Here are some of the lightsaber hilts I built last year. Most of them are from the prequel trilogy, though one is from the original movie and two are my own designs.
Image 1: Prequel trilogy hilts. Most of these designs were used by many of the “background” Jedi but all are associated with a specific Jedi Master who wielded one of those designs.
Hilt 1: Obi-wan Kenobi Jedi battle arena hilt. This hilt was used by Obi-wan in the Battle of Geonosis after his own lightsaber was presumably taken from him by Count Dooku. It’s a modified version of the Adi Gallia hilt.
Hilt 2: Anakin Skywalker Jedi battle arena hilt. This hilt was used by Anakin in the Battle of Geonosis after his lightsaber was destroyed in the battle droid factory. It’s a modified version of the Ki-Adi-Mundi hilt.
Hilt 3: Plo Koon hilt. This hilt was carried by Jedi Master Plo Koon. As far as I know, he carried it in all 3 prequel movies.
Hilt 4: Ki-Adi-Mundi hilt. This hilt was carried by Jedi Master Ki Adi Mundi in all 3 prequel movies.
Hilt 5: Kit Fisto hilt. Interesting note on this hilt; it was actually carried by Jedi Master Mace Windu in Episode 1. However, since they built a new, special hilt for Windu in Episode 2, I chose to call this one the Kit Fisto hilt because it was carried by Jedi Kit Fisto in both Episode 2 and Episode 3.
Hilt 6: Adi Gallia hilt. This hilt was carried by Jedi Master Adi Gallia in Episode 1. To my knowledge, that was the only movie in which that character appeared. However, this hilt was widely used by many of the “background” Jedi at the Jedi Temple and the Battle of Geonosis. But, I still like to associate it with Adi Gallia. Interesting note: Adi Gallia apparently had a red Adegan crystal in the hilt of her lightsaber, though it was never activated in The Phantom Menace (but it was in the game Jedi Starfighter.) Had she used the ‘saber on screen, she would have been the only canon Jedi from the movies to carry a red bladed lightsaber since red blades are typically associated with the Dark Side. It would have been interesting to have seen that, though they might have decided to leave her character out of Attack of the Clones so as not to cause confusion for the more casual Star Wars fans who immediately associate a red blade with the Sith.
And, some more hilts.
Image 4: My lone original Trilogy hilt, Obi-Wan Kenobi’s hilt, and two that I designed.
Hilt 1: Obi-Wan Kenobi’s hilt. This hilt I recreated as faithfully as I could to the hilt carried by Obi-Wan in the original Star Wars movie (later called Episode 4: A New Hope.) The chrome, gold and brown color scheme is consistent with that hilt. Nitpick time: this is not even close to the hilt carried by Obi-Wan in Episode 3. This hilt was constructed with parts from a sink, a grenade and a camera. While they *attempted* to accurately replicate the original hilt, they apparently didn’t try that hard. The parts are similar but not the same and the color scheme is all wrong. Obi-Wan’s hilt in Episode 3 had black hand grips and black where the brown was on the original and a copper color where the gold color was on the original. Plus, like Anakin’s hilt, Obi-Wan’s had a covertech clip belt connector instead of the D-ring belt connectors that were used in the original trilogy.
Hilts 2 & 3: These are just a couple of hilts that I designed for fun. They’re a little more complex than my most recent one.
And that concludes my Lightsaber Expo. I still have many more hilts from the movies to make, including Anakin/Luke’s Episode 4 hilt, Darth Vader’s Episode 4 hilt, Yoda’s hilt, Luke’s Episode 6 hilt, Mace Windu’s Episode 2 hilt, Obi-Wan’s Episode 1 hilt, Darth Maul’s hilt and Qui-Gon Jinn’s hilt. I have schematics fo those but they’ll have to wait until a later time. 😉