4.5 Very good for the price vespasian | 12/03/2011 | See all vespasian's reviews (6) One of the main things that other reviewers have complained about is that its not metal. Have these people seen the price of metal replicas of lightsabers, even scaled down versions. For around 10 quid or sometimes even less, these look brilliant, my sons love them and they work fairly well as torches. For fancy dress these look just as good and often better than others costing a fortune, and so what they can't cut through 60cm thick steel or rampaging Sith lords, for this price, given the excellent construction and the fact its life size, I can forgive its only real failing.If you happen to have a two and a half cm thick and seventy cm long length of cylindrical semi transparent perspex, an artistic and diy talent plus a desire for the nearest thing to realism outside Industrial Light and Magic, I dare say you could make a pretty good Light saber in fully energized glory. Might even give it a go myself if the boys ever get bored with it, though thats not likely.