“It’s an elegant weapon for a more civilized age,” explains Dina Gjertsen of Parts and Crafts, channeling Obi-Wan Kenobi, the old Jedi knight in “Star Wars.”
She’s talking about building lightsabers. Yes, “Star Wars” lightsabers! Which Parts and Crafts, the family makerspace (think tinkerers’ workshop) in Somerville, will help you construct during their “Lightsaber Build Party” from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 19. The cost is $30, plus $10 for each additional laser sword if the Force runs strong in your family. Those wishing to take part in the hands-on engineering project are encouraged to sign-up in advance, but drop-ins are usually able to be accommodated, Gjertsen says.