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A Guy From Kitchener Just Made The World's First Real-Life Lightsaber (VIDEO)

It reaches 2,200 C and slices through steel! 😱

The Force is most definitely with this Ontario man who just built the world's first real-life Star Wars lightsaber.

Kitchener resident James Hobson runs a YouTube channel with 10 million subscribers, where he "takes fictional ideas from movies, video games & comics, and make real working prototypes." 

That's where he unveiled the lightsaber.

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The weapon has a retractable plasma blade and reaches a blistering temperature of 2,200 C.

If different salts are added to the plasma, the lightsaber can also change colours! 

"That's above the melting point of most metals," Hobson told the CBC.

On Thursday, Hobson uploaded another video testing the lightsaber, in which he attempted to cut through steel, metal siding, and even a stormtrooper!

In order to power the lightsaber, the user must wear a large battery pack on their back.

Hobson has built more than just lightsabers — Hacksmith Studios have previously crafted Iron Man's helmet, Captain America's shield, Batman's grappling hook, and Inspector Gadget's helicopter hat.

Hobson's goal? "To inspire others into STEM fields, and to show that anything is possible with science!"