BricksabersPosted: April 3, 2012
Scott Peterson’s project really wowed me today while I was wading through hundreds of mediocre Star Wars MOCs on CUUSOO. So many concepts on the site aren’t worth producing, but this is exactly the kind of gem I hope wins out.
Scott’s concept of life-size UCS lightsaber replicas is probably the best CUUSOO project I’ve seen so far. He’s crafted exacting replicas for Anakin, Luke, Yoda, Obi-Wan, Darth Maul, Count Dooku, and Darth Malgus. And don’t think that these are just the hilts either – transparent red or blue blades can be attached. (I imagine these would be rather flimsy due to their length, and certainly not recommended for intense battles.) Complete with fully-realized interiors and colored focusing crystals, these models give any expensive replica a run for its money. Combine the massive success of Star Wars LEGO with the demand for life-sized props in the geek community (either for display or cosplay), and it’s easy to see how popular these sets could be.
Scott’s CUUSOO project is fairly recent, but he still needs a ton of support to attract LEGO’s attention. I strongly encourage you to vote for his concept and to check out his impressive gallery on Flickr.