Published on January 1st, 2024 | by Andrew Bistak



Summary: The DAMIENSABER LUKE SKYWALKER V2 LIGHTSABER REVIEW (Xenopixel 3.0) easily allows you to channel your inner Jedi or Sith!


Jedi mastery


Star Wars is a true science fiction institution and when it was released way back (and in a galaxy far far away) in 1977, everyone wanted a fully functioning lightsaber to be either a Jedi Knight or a Sith Lord. What we got (which was one type) were the plastic retractable lightsaber toys that as a kid were super cool but once again, fans yearned for realism.


This is the weapon of a Jedi Knight. Not as clumsy or as random as a blaster, but an elegant weapon for a more civilized age
– Obi Wan Kenobi

Several decades later, our wish has become a reality (minus the laser cutting ability) and one such company (Damiensaber) have been producing movie quality replicas of ligthsabers that not only light-up but provide users with authentic sound, different colours and even ones that can be used for heavy dueling. Their sabers also boast a variety of customisation options such as different colours to sounds and even ignition styles… this is the saber you’re looking for!

Courtesy of Damiensaber, I was given the opportunity to check out their fully functional replica weapon that was wielded in Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi by Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamil) as he faced off against Jabba the Hutt to save Han Solo and then Darth Vader in order to turn him from the dark side of the force.

Fun Fact: As shown in the early promotional posters and trailers, Luke Skywalker was originally meant to have a blue lightsaber in Return of the Jedi – It was changed from blue to green in order to make it easier to be seen during the daytime battle aboard Jabba the Hutt’s sail barge

Depending on which saber you’re purchasing from Damiesaber, there are two motherboards available that include Baselit (XRGB 3.0) or Xenopixel (XENO 3.0) that offer slightly different features. Both support Bluetooth with a large 18650 Lithium-Ion Battery (3.7v – 4.2v), motion control, sensitive smooth swinging, with adjustable volume controls and 18 different functions. However the Baselit (XRG 3.0) has been designed for heavy dueling with 16 sound fonts, whereas the Xenopixel (XENO 3.0) is for medium or light duels and comes with 34 different sound fonts.

Box Contents

  • Luke Skywalker V2 Lightsaber hilt
  • Polycarbonate blade
  • USB-A to USB-C charging cable
  • 2 Hex Wrenches
  • 4 spare Hex screws
  • MicroSD Card
  • Micro SD card to USB-A reader
  • Battery
  • Spare hilt button
  • Manual
  • Acrylic stand

Unboxing Gallery

As you can see from the above images of the Damiensaber compared to the official Disney version below, they are similar, however the Damiensaber Luke Skywalker L2 Lightsaber looks far more realistic due to the materials used and it is heavier that allows you to use this prop for dueling. The biggest difference is the switch that for most, even purists is probably a moot point.

Ah, yes. A Jedi’s weapon, much like your father’s. By now you must know that your father can never be turned from the Dark Side.
– Emperor Palpatine

Much like our favourite Jedi Knight, Luke Skywalker who crafted his own green lightsaber, there is some minor assembly required of this replica lightsaber. Further, it is well packed from Damiensaber with super-fast shipping from China to Australia – once unpacked, the first step is to remove the protective plastic from both the hilt and the blade. The next step is to place the blade (minus the end cap) into the hilt and then used the included hex key tool to secure it into the hilt and you’re ready to go.

 This weapon is your life
 – Obi-Wan Kenobi

In terms of build quality, the Damiensaber Luke Skywalker V2 Lightsaber feels extremely solid and perfectly mirrors this weapon from Return of the Jedi. Further, the hilt is made of aluminum alloy and the removable blade from polycarbonate that successfully brings this lightsaber to life. More importantly, this replica feels like what a lightsaber should feel like, including its overall weight. Additionally, the attention to detail on the hilt adds another layer of flawless aesthetics to its overall design that successfully bridges this item from display to real-world use because yes, when you turn it on and wield it, you automatically channel your inner Jedi or Sith for that matter.

The switch is hidden under the grated slide on the hilt

You don’t have to carry a sword to be powerful. Some leaders’ strength is inspiring others
– Ahsoka Tano

Another great selling point of this lightsaber is the motion sound sensors because as you move it around, the saber sound changes and whether that a subtle move or a fast strike, the sound effects change accordingly from the emitter and audio holes on the end of the hilt.

To charge the light saber, you simply remove the bottom part of the hilt and use the included USB-C cable with Damiensaber recommending the first charge be 6 to 8 hours with sequential charges between 3 to 4 hours. The lightsaber also informs the user with a female Star Wars-like voice that the blade is “charging” and when finished, it will inform you that it is ready. When the charge is low, the same voice will also inform you of the low battery status.

I see you have constructed a new lightsaber. Your skills are complete, indeed you are powerful as the Emperor has foreseen
– Darth Vader

Another cool feature is that when you turn the lightsaber, the glow commences from the hilt to the end of the blade and equally when you turn it off, the light powers down from the other end – just like it does in the films. Furthermore, depending on movement, the sound changes with your motion that again mimics the lightsaber experience flawlessly. The sound fonts while labelled with generic names for copyright reasons mirror their sci-fi counterparts well like Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader, Rey Skywalker or Count Dooku.


As favourite Jedi master once said… Control, control! You must learn control! Damiensaber ensure that the Luke Skywalker V2 Lightsaber can be controlled directly from the hilt itself via the button and the motion controls.

This is where must literally learn control…

When Saber Blade is Off When Saber Blade is On
Control Effect Control Effect
Button LED flash one time
(Hold button 0.5 seconds)
Adjust volume Hold button and clash hilt Lock up
Button LED Flash two times
(Hold button for 1 second)
Change light effect Button LED flash one time
(Hold button 0.5 seconds)
Button LED flash three times
(Hold button for 1.5 seconds)
Change blade mode Button LED flash two times
(Hold button for 1 second)
Infinite color change
Button LED flash four times
(Hold button for 2 seconds)
Change to last (sound) font Button LED Flash three times
(Hold button 1.5 seconds)
Standard color change
Point down hilt and twist
(Counterclockwise and then clockwise)
Change to next (sound (font) Point down hilt, hold button and twist
(Clockwise and then counterclockwise)
Twist color change
Point up hilt and twist
(Counterclockwise and then clockwise)
Play music Point up hilt, hold button and twist
(Clockwise and then counterclockwise
Force effect
Click button Blaster / Blaster deflect
Thrust hilt forward Stab
Spin the hilt quickly Spin
Hold button and stab hilt
(Twist to change melt color)
Hold button and pull hilt inwards Lightning block
Enter into LOCK UP first, then button LED flash one
(Hold button for 0.5 seconds)
Multi lock mod


Hold button and swing saber
(Same control to exit mode)
Multi block mods
Hold button for 10 seconds
(After saber blade is off)
Deep sleep / deactivate saber

… as you can see, there is quite a bit to learn and it can be quite complicated. There are also some advanced motion controls with the Xenopixel 3.0 model as wel. However if you want to minimise this challenge and go from Padawan to Jedi in a matter of moments, you need to download the Xeno app which directly connects to the Damiensaber Luke Skywalker V2 Lightsaber and it makes things considerably easier.


Hokey religions and ancient weapons are no match for a good blaster at your side, kid
– Han Solo


Final Thoughts?

The Damiensaber Luke Skywalker V2 Lightsaber is a well-crafted replica of an elegant weapon for a more civilized age and looks almost identical to the one wielded by Luke in Return of the Jedi. The materials used also adds another layer of realism and it doesn’t feel like a toy with its “metal” exterior and the overall weight of the lightsaber. On the flip side, the negatives – the manual really needs a rewrite because it is confusing, especially with timings and with just one button to rule them all. The grill that hides the button sometimes moves if you’re swinging the blade around as if you’re taking on the entire Clone Force 99 (aka Bad Batch) but once you know of these little inconsistencies, you navigate through. Nonetheless, Damiensaber should be commended on creating a prop that successfully creates the illusion of a fully functional lightsaber and if you’re looking for that, then this product delivers.

Oh… when you’re finished, you can display the hilt (or the hilt and the blade) on the included acrylic stand!

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About the Author

When he's not trying to save the world, Andrew enjoys travel (although loathes turbulence), going to the movies, reading and being a dad to his two dogs (and now twins) with his wife.

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