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SW light-up saber query

roxioroxio Member Posts: 1,383
edited April 2012 in Everything else LEGO
On the SW light-up figs ( Vader/Mace, etc), are the hilts fixed to the fig and are the blades fixed/removable/replaceable from the hilts ?


  • HuwHuw Administrator Posts: 7,076
    They are fixed to the arm, the arm is fixed to the torso, the head and hat/hair are fixed to the torso: in short they are a bit rubbish and it's no wonder they were so short lived.

    I can't remember if the blade is fixed, but I have a feeling it is.
  • roxioroxio Member Posts: 1,383
    As l thought then, looking to bid on some on the bay, they are expensive though......
  • bluemoosebluemoose Member Posts: 1,716
    The battery is in the torso; it's replaceable with some care.
    The light sabre blade is removable. The head is compatible with regular accessories, but is of a different construction to regular heads.
    There are very thin wires running up the inside of the arm, to carry power from the battery to the 'grain of rice' bulb in the hilt, which can be damaged if the fig is mistreated.
  • RedbullgivesuwindRedbullgivesuwind Member Posts: 2,108
    I sold my vader one stupidly for 6 quid. Always regreted it
  • bluemoosebluemoose Member Posts: 1,716
    I think I've still got some photos of a carefully dismantled LUMF police figure from 2005.
    They are at home; I'll check this evening & post them if I find them.
  • mattheww888mattheww888 Member Posts: 87
    I have all of the SW light-up minifigs, and my biggest complaint about these characters is that they should've made the batteries easier to access. I don't care that the minifig can't really be disassembled, but if I can't get the batteries out, what am I supposed to do? Wait for the battery acid to eat through the plastic? I even asked a Lego rep over the phone once to find out what their solution was. Her answer: "Throw it away." Yeah, that just wasn't going to fly with me. Managed to open up the Darth Vader figure not too long ago and I let out a huge sigh of relief.

    Sorry for the slight tangent....
  • bluemoosebluemoose Member Posts: 1,716
    Here are the photos I mentioned earlier ...
  • mattheww888mattheww888 Member Posts: 87
    Is there a better way of popping off the back cover other than using a tiny screwdriver?
  • weinnerweinner Banned Posts: 148
    Ezacto knife( I know wrong spelling)
  • mattheww888mattheww888 Member Posts: 87
    ^What I meant was other than jamming a small pointy object in the side torso holes to push in the tabs holding the back panel on. After a few tries, that will significantly damage those tabs. How are other people doing it?
  • AvengerDrAvengerDr Member Posts: 453
    Perhaps you might want to use a strong suction cup. I've seen that method being used to remove an iPhone's screen while disassembling it.
  • oldtodd33oldtodd33 Member Posts: 2,680
    I recently bought a Mace Windu LUMF in a minifigure lot and the battery is dead as well as the cape being a bit too played with and his purple saber missing.  Does anyone know or remember how to get the battery cover off and or replace the cape? 
  • datsunrobbiedatsunrobbie Member Posts: 1,813

    This video shows how to replace the batteries. You will need two CR927 batteries.

    Basically, you pull off the left arm, shove a tiny screwdriver through the arm hole between the two batteries to pop the back off the torso, replace batteries and reassemble.
  • GmanGman Member Posts: 77
    edited February 2018
    I absolutely hated the light up lightsaber figs. I liked the ultimate lightsaber duel set because of its play function but I didn’t like the figs that came with it.
    It sounds like a fun gimmick on paper but in reality it’s a horrible idea because the lightsabers can never come off and they can’t move much.
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