MindofModernMan Star Wars Fan Panel – Favorite Star Wars Lightsabers

Welcome to Star Wars Saturdays! Our Star Wars Fan Panel – a group of big time Star Wars fans – has gathered to talk all things from a Galaxy Far Far Away!

On Saturdays we share our thoughts on ranking anything and everything in the Star Wars galaxy! What makes us different? We vote with our hearts. Our lists are our top FAVORITE things about each Star Wars category. We believe there are already too many critical lists, artistry lists, film making lists… yadda yadda… we are simply talking about our FAVORITES – as all fans do.

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Chris B (@thedisneynationtm)
Chris R
Evan (@homeawayfromdisney)
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Jason (@fency53)
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And yours truly, Keith – founder of @mindofmodernman and @dadventuredisney

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This week – 10 of us really focused on some specifics! Previously, we voted the lightsaber at the top of our Favorite Star Wars Technology list, but which lightsaber designs do we love the most?

We looked at design, color, significance, and more when we made our lists. We nominated over 20 different sabers, but we whittled it down to our Top 10.

See our cumulative list below, check out some details after the list and then please hit the comments to share yours.

On to the list… Punch it!


Rey’s Lightsaber
Kyber Crystal: White Gold
Top 10 Score: 1.90. Nominated on 4 ballots. 1 first place vote.

Created: The Rise of Skywalker
Creator: Rey Skywalker
Made of: Rey’s Quarterstaff and other salvaged parts
Special Feature: Rotating mechanism for activation


Count Dooku
Kyber Crystal: Red
Top 10 Score: 1.95. Nominated on 5 ballots.

Created: Attack of the Clones
Creator: Count Dooku
Made of: Alloy Metal
Special Feature: Curved hilt, pinky trigger


Ezra Bridger
Kyber Crystal: Blue
Top 10 Score: 2.70. Nominated on 6 ballots.

Created: Star Wars Rebels
Creator: Ezra Bridger
Made of: Blaster pieces
Special Feature: Built-in blaster (stun setting)


Mace Windu
Kyber Crystal: Purple
Top 10 Score: 2.70. Nominated on 6 ballots.

Created: Attack of the Clones
Creator: Mace Windu
Made of: Electrum-plated alloy
Special Feature: Amethyst plasma blade


Ahsoka Tano
Kyber Crystal: White
Top 10 Score: 3.00. Nominated on 6 ballots.

Created: Clone Wars
Creator: Ahsoka Tano
Made of: Metallic
Special Feature: Used in tandem as a pair, usually with reverse grip


Luke Skywalker
Kyber Crystal: Green
Top 10 Score: 3.70 Nominated on 5 ballots. 1 first place vote.

Created: Return of the Jedi
Creator: Luke Skywalker
Made of: Alloy metal & salvaged materials
Special Feature: Kyber crystal stabilizing ring around emitter


Darth Vader
Kyber Crystal: Red
Top 10 Score: 4.80. Nominated on 8 ballots.

Created: A New Hope
Creator: Darth Vader
Made of: Alloy metal and carbon composite
Special Feature: Dual phase allowing to control length of blade


Kylo Ren
Kyber Crystal: Red
Top 10 Score: 6.50. Nominated on ALL 10 ballots.

Created: The Force Awakens
Creator: Kylo Ren
Made of: Heat hardened industrial alloy
Special Feature: Cross guard blade


Anakin, Luke & Rey Skywalker
Kyber Crystal: Blue
Top 10 Score: 7.20. Nominated on 9 ballots. 5 first place votes.

Created: A New Hope
Creator: Anakin Skywalker
Made of: Alloy metal and carbon composite
Special Feature: Can “call” to its rightful owner


Darth Maul
Kyber Crystal: Red
Top 10 Score: 8.10. Nominated on ALL 10 ballots. 3 first place votes.

Created: The Phantom Menace
Creator: Darth Maul
Made of: Alloy metal
Special Feature: Two conjoined lightsabers giving it a double-bladed use


A lightsaber is truly a weapon for a more ‘civilized age’. They are works of art and are built and designed by the holder of each. Double ended, cross guarded, double, red, white and blue – so many ways to find your own style and protect (or attempt to destroy) the galaxy.

We nominated 8 red lightsabers, 4 blue, 3 green, 2 yellow(ish), and 1 saber each for white, purple, and black.

The Just Missed List:
Obi Wan Kenobi (blue)1.90
Darksaber (black) 1.70
Yoda (green) 1.70
Grand Inquisitor (red) 1.40
Asajj Venture (red) 1.40
General Grievous (many) 1.00

The other lightsabers we nominated: Dark Rey’s Split Saber, Princess Leia’s, Emperor Palpatine’s, Temple Guards and Qui-Gon Ginn.



What’s your order? Which Kyber Crystal would you put in your saber? Do you make the crack, hiss, Vwooomm, noises yourself when you swing a broom handle around?

Hit the comments and let us know. Or head over to our Instagram Page and hit us up there, too!

On behalf of the Star Wars Fan Panel, thank you for reading and we’ll see you next time for another Star Wars Saturday.

Cheers!
Keith

2 thoughts on “MindofModernMan Star Wars Fan Panel – Favorite Star Wars Lightsabers

  1. Greetings Master KP, sorry I am late in reacting to this post but it has only just been drawn to my attention by WordPress Reader. Some interesting choices by your panelists though personally I would have put Qui-gon’s hilt a little higher in the list.
    I am fortunate in that I own a few sabers and also design my own in 3D modelling software. I also modelled Luke’s green Return of the Jedi hilt. If interested you can see it here:
    https://ftsabersite.wordpress.com/2019/12/14/skywalker-risen-saber-a-master-series-saber/
    And for lightsabers in general here is the link to my homepage where you’ll find links to dozens of sabers I have modelled and animated…some of which you may recognise…
    https://ftsabersite.wordpress.com/

    Thanks for a fun read.

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