This is the flame-powered lightsaber built by electrical engineer Allen Pan. It even makes authentic sound effects when turned on and off. The blade is a little thin to look like an actual lightsaber, but it's definitely a step in the right direction. Obviously, I'm going to try to build an even bigger and better one over the holidays and set the Christmas tree on fire. I'll tell my family it must have been a short circuit in the tree lights, and I only had time to save my own presents. My nieces and nephews will be devastated.
Hit the jump for a video demonstration of the flamesaber.
Thanks to JD, who plans on modding a welding torch into a lightsaber and will more than likely get to know the entire local fire department on a first name basis.