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"This is the weapon of a Jedi Knight. Not as clumsy or random as a blaster. An elegant weapon for a more civilized age." ― Obi-Wan Kenobi

KUALA LUMPUR, 5 JANUARY 2018 – A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away (3 years to be exact), we awoke to an exciting dream of honoring one of pop culture’s most iconic symbols known to mankind – the lightsaber – to be translated into an everyday item. So we thought, what better way to incorporate a little bit of the Light (or Dark, depending on how you look at it really) Side of The Force than by materializing our dream in the form of one of life’s most overlooked yet commonly possessed item.. a lighter. That’s when it hit us – why not create something that is useful, not only to us but to fans across the galaxy.

With this vision in mind, we at Expedio Design are proud to present to you the LighterSaber – a prototypical Star Wars-inspired pop culture device to be held and ignited in your very own hands. It has been over 1,000 moons since our first awakening and our passionate band of rebels here at Expedio Design has since been on a personal quest to develop the prototype design, the mechanism, to perfect how it feels when grasped, and most importantly, to exact the recognisable sound effect launched upon each ignition of the LighterSaber’s powerful flame.

“The 3-year journey of bringing the LighterSaber to life has been such a fulfilling one for all of us involved. Our love for the Star Wars galaxy coupled with our fervent passion for product engineering has brought the LighterSaber closer to reality. We speak to all Star Wars Fans out there who we believe will come out in full force to join us on our quest to bring this one-of-a-kind made-in-Malaysia collectible to volume production, enabling anyone and everyone to carry a little piece of the empire in the palm of their hand. Appreciate your support on Kickstarter, we will!” said Ang Tee Chian, Co-Founder and Technical Director of Expedio Design.

Made out of premium zinc alloy and measuring 2.5 cm in diameter and 12.1 cm in length, this customised lighter is wholly inspired by the iconic lightsaber, a pop culture item made famous by the Star Wars movie franchise. Whilst the Jedi’s lightsaber is powered by kyber crystal, the LighterSaber requires only your everyday lithium coin cell batteries. The icing on the cake is the special sound effect of the Lightsaber when the flame of the lighter is ignited.

“Our toughest challenge was making the prototype look and feel like a LighterSaber should. It wasn’t easy to create a unique yet practical, everyday product that isn’t only well-designed but extremely easy to use and carry. We hope that other Jedis (and Siths) out there are equally as excited about this product as we are,” said Shea, Lead Engineer of the LighterSaber.

This is the perfect piece for those who appreciate individuality and quirkiness in all aspects of life; those who have always wanted to hold and feel something intergalactic in the palm of their hands. The distinguishable sound effect is an interesting conversation starter and the perfect tool to scare off uninvited guests from outer space – a dream come true for all Star Wars fans out there!

To those keen on joining us on this journey of bringing this cool little Star Wars-inspired lighter model to life, check out our Kickstarter page at and contribute some of your hard-earned moolah and light years of love our way. The fundraising campaign will run from 9th January until 5:30PM AWST on Thursday, 8th February 2018. With your support, we hope to have the LighterSaber ready to take on the galaxies come June 2018.

The time has come, friends, to join the ranks of the Jedi. Do not fall to the dark side. Arm yourselves with the most sought-after weapon in the galaxy.

May the force be strong with us on this one!

Notes to Editor

About Expedio Design

Established in June 2010, Expedio Design is a boutique multi-disciplinary creative consultancy based in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia. We create compelling experiences through great products and services that bring real value to people's lives.

Since the inception of our studio in 2010, expedio has been blessed with clients from a diverse spectrum of industries, including consumer electronics, medical, fitness, agriculture, automotive and more. Over the years, we have had the pleasure of creating lasting collaborative partnerships with individual entrepreneurs, startups, SME’s, global corporations and everything in between.

Our approach to each client and project is unique. We create tailor-made multi-disciplinary teams to execute a controlled, finely-tuned product development process that blends design with strategy, research, engineering and prototyping, ensuring the best possible solution to any design challenge.

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