PROJECTS

HAN SOLO DL-44 BLASTER

(ONE-DAY BUILD)

 

After being inspired by Adam Savage's One Day Build series, we decided to try our hand at making our very own Star Wars DL-44 Blaster -- in just one day.

The challenge was using only components we had lying around the shop. Luckily I had just picked up a flare gun from a local hardware shop! 

If you liked this build, don't forget to check out our real-life lightsaber!

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The original prop used in Star Wars was a modified Mauser C92, a German semi-automatic pistol -- sometimes referred to as a "broom-stick" pistol.

 

These are rather rare (and expensive) antiques, and while others have made their own DL-44 replicas using them with glowing "tracer" rounds, we opted to make something a little safer, and in our opinion a bit more blaster like -- as a flare shot looks a lot more like a blaster bolt than a bullet does! 

PARTS USED

  • Flare gun

  • 1/8" Cold rolled steel

  • Aluminum billet

  • Tactical Rifle Scope 3-9X56

  • Wood-fill PLA filament

  • Various fasteners
     

 

TOOLS USED

 

SOFTWARE USED

  • Photoshop CS

  • SOLIDWORKS

  • CURA Lulzbot Edition

ESTIMATED COST

  • $200-300

    *not including labor

 

TIME REQUIRED

  • Design: 2 hours

  • Build: 12 hours

  • Video: 40 hours
    Total = 54 hours
     

 

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

 

WATCH THE FULL YOUTUBE BUILD VIDEO BELOW!

 

WATCH THE FULL YOUTUBE TEST VIDEO BELOW!