The Light FX figures brought a new level of awesomeness to Disney Infinity figures. Glowing lightsabers on figures was an incredibly smart move with variant figures, adding an extra bit of magic instead of just a different paint job. Disney Infinity’s community is filled with really talented people including artists who like to take a stab at customizing figures. It was only a matter of time before these custom artists started tackling figures to add their own Light FX spin.
The first Light FX Customizer to truly stand out is friend of the site, Fernando Velez. Velez is a super creative resident of Puerto Rico who has some serious skills when it comes to customizing figures. He started with some simple Light FX customs, adding a led to the arc reactor of an IronMan figure…
Always up for a challenge and a master at all sorts of great customs, Velez decided to tackle the ultimate challenge: bring Light FX to the figures otherwise ignored by Infinity’s big light up variant release.
A quick understanding of how the Light FX Figures work will help you follow along how Velez was able to make this happen. You can check out our explanation of Light FX figures here! & You can see our tear down of an Infinity Figure Here! To make a Light FX figure, you need to run wires from the base of the figure up through the body in channels and to the desired location of the LED. We wont bore you with all the super detailed step by step (videos and more featured articles coming soon on other Velez customs). You can check out the gallery below to see all the detailed work that went into making Ahsoka’s Light FX happen.
One of the coolest thing Velez did with this custom was transforming the existing small light sabers into glowing ones without resorting to all the tricks Infinity did with their Light FX released figures. While Disney had to bump up the size and girth of the saber hilt, Velez was able to carefully craft some lights inside each saber, then kick it up a notch with a nice shiny repaint.
Once he made the room he needed, he had both lightsabers wired and ready to install onto the figure…
Then came the trick part of getting the wire through the entire body and down through the base. This is where the real skill lies.. make one wrong move with your drill and you’ll have a holy Tano.
Once the figure was fully wired and reassembled, it is just a matter or reattaching it back to the base and wrapping up the wire allowing it to pick that NFC signal to power the LED.
The final product is really incredible and my hat goes off to Fernando for doing a really incredible job! Keep an eye out for an profile on all the other incredible custom’s he’s done so far and we will continue to share all his mad scientist creations as he passes them on to us.
A final close up of the newly customized lightsaber hilts:
Ahsoka Tano Light FX Custom Figure Gallery
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