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Building Batuu: Savi’s Workshop Lets You Handbuild Your Own Customized Lightsaber at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

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by , Portfolio Creative Executive, Walt Disney Imagineering

For those travelers to Black Spire Outpost who feel a stronger connection with the Force, you are not alone.  To find like-minded others, make your way to Savi’s Scrapyard. Those who have felt the call can seek out the hidden workshop and arrange an appointment to meet with the Gatherers – a group of men and women who have dedicated their lives to restoring balance in the galaxy by passing on their knowledge of the Force and the ancient ways of the Jedi. The Gatherers guide those who seek their assistance in creating their own unique customized lightsaber.

The Gatherers have amassed a great collection of stories, kyber crystals, and other saber parts from around the galaxy. As “keepers of the Force,” they have passed down their knowledge from generation to generation, striving to keep the flame of hope alive. Savi was one of the original Gatherers and a friend to Lor San Tekka (whom we met briefly at the beginning of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”). Like Lor, Savi was a believer in the ideals of the Jedi Order and helped to pass on his knowledge of Jedi lore. He created a salvage business as a front to hide his clandestine mission of guiding the next generation of Force wielders and helping them create their unique lightsabers.

Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge Rendering

Those ready to learn this knowledge will find a symbol displayed on the front of the workshop indicating that they are in the correct location and they must give the secret phrase to the Gatherers to enter inside. Once inside the workshop, the Builders will be surrounded by various odds and ends, pieces and objects. These pieces become key elements in the building and refinement of their lightsabers. At the center of the room is the Builder’s Table, a large oval-shaped table assembled from ancient pieces salvaged from across the galaxy that can accommodate up to 14 builders at a time to choose their crystal and craft their lightsaber.

Build your own lightsaber at Savi's Workshop in Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge

There are four themes of lightsabers that guests can build:

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.

Are you feeling the call of the Force? Will you answer it? What kind of lightsaber do you think will call to you?

If you are planning to visit Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at the Disneyland Resort between May 31 (opening day) and June 23, 2019, a reservation and theme park admission are required. After June 23, 2019, reservations will not be required for visits to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, and access to Disneyland park, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge and experiences will be subject to capacity.

Comments

  • Hi, my wife, my 8 year old son and myself (3 people)want to build a total of 4 lightsabers. Will they let me build 2 at one time?

  • Hi we are traveling from Canada, visiting Disneyland, then off to mexico. Can we ship the lightsaber home from Disneyland as we will be on four planes and three countries on the way home.

    Thank you.

  • Once you receive your customised Savi lightsaber, does the protective sheath come with it?

    Also, can they be sent forward to package pick up? I don’t see them being able to go on “Rockin’ Rollercoaster” or “Tower of Terror.”

  • If I purchase a light saber, can my +1 (significant other) join if they don’t purchase one?

  • Kate, I agreed at first that there seemed to be too few options but, unless my math is totally out, there are at least 48 hilt variations within each theme and way more if the four sleeve pieces can be placed in either direction. Factor in the four crystal colours and you have at least 192 variations (again, way more depending on sleeve placement). As for the price, pre-built Force FX lightsabers with fewer features go for around $175, so I think the now revealed price tag of $199 is relatively reasonable, if not pretty good. It stings a bit, sure, but I think the overall outrage has been a bit misplaced. Oh, and not getting the extra pieces included? I don’t see why we would. I can’t think of any instances in which you custom build something from available choices and also get the things you didn’t want.

  • Will the 26″ blade be offered as part of a Savi’s custom lightsaber? Not everyone is tall enough for the 36″ blade. Thanks.

  • any news on process to build light saber? Reservations???

  • Prices? I’ve heard $159 for the hilt and $50 for the blade but some are saying that’s for the Legacy line not Savi’s. If the hilts are $159, then the buyer should be able to keep all 10 pieces of the kit. Also, how long are the detachable blades?

    Honestly, I’m a bit disappointed with the limited customization options & potential $159+ price tag. You’ll get to pick 5 out of 10 pieces from the chosen theme. Which means there are only 2 different pommels, emitters and switch covers to choose from.

  • The only problem I see here is that for the first month you will not have the time to get all the people that want to build a lightsaber through the workshop. You have four hours and at 14 people per 15 minutes not a lot of people are going to make it in four hours. My guess only about 200 people. I would love to build one but my guess is do i enjoy the Galaxy Edge or stand in line for 4 hours. Well maybe next time we are back in CA in a few years.

  • When will disney release prices for galaxys edge merchandise? i am aslo wanting a light saber but will it fit in my suitcase?

  • How long are the detachable blades? I’m wondering how I’m going to fly home with it if it doesn’t fit into my suitcase. Thanks.

  • Can we confirm if a reservation is needed to build a saber? I am scheduled to attend Galaxy’s edge on June 5th with a group and this is a top priority.

  • “Protection and Defense” lightsabers sound like the most intriguing and appealing. Visions of the blind warrior in Rogue One, who wasn’t a Jedi but was a follower of the Force (seemingly a predecessor-disciple of the Jedi to me), come to mind when reading the description of this saber choice. Question Scott– logistically, how can guests to Batuu expect to be able to ship their assembled lightsabers out of Batuu (and eventually back to their home planet)? I would take Chewie using the Millennium Falcon, but I’m thinking that might be a bit of a busy option these days….

  • How will we be able to make a reservation at Savi’s workshop?

  • For those of us with Galaxy’s Edge reservations for the first weekend, how do we go about “arranging an appointment” with the Gatherers? Is this purely “flavor” or will this work like Bibbidi Boppidi Boutique? And if it does work like BBB, how do we get those reservations?

  • Can anyone clarify whether we will be able to choose from all available kyber crystals that will be sold in Galaxy’s Edge, or will we be restricted to only blue, green, purple, and red? Those colors were specifically mentioned as options, but the yellow and white kyber crystals that will be available for other projects had not been confirmed for use in the custom sabers. Also, will you only be able to pick parts from a specific “theme” or can parts from multiple themes be mixed and matched?

  • Will we need to make another reservation to build a lightsaber? ie a reservation to go into Savi’s Workshop? Or will it be first come, first serve?

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