For many science fiction enthusiasts, owning a lightsaber is a no more than a dream lost in a galaxy far, far away.

Cochrane's Rob Petkau however has turned that dream into a successful business called Genesis Custom Sabers.

Rob handcrafts his own lightsabers, complete with the colours and sounds direct from the Star Wars films.

What makes his creations different similar products is his desire to develop unique lightsabers, you wouldn't see in any of the movies.

We recently caught up with Rob where he quickly demonstrated his lightsaber wielding skills with one of his handcrafted products.

To find out more on Rob's business and his many lightsaber creations, you can visit Genesis Custom Sabers official website.

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