New Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Details: A Look Inside the Design-Your-Own Lightsaber Experience

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge will include not only state-of-the-art rides and out-of-this-galaxy dining, it will also offer unique shopping opportunities. We’ll be able to build our own interactive droids, explore Dok-Ondar’s antiquities and curiosities, and design our own lightsabers at Savi’s Workshop.

Savi’s Workshop Design-Your-Own Lightsaber Experience Concept Art ©Disney

If you want to design your own lightsaber you’ll want to head to Savi’s Workshop and make an appointment with a Gatherer.

The Gatherers are a group dedicated to restoring balance in the galaxy by passing on their knowledge of the Force and the ancient ways of the Jedi.  As “keepers of the Force,” they have passed their knowledge from generation to generation, working to keep hope alive. When you visit the Gatherers you’ll find they have quite a collection of stories, kyber crystals, and other saber parts from around the galaxy as they help you create your own personal lightsaber.

Savi’s Workshop Design-Your-Own Lightsaber Experience Concept Art ©Disney

Savi was one of the original Gatherers, and a friend to Lor San Tekka, who we saw at the beginning of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Savi, like Lor, believed in the ideals of the Jedi Order and helped pass on his knowledge of Jedi lore.  He accomplished this by creating a salvage business as a front to hide his clandestine mission of guiding the next generation of Force wielders. One way he did this was helping them create  lightsabers.

Savi’s Workshop Preview at Star Wars Celebration Weekend

You’ll find a symbol on the front of the workshop indicating you are in the correct location — and you must give the secret phrase to the Gatherers to enter. Once inside the workshop, you will be surrounded by an assortment of odds and ends, pieces and objects. These pieces will become key elements in the building and refinement of your lightsaber.

Savi’s Design-Your-Own Lightsaber Experience Concept Art ©Disney

At the center of the room is the Builder’s Table, a large oval-shaped table made with ancient pieces salvaged from across the galaxy. The table can accommodate up to 14 builders at a time. Builders can choose their crystals and craft their lightsabers based on one of four themes:

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 their creators, 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.

Kyber crystals at Savi’s Workshop Preview at Star Wars Celebration Weekend

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.

Savi’s Workshop Preview at Star Wars Celebration Weekend

We learned more details about Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge during the Star Wars Celebration Weekend in April — be sure to catch up on what we learned!

Plus, we got to visit — yes, we actually went in — Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge in Hollywood Studios. Read about what we saw when we visited Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge here!

Will you be visiting Savi’s Workshop to build a lightsaber when you go to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge? Let us know in the comments!

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Sarah has built a career in communications and marketing that started when she was the editor of her high school newspaper. She has written for since 2018, and enjoys sharing Disney news and updates with the AllEars community. She's been a Disney fan ever since her first visit to Walt Disney World when she was 5, and has been known to arrange trips around visiting a Disney park!

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One Reply to “New Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Details: A Look Inside the Design-Your-Own Lightsaber Experience”

  1. This sounds like a rip-off of the wand at Harry Potter Land. Also, what is this going to cost me when my 6-year-old wants his own Darth Vader lightsaber?