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Choose between Jedi or Sith at 'Galaxy's Edge' lightsaber workshop

Posted: 1:15 PM, May 08, 2019
Updated: 2019-05-30 09:22:25-04
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(KGTV) — Guests at Disneyland's "Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge" may find themselves at the start of their own Jedi — or Sith — origin at the table of one workshop.

Guests at planet Batuu's Black Spire Outpost will be treated to the opportunity to create their own lightsabers at Savi's Workshop. There, guests will decide whether to follow the the Jedi way or the path to the Dark Side.

At Savi's Scrapyard, "the Gatherers" have collected kyber crystals used to build lightsabers along with other fragments to construct the "an elegant weapon of a more civilized age."

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"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," Scott Trowbridge, creative executive at Walt Disney Imagineering, writes.

Once guests are prepared to wield that knowledge, they can head to the workshop where they, "must give the secret phrase to the Gatherers to enter inside."

At the center of the workshop is the builder's table, which can accommodate up to 14 builders at a time to craft lightsabers. Hopeful wielders of The Force will have four options to piece together their lightsaber:

  • Peace and Justice: Pieces salvaged from fallen Jedi temples and starships from the Republic era. The pieces will reflect the simple designs of the Jedi Order.
  • Power and Control: Reclaimed ashes from a rumored Sith home world and temples. The pieces are characterized by strong and sharp forms reflecting the Sith's lust for power and control.
  • Elemental Nature: Pieces are born out of The Force and all living things it flows through, reflecting elements of nature such as wood, bone, or even teeth.
  • Protection and Defense: These pieces are believed to have been created for protection and defense with mysterious designs and inscriptions reflecting the ancient times of The Force.

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"Galaxy's Edge" opens on May 31, to reservations that have since been booked through June 23. However, guests at the Disneyland Resort can get a reservation automatically. After June 23, the "Star Wars" expansion will not require reservations.