My 10 year old daughter brought me a three page fan fiction story that she had just written, about an Old Republic era female mercenary who was fighting Mandalorians and Jedi (and winning!). I told her that I'd build her a custom Lightsaber model (1:1 scale). I ended up building three. These are 85% done, they'll be tricked out with details, painted and weathered. I'm leaning on aluminum, dark cherry red / black and maybe a gun metal scheme. All will have belt clips. These were made out of wood and off the shelf "bag" bits from the craft section of Hobby Lobby.