“Hokey religions and ancient weapons are no match for a good blaster at your side, kid.”
Whatever their fictional origins, the weaponry props of Star Wars were inspired by objects from our world, like the lightsabre “an elegant weapon from a more civilized age” in fact Luke Lightsabre was actually a Graflex 3-cell flashgun. The Graflex flashgun held the flash bulbs for a vintage “Speed Graphic” camera from the 1940’s. Obi-Wan Kenobi’s lightsaber was the most complex hilt at the time. It was assembled from parts of an Armitage Shanks Starlite model Handwheel, Browning ANM2 machine gun booster, WWI No.3 Mk.1 British Rifle Grenade and a Rolls-Royce Derwent Mk.8/Mk.9 Jet Engine Balance Pipe. But less of those Hokey religions and ancient weapons, as they are no match for Han Solo’s blaster which is based on the German Mauser pistol. As for those tough-to-aim stormtrooper rifles, they are modeled on the Sterling submachine gun.
Star Wars is all about the fight between the good side and the dark side, and for that you need tools of that war—whether it be a battered X-wing pilot’s helmet or a Wookiee’s bowcaster, check out this amazing gallery of weaponry and armoury for the First Order, Resistance and Maz Kanata’s pirate army.
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The First Order Armoury
The armoury of Captain Phasma who will survive The Force Awakens according to recent interview with Kathleen Kennedy, which is awesome news because rumor has it she doesn’t have a huge role this time around, and yet she’s already one of the most popular characters. The Boba Fett of our generation, or as Kennedy said “She’s an important character, a baddie in the best sense of the word.”
Kylo Ren, a member of the Knights of Ren, his lightsaber is a dangerous and rugged design unlike that of a typical saber with it’s crossguard that extends with two miniature blades.
The Resistance Armoury
Luke’s lightsabre, which some say is the catalyst of the The Force Awakens, or as George Lucas would say ‘The MacGuffin‘
The Outer Rim Gang Kanjiklub’s Armoury
The castle located on the planet Takodana which is owned by the Maz Kanata, a female pirate who is supposed to have lived for over one thousand years and her eyes are covered with goggles, which is rumored to hold special power. The castle has a main hall which is hosted by travelers, smugglers, among others pirates, which we believe these weapons belong to from the Battle of Takodana.