Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation

Here's why lightsabers will never work (and you'd probably be killed if you owned one)


Owning a lightsaber is up there with the all-time greatest movie props that we desperately want to be real, including the Back to the Future hoverboard, the Aston Martin DB5 from Goldfinger and KITT from Knight Rider. Obviously.

But, thanks to this video from Martin Archer, they've dropped a considerable way down the list.

Proving the science almost impossible (or at least not happening any time soon) Martin basically ruined all our dreams of becoming a Jedi, but we’d rather not have our face melted off.

Ignore the pretty terrible special effects as the science is well worth a watch. Maybe just stick with the Star Wars movies for the time being...



Chewbacca is confirmed for the new Han Solo spin-off film


Someone made a Darth Maul film and it’s better than all the prequels


Halo fan decides game isn't nerdy enough, creates Quidditch mode


Fidget spinners might contain deadly levels of lead

Is your toy slowly poisoning you to death?

by Gary Ogden
02 Jun 2017

We might be about to get smartphones that charge fully in five minutes

An Israeli start-up claims it's going to go into production next year

by Tom Mendelsohn
15 May 2017

5 of the best fidget toys on the market right now

Tackle your knuckle cracking head on

by Matt Tate
10 May 2017

Some Italians have created a phone cover that also makes espresso

No, we don't know why either

by Tom Mendelsohn
08 May 2017

New app will rebalance the London rental market in favour of landlords

Finally, the capital's hard-up property owners will get their due with Rentberry

by Tom Mendelsohn
26 Apr 2017

This knife-toting robot playing stabby hand will make you nervous

I for one welcome our new robot overlords

by Tom Mendelsohn
25 Apr 2017

Now you can turn your iPhone into a retro mac

For the man who has everything

by Tom Mendelsohn
21 Apr 2017

The best turntables of 2017

How the tables have turned

by David Cornish
20 Apr 2017

The Tamagotchi is back

Great news for fans of neglecting responsibilities and watching tiny creatures literally shit themselves to death!

by Emily Reynolds
11 Apr 2017

Self-healing smartphone screens could exist by 2020

Could it be curtains for shady smartphone repair stalls across Britain?

by Tom Mendelsohn
05 Apr 2017