It’s only a matter of time until the highly anticipated Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge opens! Those traveling to the Black Spire Outpost who feel a strong connection to the Force should make their way to Savi’s Scrapyard. Once here seek out the hidden workshop and arrange a meeting with the Gathers. The Gatherers are a group of men and women who have dedicated their lives to passing on their knowledge of the Force as well as the ancient Jedi ways and restoring balance in the galaxy. Those looking to creating their own unique and customized lightsaber shall be assisted by the Gathers in their journey.
The Gathers have lived up to their reputation as being the “keepers of the Force”. They have collected stories, kyber crystals, and other parts from around the galaxy required for the construction of lightsabers. One of the original Gathers, Savi, believed in the Jedi Order and has helped to pass on his knowledge of Jedi lore. To hide his mission, he created a salvage business as a front. Here the next generation of Jedi is assisted in creating their very own unique lightsabers.
Because the workshop is hidden, those ready to learn will have to find a symbol displayed on the front of the workshop indicating that they are in the correct location. They also must give a secret phrase to the Gatherers in order to enter inside. Once the Builders are inside the workshop they will be surrounded by various odds and ends, pieces, and objects. At the center of the room, Builders will find the Builder’s Table. This is a large oval-shaped table which was assembled from ancient pieces salvaged from across the galaxy. The Builder’s Table can accommodate up to 14 builders who are choosing their crystal and crafting their very own lightsabers.
Now that we know where you go to build your very own lightsabers, let’s take a look at the different types of lightsabers that Builders can create. There are four different themes of lightsabers.
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.
As a reminder, Phase 1 of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge will be opening on May 31 (Disneyland Park) and August 29 (Disney’s Hollywood Studios). Do you feel the Force calling you? What themed lightsaber would you like to build when visiting Savi’s Scrapyard in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge? Let me know in the comments!
Source: Disney Parks Blog
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