds purchased or downloaded from the Internet and install them using the built in SD card! When certain sounds become unfashionable you can update with new ones.

The sounds also feature SmoothSwing technology. This is the fancy sound effect that makes a saber sound more realistic by mixing sounds triggered by sensors in real time. Hasbro toy sabers have one sound for when the saber swings whereas this saber can have up to 16 swing noises that are played continuously and correspond to your movements. Swing the hilt gently and it whispers a Vroom but swing harder and it sounds more WWHOOOSH!

That all sounds like a lot but there is still more features! The saber can be updated with new functions and settings using the SD Card and a Configuration File (instructions for the saber to operate). This means I can set the saber to detect certain movements or gestures and trigger specific effects…I can even do this with the Force….

Yep! I am most powerful…I can activate my blade without using the button! OK this is what’s known as a Gesture Function but it looks cool. I can set the saber to detect a “stabbing” motion and it will ignite the blade.

Finally, the saber even plays music tracks that you can have playing in the background as you fight your little siblings or friends. Imagine having the Phantom Menace “Duel Of The Fates” music playing while swinging your saber around with Qui-Gon Jinn sound effects! (Or Maul if you are a Sith!).

It can glow green just like Qui-Gon’s too!

All in all this lightsaber is fantastic for the price, the amount of features and tech is amazing. Xenopixel really immerses you into the Star Wars world and you can forget where you are! But I know I’m getting near the end of this review and I have a few mentions I need to make.

If you are interested in obtaining a saber like tis one you can find it and more at Padawan Outpost which can be found at: https://padawanoutpost.com/

Padawan Outpost is based in the London area of the UK but ships internationally. They have a full range of sabers available but you will have to check their site regularly as stock can sell out quickly. I MUST ALSO POINT OUT THAT I AM NOT CONNECTED TO OR EMPLOYED BY PADAWAN OUTPOST – I am just a happy customer (I also bought a basic saber from them last year).

Thanks so much for checking my review out. I am no YouTube expert reviewer but it is kinda fun now I have done one. Now I have scared you all for Halloween, I hope you will return for future posts on FTSabersite as I still have more saber designs to showcase, more LEGO creations and just maybe some more Cosplaying. I am For Tyeth, the FOR in the Force, Till next time…..

One last message to my dear friends “Mr and Mrs D” at this difficult time for them…..I light my sabers and remember…..

This For Tyeth review is independent and my own opinions. The video and photos are ©Copyright of For Tyeth/FTSabersite 2016-2021. Padawan Outpost and their product image and logo are ©Copyrighted and Trademarks of Padawan Outpost.com , UK.

“Electronic Core Collection” – A range of “Plug and Play” sabers

Hello Everybody, hope all of you are in good form. I know I am in a good mood as I have news of yet another “new arrival” at For Tyeth Towers and I have a new collection to showcase today. More on the new arrival later but first to my new collection of hilts which I gave a small sneak peek at (I think it was a few months back) when I did my Nerf inspire range. These sabers are a collection of basic hilts that have a modular or “Core” design where the electronics are housed in an interchangeable chassis system, a frame to hold the internal components securely). The chassis as mentioned holds the circuit board, battery, speaker and LED bulbs securely to prevent damage but the chassis also allows you to remove these parts and quickly install them in a new hilt. Sometime this type of tech is known as “Plug and Play”. Anyhoo whichever name is used a chassis looks a bit like this:

This system makes it slightly more cost effective to build up a collection of sabers because you can buy/make one Chassis Core and then mulitiple “empty hilts” or modular parts to interchange making your own distinctive style. A few custom saber companies make these “Empties” and modular parts so I decided to come up with a range of my own. So here is my FT Electronic Core Collection:

Long time viewers/readers may just remember these preview images I posted back in April! I went for a mixture of lengths from Youngling/child friendly one handed hilts to full length double hander hilts with the option for two blades! But all utilise the chassis system so one Core could be used for all the hilts (of course one hilt at a time 😀). Here are a few more close up Glamour shots with each hilt separately:

Next up the twin “Black Sun” sabers:

And finally the Silver Streak family:

I am kinda drawn to the twin “Black Suns” hilts personally but I think all of them have a charm about them. Then again, I DO have a bit of a thing for dark hilts at the moment – which brings me to my news of a new arrival….

You may remember last December I revealed my “Ultimate Works Flyte” lightsaber I purchased, well I discovered another very nice and slightly more advanced saber at a great price and….I bought one! This new saber has some very “trick” custom technology installed in it called “Xenopixel ” which means it has the ability to do some amazing effects my normal sabers can’t. This is because the “Xenopixel Blade” has 122 LEDs mounted along the inside of the blade tube and these can be triggered individually so you can program them to appear on/off at different times creating scrolling effects – sort of like the scrolling LED shop window signs. The saber I ordered came in on Wednesday (21st Oct) and I have been amazed how good it is! It also sounds awesome too with the ability to install numerous different sets of sounds to replicate different character’s hilts. I bought the saber from Padawan Outpost in the UK and here is one of their product images of the hilt named the IOTA:

Courtesy of Padawan Outpost

I tried to get a few pictures of my own but this saber is BRIGHT and my camera phone had difficulty photographing it…then I needed to charge the saber fully so I hope to have a full review and maybe a video of this beauty in action with my Flyte hilt soon – they make an awesome matching pair!

That just about wraps up this post and my “Electronic Core Collection”. Thanks so much for checking them out and I hope you will all call back to see my upcoming new saber review. I also have a few “Visions” – designs inspired by Disney/Lucasfilm’s new animated series of Anime shows…and a few more LEGO creations to showcase. But for now I’d like to thank you all whether a long time reader, or a newcomer, you are all much appreciated. If you like what you see here then please comment, like and if not already subscribe so you miss nothing and spread the word about FTSabersite! Till next time….

“Electronic Core Collection” is a collection of designs by For Tyeth/FTSabersite built and rendered in Blender 3D and are ©Copyright of For Tyeth/FTSabersite 2016-2021. The product image of the “IOTA” saber is from Padawan Outpost. I AM NOT IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH PADAWAN OUTPOST – I AM JUST A SATISFIED CUSTOMER – AND I HAVE RECIEVED NO REWARD OR PAYMENT FOR MENTIONING THEM HERE. (OK legal bit covered!)

Marshall Law Saber – Inspired by Cara Dune

Hello Everybody, today after all the excitement of last week’s video post (aren’t I getting technical?) I return to a new saber design. This time it is a hilt for a character from Alderaan and was a Shock Trooper who after the Battle of Endor gave up military life and became a mercenary. She didn’t like the Empire, not surprising as it was the Imperials and the Death Star that destroyed her home world and killed all the people that were dear to her…so any chance she got to “take out” any ex-Imperials she took. These Imperials became Warlords and tried to control isolated planets and systems. During this time Carasynthia used her skills to help the downtrodden. But you may know her as Cara Dune…

Cara(synthia) Dune – The Mandalorian: ©Copyright Disney/Lucasfilm.

Yes, Cara Dune. Cara was a member of the “Alliance to restore the Republic” and fought with them for a while but eventually became disillusioned with the “boring” jobs of escorting delegates, suppressing riots and eventually went mercenary. It was during this time she met with Din Djarin (the Mandalorian) and Grogu…and had a few skirmishes with the ex Imps I mentioned. In one adventure Cara and Djarin managed to destroy an AT-ST Chicken Walker that was being used to terrorise/control a village. They accomplished it by using her military know-how and guerrilla warfare tactics. Another adventure led to Dune travelling to the planet Nevarro in an attempt to overthrow another Empire remnant and Cara needed little encouragement. After helping to settle the situation on Nevarro, Djin departed and Dune stayed behind and became The Marshall….she even got a Jedi Star badge, oh and I thought she needed a saber sooo I designed this one, Marshall Law….

I thought that the saber Cara would favour would be a no-nonsense and easy to use battle ready design. So I came up with a design that had good ergonomics and grip, a tough armoured shell but I did just add a small amount of bling with the activation switch. The emitter has a grid like portion that allows Cara to grip the saber with both hands to allow powerful strikes and just below the emitter is a smaller diameter “choke point” which allows her to single handedly use the saber with spinning techniques. The handgrip has a recessed leather panelling before returning to an armoured metal finish. Around the lower hand grip is a series of black coloured bars that represent the tattoo around Cara’s upper arm -almost bar-code like. Then a vented pommel finishes the hilt. I intended to replicate the colour of Cara’s costume but some glitch turned the greenish blue I intended into a more pure blue, but I think it still looks ok. I made up for the error with the activation switch however and incorporated the Marshall’s Star emblem into the switch. The Marshall’s badge looks like this…

This is the badge of the law, and yes I made a 3D representation of it too! I altered the red and white markings a little and flattened the actual Firebird logo so that I could also use a smaller version of the badge as the activation switch but the badge is fully 3D. To be honest I don’t think Cara really needs a saber as she is highly trained in using military equipment and tactics but in the finale of Season 2 of The Mandalorian, she saw a wise Jedi Master with a green lightsaber wipe out a whole ship full of elite Dark Troopers…..so she might just want a saber after that! (And no the Jedi wasn’t me, despite the fact I wield a green saber!😎).

And that I think just about wraps up this week’s design. I have been busy entertaining myself (with Babu Frik’s arrival last week) and watching a new animated Star Wars series named “Star Wars: Visions” which is a non canon series of stories set in the Star Wars theme and produced by some of the great Anime studios. These cartoons have been awesomely beautiful and varied…and yes they have some sabers which I have worked on trying to recreate for future posts. So please stick around to see those, along with a mix of new LEGO builds, maybe some cosplaying and….maybe…..another light up unboxing! (<EDIT! There will be an unboxing – an order has been placed!)

In the meantime, thank you to everybody who checked out this post and supported my site. As always whether you are a regular visitor or a newcomer you are appreciated and keep me posting. Don’t forget you can comment, like and if you haven’t already, subscribe so you don’t miss anything. Till next time….

“Marshall Law Saber – Inspired by Cara Dune” is a For Tyeth Editions design and was 3D modelled and rendered in Blender 3D. The 3D model and renders are ©Copyright of For Tyeth/FTSabersite 2016-2021. “Cara(synthia) Dune”, “The Mandalorian” and all Star Wars names, logos, images and related material are Trademark/©Copyright of Disney/LucasFilm.

A Thank You To Darth Rage Reviews -An Addition to For’s Family

Hello Every body and especially to Darth Rage. Now viewers may not know who Darth Rage is or know anything about his Star Wars content channels Darth Rage Reviews but I have been following Rage for quite some time and now and then would comment on his videos. Rage is “Your source for the Force” and discusses and demonstrates all things Star Wars and lightsaber related. He also does lightsaber spinning, posting regular videos on Facebook and TikTok as well as YouTube. Rage also has cosplaying videos and “quick change short videos” too. His YouTube channel has been growing with rising subscriber numbers. To celebrate this Rage has held “Giveaway Draws” when he reached 800, 950 and 1000 subscribers….you just had to like, comment and publicly subscribe to his YT channel to enter. I was subbed, and I just commented on numerous videos and then the Force looked kindly upon me and well this happened…

Yes I won, and the sound of tiny little feet I mentioned was the feet of my own little Babu Frik! I was amazed as I was just browsing YouTube on the day of the draw when, with 2 minutes to go before it happened I got a notification pop up. So I clicked to watch and support just as Rage drew my name out! As such I want to thank him, but just typing this doesn’t seem enough so I thought I’d try something….new….

I hope I didn’t shock too many of you, I admit I am not a natural YouTuber and was nervous but I managed to stammer my thanks out – even with the uninvited “guests” 😂. I was so pleased when Babu arrived that I wasn’t thinking straight and forgot to demonstrate him talking but keep reading and I’ll include a bonus video of “Babu Quotes” down below.

I would like to ask you to check out Darth Rage’s media platforms and channels, he truly is a great member of the Lightsaber and Star Wars community – and went above and beyond to make sure Babu got to me. Here are the links to his content!

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/DarthRageReviews

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/darthragereviews/

TikTok: https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMeyxswB3/

Ok it’s time to listen in and see if Babu seems happy in his new home….

He really is a quality toy and very chatty. He is also inquisitive and soon found my stash of sabers…

Babu has really settled in and will have a good home in For Tyeth Towers. And that just about wraps up my thank you to Darth Rage. I hope you will support him in any way you can and I wish him continued success – and I’ll be along for the ride. I only have to thank you all for your support and for checking this post out left to do, you are all very much appreciated, whether a new visitor or a regular….thank you. Oh and I have a new sign off I want to try….Till next time, I am For Tyeth….the FOR in the Force!

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For Tyeth’s New Condo – I built it brick by brick

Hello Everybody, today I return to the world of brick building and the Lego Digital Designer. I recently posted how I got a Jedi Interceptor made of Lego and I thought I needed a place to park it when I wasn’t out and about saving the galaxy (or visiting the local corner shop for supplies!). So I decided to build myself a landing pad and condo. I wanted it to have facilities for my Interceptor along with space for a workshop and a nice area to live in. This is what I came up with…(but be aware it is a work in progress and will be expanded soon…)…

This new complex has two “islands” as it were, one is the Interceptor “hangar” facilities area and across the bridge there is the living quarters. The landing pad has a nice raised landing cradle that supports the ship in it’s landing configuration and also allows access for maintenance. The landing pad has “runway” lighting and guidance equipment to make landing easier. There is a twin level garage and storage facility which I will soon be filling with various equipment and stores but you might be able to see one equipment rack already installed holding a spare lightsaber and a blaster rifle for defence, I will need all the space I can get soon so I decided I needed a second “wing” to my abode and so added the second “island” for habitation purposes. Here are a few more pictures of my living quarters…

In the first picture you can see a close up of the equipment rack I mentioned before, but the rest of the pics show some of the other facilities. First up is a “Home Cinema” with widescreen TV and rows of seating. This is useful in case I need to do any briefings for Jedi missions – I can use my home cinema as command centre. Don’t worry if you have realised that the walls seem to be missing, there is an “X-Ray” function in Lego’s Digital Designer software that allows a user to toggle the visibility of various parts to ease building and for taking screenshots of interiors. My father in law was a highly regarded builder and brick layer so I know how to construct a house! In the next image you can see my new lightsaber workbench where I will be assembling all my “virtual” lightsabers. I even added a soldering station and testing module (the white console on the right side of the desk….and ooh there’s another saber on the floor!). The fourth image shows a nice little sleeping chamber – and no it’s not for me…that bed is WAY too small to fit me…this is for the new addition to the Tyeth family. I will talk about the new arrival in a moment. The last image was just a picture of yours truly looking out to the horizon awaiting delivery of my new friend!

And to news about my new friend, well the little one has left the Gulf Coast of America, visited Miami and has been flown across the Atlantic and arrived in London. I am currently waiting for UK Customs to clear my friend then the postal service can deliver my new guest. And you will love the new addition….I do already and they will be very helpful when it comes to building my sabers – they are VERY tech savvy! I’m sooo excited.

Anyhoo, that just about wraps up this Lego themed post so thank you for checking it out. As I mention I will be making modifications to my Lego home in future. I am also working on some Mandalorian themed lightsabers and I am of course working on a Welcome Post for my new friend so there is still more to come in future posts. Thank you for your support today, whether you are a new caller to FTSabersite or one of my regulars you’re all very much appreciated. Till next time….

“For Tyeth’s Condo” is a Lego Digital Designer model MOC (My Own Creation) and is ©Copyright of For Tyeth/FTSabersite 2016-2021. Lego, “Lego Stud”, the “Lego Digital Designer” and all related names, logos, images and related materials are Trademark/©Copyright of the LEGO Group.

Krall – A Saber for a Sith

Hello Everybody and welcome to another new saber showcase. Not only do I have a new saber to show you all today but I can hint at some awesome news I have gotten this week…the sound of tiny feet may soon be echoing around For Tyeth Towers (aka my cave!). However it’s not quite what you might expect but more on that in possibly a week or two’s time when things are finalized. Back to today and I have a saber for a new character that has appeared in Marvel Comics by the name of Darth Krall. I haven’t been able to find much information about this guy except that he was one of the famous “Lost Twenty”, a group of fallen Jedi that turned to the Dark Side and are immortalised in statue form in the great Jedi Library on Coruscant. You might have seen their bronze bust sculptures in the background during Attack of the Clones when Obi-Wan visited the library looking for information about Kamino. Here is a picture from the comic book cover of Darth Krall…

As I mention I couldn’t find much info about this person and I don’t have the comic but I do know his former name when he was a Force Sensitive affiliated to the Jedi was Radaki. He believed that Jedi should be allowed to retain their wealth and family relationships upon passing their trials – but this was against the beliefs of the Jedi Order and code of having no attachments. He fell out of the Order and became a Sith follower. And as you can see from the picture he was intimidating and had a very ornate golden coloured lightsaber. It was this saber I tried to recreate so here is my design…. Krall….

I think this saber would class as being ostentatiously ornate – very much unlike the humble designs usually adopted by the Jedi. The hilt is probably made of Electrum, the same material that Master Mace Windu adorned his hilt with (which upset a lot of the sitting Jedi members at the time). This saber has a slanted and windowed emitter seated on a slender silver thin neck choke point section (which helps gripping the hilt). The handgrip features fluted ribs with ornate scrollwork etching at either end and followed by a slightly wider silver power pack section with a decorated pommel end cap. Time for a few close up detail pictures, onto Gallery Two!….

I again made use of the Blender3D function that allows me to replicate embossed/etched textures and applied a complex Celtic style border around the hilt grip and switch section which has an illuminated switch with a delicate bezel ring with a claw setting to hold the jewel button (I have been watching a lot of jewellery auction shows on television recently and am picking up design ideas from these jewellers). The emitter is circled by a ring of tiny but elegant windows that allow just enough of the red blade to shine through. Now finally I will showcase the pommel and it’s decoration….Gallery Three!….

The pommel cap is adorned with a centrally positioned Sith Order emblem and I placed further copies around the edges which formed a sort of web look. I made the metal of the cap appear darker as if it were some medallion that had been set into the pommel. The final image shows the Sith Order logo representing a “Black Sun”. Oh yes, and there is a D-Ring belt loop to hang the saber from Krall’s utility belt.

And once more that just about wraps this design up. It was fun trying to build a saber based off just that one single image I showed above, all I could see was an emitter and part of the pommel! I think I did ok.

I am now getting really excited about the new addition to the For Tyeth Family…hopefully I can let you all in on the joyous event in the very near future…but in the meantime I should have some more designs from The Mandalorian and I will be working on a new set of hilts from the newly released series of Star Wars cartoon/anime shows known as “Visions” which have been produced by several large Manga/Anime studios and give the Star Wars universe a whole new artistically gorgeous look. I hope you will return to check all this out in future posts. But as always thanks so much for visiting today it is much appreciated (and to the viewer from Hungary thank you for boosting my views on the 17th – you viewed over 100 items just by yourself!). Whether you are a regular viewer or a newcomer to FTSabersite….MTFBWY and Till next time….

“Droid memory go blank……Blank! Blank!”………Shhh! Not yet…..secret!

“Krall – A Saber for a Sith” is a For Tyeth Editions design inspired by the character Darth Krall who appears in Marvel’s Star Wars comics. The 3D design, model and renders were created in Blender 3D by For Tyeth and are ©Copyright of For Tyeth/FTSabersite 2016-2021. “Star Wars” and all other names, images, logos and related material are Trademark/©Copyright of Disney/Lucasfilm ltd.