Have you ever wondered what it would be like to build your own lightsaber? To choose your pieces and put them all together to create an elegant weapon that's all yours? The Gatherers at Savi's Workshop inside Galaxy's Edge are now here to help you do just that! It certainly is a premium experience and one that comes with a lot of questions, so peruse this complete guide so you can be ready to answer the call and head to Savi's Workshop.
How Much Does it Cost to Build a Lightsaber?
Is it Worth it?
Let me put it this way - I had no intention of building my own lightsaber but Dan did so I tagged along with him when he went to Savi's Workshop. The next day I had to go back to do it myself because it was that incredible!
Are Reservations Really Required?
IMPORTANT: Only make reservations for those who will be building a lightsaber themselves. The reservation system does not care about guests, only builders.
I'm the Only One Building in My Group. Do I Have to Go by Myself?
What Kinds of Lightsabers Can i Build?
When you make your purchase, you will choose one of 4 styles of lightsabers to build which will determine the parts the Gatherers give you inside. They each have distinctive features and unique qualities:
- POWER & CONTROL - These resemble Sith lightsabers. They are heavier and meant to draw attention to themselves with clean lines and a polished look. Most pieces are silver with a lot of black and some red. There are grip options with rubber to give the bearer more control as they fight.
- PROTECTION & DEFENSE - These are meant to resemble lightsabers for temple figures. They are highly decorative and meant to be a symbol of those who bear them, like Jedi temple guards. Pieces are mostly silver with gold and bronze. They are ornate with decor that extends beyond the cap/end or ancient text.
- ELEMENTAL NATURE - These are meant to resemble some of the earliest lightsabers ever wielded. They are not particularly elegant but made from natural materials like bantha hide or rancor teeth. (NOTE: This is the most popular style chosen.)
What is the Experience Like?
Once you choose your desired style of lightsaber, you'll be given a pin to place over your heart which will allow the Gatherers inside to know your choice. As soon as everyone is inside, the Gatherers introduce themselves as those driven by the Force to "gather" pieces from across the galaxy in order for people like you to construct your own lightsaber and add hope and strength to the Force. They guide you through each step of the process and provide valuable instruction to better understand the true power behind these weapons.
First, you must choose a kyber crystal to power your lightsaber: blue, green, violet or red. Your choice will determine the color of your blade.
Next you assemble the hilt using the pieces in the style you have already chosen. Each chassis is the same and will hold your kyber crystal. Over it you will choose:
After they have inspected everyone's work, the Gatherers then place each hilt in a kyber crystal stabilization chamber and the grand finale is about to commence! It ultimately depends on how quickly everyone puts theirs together, but the overall experience lasts between 15 and 20 minutes.