I received Yoda's blade yesterday so I cut it down...and fit it together. There wasn't room for the batteries and switch so I will have to hide them on Yoda's body somehow.
The hardest part was trying to clean the blade out after I used my dremel to cut it to length. There was dust and pieces in the tube..DOH! I managed to get a stick used for herding sheep (another story) and I taped some cloth on the the end to clean it out. It worked pretty well.
Anyways..here are a couple pics.
Here is an idea of how it will look next to Yoda (aka Happy Stickman).