Are you sensitive to the force? Have you always wanted to wield your own lightsaber? During your visit to Batuu you will now have the chance to do just that! Disney has released new details regarding the custom lightsaber building experience that will be available to guests in Galaxy’s Edge in both Disneyland and Walt Disney World.
Savi’s Scrapyard will be located inside the Black Spire Outpost. The scrapyard is a cover for Savi’s true purpose in life which is to foster the new generation of Jedi’s. Guests will have to find this secret location by looking for a symbol on the front of the workshop and then provide a secret phrase to the Gatherers to gain admittance.
Once inside, guests will find all sorts of pieces and scraps. The center of the workshop will feature a Builders Table which can accommodate up to 14 people at a time to select their Kyber crystal and craft their lightsaber. It seems that Disney has taken every measure to make this feel like a full experience for guests and nothing like just walking into a gift shop and buying a lightsaber. There will be 4 “themes” for guest to choose from when custom building their saber:
- Peace and Justice: Salvaged from fallen Jedi temples and crashed starships, these lightsaber pieces were created for Force wielders of the Republic era. The simple designs reflect the commitment to the devout life of those whom they were created by – the Jedi Order – the once guardians of peace and justice in the galaxy.
- Power and Control: Reclaimed from the ashes of the rumored Sith homeworld and abandoned Sith temples, these lightsaber pieces were originally forged by the Sith of their time. Characterized by sharp and strong forms, these pieces showcase the brutality and relentlessness of the Sith’s insatiable desire for power and control.
- Elemental Nature: As we have been told, The Force is an energy field created by all living things; it surrounds us, penetrates us and binds the galaxy together. These lightsaber pieces are born of that same Force. They are as unique as the user and as the elements of nature: the wood from a Brylark tree, a bone of the Cartusion whale or even a tooth from a Rancor.
- Protection and Defense: Cultivated from a time forgotten, these earliest lightsaber pieces contain designs and inscriptions that are shrouded in mystery. Believed to be created for protection and defense, conferring anonymity and symbolizing emotional detachment, a lightsaber made from these pieces reconnects the user with the most ancient wellspring of the Force.
I am personally feeling called towards the Protection and Defense theme and gaining a connection to the earliest lightsaber pieces! Which one will you choose?