Please check the print settings section, it is important to ensure the Lightsabers components are printed correctly.
This is my original, modular and fully customisable Lightsaber!
You can see the cover video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ltv0F1Etztc
The basic saber is comprised of 4 components, these being the hilt top half, hilt bottom half, button and a blade guard. This gives you a standard saber; you can add more components to customise it however you like! You can use the double ended adapter to make a Darth Maul style double ended saber.
All of the components can be printed without support material; the pieces pressure fit together and so over time may come too loose; however through assembling and disassembling these sabers over and over throughout a two day period the pieces have never come too loose to fall apart on their own.
Please check out my YouTube channel and Instagram for more: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWRyzFmzOnutHKeKtiF-8qw
As you may have noticed, there are only 6 models that you can download to create your saber, I have decided to upload this thing as a 'Work in Progress' just so you guys know that I will be adding more and more files for added customisation in the near future! I have plans for new blade guards, new hilt top and bottom halves, new buttons and even more customisation options to make the saber truly your own.
I have noted that some of the pressure fit pieces are rather tight, so please take care when assembling and disassembling the saber as you may break the connectors (which I have done a few times myself).
I am always open to suggestions on what to add and how to improve the parts that already exist :)
IMPORTANT: The model pictured is scaled down to 0.75x normal scale in the slicer, this is to ensure that it is of optimal size for smaller printers as well as a good general size to be of similar scale to the lightsabers in the movies. For me personally, I think the sabers look best at this scale; however you can print at normal scale if you want but please be aware that they may be slightly larger than is realistic and/or optimal.
Please ensure that you print "Hilt Top Half 1" upside down (the opposite to the default) as the overhang will be smaller and therefore will not require supports.
I recommend printing with at least 3 perimeter walls, or 1.2mm thick walls (with a 0.4mm nozzle) to ensure the most amount of strength, especially to ensure that the connections are strong enough not to snap during assembly and disassembly. The infill at 15% helps to save time, but as these pieces are not load bearing the infill does not really need to be much higher.
Supports are definitely unnecessary for all the pieces, however if you scale the pieces up at all it may be worth considering them as the overhangs may then be too large to print without supports.
Feel free to sand or paint the saber afterwards;
I'd love to see some well painted/finished lightsabers, however I may be too lazy to do this with my own.
I used Autodesk Fusion 360 to design all the components of the Lightsaber.