Well what I do is first study how the person's lighsaber looks in the movies. For example, if you look at Obi Wan's from Ep. 3 you see that the spikes things are at the bottom and in sort of thins out in the middle. So I make his hilt have the pointy things down.
Another thing you could do is give the pointy things up if the person is a sith and put it down if they're a Jedi
To be honest, it doesn't really matter. All lightsabres have the same very basic structure, and then the rest is ENTIRELY up to the individual who crafts it, from its length and weight to its outward appearance. And also, you forgot to mention Darth Maul and his sabre staff (double blade). It had the blades out of the 'chunky' end and the other end as well.
I found one thing hilarious. You said you didnt remember Luminara's name. look at the photo :P I hae my minifigs hold the lightsabers your way, even if it contradicts the set. (Not that my sets or minifigures last long)
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Spencer The Soccer Player
June 23, 2010
I never really payed attention to it. I dont see how it matters a whole lot either. . . but then again im not a star wars person. But good thought.
It depends entirely on who the minifig is. If you look at the element itself ot is fairly obvious that its main features are that of obi-wan kenobi's lightsabre in episode 4. the "chunky bit " is the blade emitter if you want to be obi-wan.
Lego's lightsaber hilt is based off of Luke's lightsaber in EP.VI so the "chunky" side is meant to be the emmiter, although I don't know why Lego would contradict themselves by putting it on backwards.
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December 2, 2009
I hold it the way you do! Well sometimes... (mysterious music)
My guess: Whenever they're assembling the lightsabers, they have a dozen of the blades attached to an makeshift dartboard. They than launch the handles till they get one to stick, and than use that configuration in the set =P
I think the way you you and I hold the 'sabers is correct. Look at the top of them in the movie: see that little ring that comes higher? And how about Obi-Wan's in Ep. 1-4: he has some cool knobby/bumpy thing at the bottom.
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The Seeker And Dead One
November 14, 2009
I agree. Why would you want the lightsaber the OTHER way! I always put my lightsabers that way.
P.S. For those who think the other way/both, look at one of those toy ones.
I use both ways, sometimes it looks like it's a different hilt then, so some variety is good. Though from the beginning I always used the way you use too mostly. So I'd say that side, otherwise both for hilt variety.
It all depends on what you want your Lightsaber to look like. If you want it to resemble a Sith saber with the spikes at the beam emmiter, you have to turn it upside down. Or if you want it to look like Obi-Wan's or luke's, OR Darth vader's or anikin's, just leave it with the fat side up.
I like this one..... Good question... most of the time I use them the same as you do. But how the brick can you forget someones name if it's beneath her in the picture. I didn't knew her name either, but by only looking at the picture, I know her name.
good research in here, perhaps instead of making 2 slightly different peices for lightsabers lego use the same one either way round for added detail,or maybe they dont really have the same quarrels as the customers and thereofre just pur them the way that at the time looks best with the character
The lightsabers are supposed to be diferent, in the movies do you see everybody with the same exact sword? No, so insted of making unique hilts for each Jedi they just flip them over. Better than all lightsabers being the same... Mystery Solved!
Being as the lightsaber hilt was designed around the same time as Episode 1 coming out and if you look at ObiWan's saber you notice that both have knobby things at one end. On ObiWan's saber that is the back so it would stand to reason that it would be the same as in LEGO. So in conclusion the right way ("your" way) is correct.
I hold my sabers as you and most of the others too- but as we can see not even the officials, designers and photographers of the Lego co. do know which one is right way- originally (1999) it was always like you and I hold it- bigger side with stripes are the side where blade goes i still stand for it (most pics have it that way too) anyway both will do- in movies sabers are so different...
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October 31, 2009
I deffinitly go with the way you hold it, cause that's the way I hold it. This is something that needed to be stated.
October 30, 2009
The Mace Windu in the visual dictionary has a stud attached to the back of his light saber, causing it too look "chunky". The light-up light sabers are unchangeable, all the same, so the "chunky" side can not be on the bottom. Also if you think about it, every Jedi/Sith has a different light saber hilt, meaning that the measly one hilt we have to depend on can be used both ways, for two hilts, meaning convenience.
I always thought it depended upon the 'real' lightsaber the character had in the movie(s). If there was more detail on the bottom, then the 'chunky' side went away from the blade. If more detail was on the top, then it went there.
i belive that if you look at most lightsabers from the movie they all have the spikey side down to hold it on to the belt and if you look at obi wans[who lego's is based on]has the chunkey side up where the lines are and the ignition button
I agree with Moodswim, it depends on wich character's lightsaber it is, but I doubt that Lego looks up every lightsaber and decides wich way it has to be held, I think they do it more randomly. Personally I prefer the way you do, the other looks kinda unproportional and lightsabers like Darth Vader`s one look more like your way.
I think it's a matter of which character it is, because various lightsabers look different in movies and TV. Personally, I think it looks disproportionate unless the fat side is up, but I base that off the look of Luke's saber in the OT:)
OK, if you want to get all technical and have all your minifigs be movie accurate you want the "chunky"side up. But lego is all about creativity so if you want then you can have the "spiky"side up. It really dosn't matter but if you want to be movie accurate then the "chunky" side should be up
Great idea. I hold the lightsaber the way you have your lightsaber and I think the fat side of the light up saber should go down. It looks like the bottom of the saber to me. And, awesome Luke Skywalker! I see you got him from the dictionary.
It all depends on who is holding it. I usually had my minifigs hold it with the fat side up... but nowadays, I dont work within the Star Wars universe like I used to. It really depends on the character and how their lightsaber is shaped.