Since the Disneyland and Walt Disney World versions of Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge opened in 2019, lightsabers have arguably become the most in-demand souvenirs from the lands. There are two kinds of lightsabers available in Galaxy’s Edge: those are that are built by guests as part of the Savi’s Workshop experience, and Legacy Lightsabers.
Confused? Don’t be, we’re here to break it down for you and answer every question you could possibly have, including whether you can duel with them.
What is a Legacy Lightsaber?
While the lightsabers assembled at Savi’s Workshop are customizable to a guest’s taste, with multiple parts choices and Kyber Crystal colors available for each type of saber, Legacy Lightsabers are something different entirely.
Unlike the customizable Savi’s options, the Legacy Lightsabers are specific replicas of those used by characters in the Star Wars film series. Available characters include Asajj Ventress, Asoka Tano, Ben Solo, Cal Kestis, Darth Maul, Darth Sidious/Emperor Palpatine, Darth Tyranus/Count Dooku, Darth Vader, the Jedi Temple Guards, Kylo Ren, Leia Organa, Luke Skywalker, Luminara Unduli, Mace Windu, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Anakin Skywalker, Qui-Gon Jinn, and Rey. In addition, the Darksaber as seen on The Mandalorian, Clone Wars, and Star Wars Rebels is also available.
Where Can You Build a Lightsaber?
The lightsaber building experience is available at Savi’s Workshop, an interactive-themed experience located in Galaxy’s Edge.
The Legacy models are available at Dok Ondar’s Den of Antiquities in Galaxy’s Edge, as well the Star Wars Trading Post at Disney Springs and Keystone Clothiers on the park’s Hollywood Boulevard. You can also buy Legacy Lighstabers online at shopDisney. While they do not need to be built like their Savi’s counterparts, the blade portion is available separately and can be installed and removed as necessary.
Do You Need Reservations at Savi’s Workshop?
In short, yes. While reservations are not strictly required, they are highly recommended by Disney. The company states on their website:
“Savi’s Workshop – Handbuilt Lightsabers is incredibly popular and subject to availability. Advance reservations are highly recommended. A valid, accepted credit card number is required at the time of booking. Payment will be due upon arrival at the location.”
How Much Does a Lightsaber Cost?
The Savi’s Workshop lightsaber building experience costs $249.99 plus tax.
The cost of Legacy Lightsabers varies depending on the model one desires, with a rough range of $139.99 – $400.00 plus tax. It’s also important to note that, unlike at Savi’s, blades are not usually with the base Legacy Lightsabers. If you want to buy a blade, it will cost you $44.99 for a 26 inch blade and $49.99 for either a 31 or 36 inch blade. Note that there ARE some Legacy Lightsabers, such as Obi-Wan Kenobi’s, that are offered as a box set containing a blade.
In addition to the lightsabers themselves, numerous additional accessories and blades are available, including stands, shoulder carrying cases, and belt clip attachments.
Can You Duel or Fight with a Galaxy’s Edge Lightsaber?
The biggest question about Galaxy’s Edge lightsabers — both from Savi’s and the Legacy Lightsaber collection — seems to be whether they can be used in a lightsaber duel. The answer? Well, it seems to depend on the reviewer.
Some insist that that Galaxy’s Edge sabers are more than sturdy enough to be used in full on competitive lightsaber dueling without falling apart. As Reddit user Baconsock explained, “There’s other videos like this. Short answer, yes you can duel with the Galaxy’s Edge sabers. It’s a midgrade blade and they’re durable sabers, it won’t fall apart.” However, they went on to say, “But it’s a really bad idea. Unlike regular sabers where the electronics are all in the hilt, the GE ones are half in the blade. So you whack it hard enough you’re gonna develop dark spots or worse, and they’re 3x as expensive to get a new one.”
Reviewer BradleyAllan23 agreed, writing:
“Like the other person said, no. They’re strong enough for light dueling, but overall the LED strip blades break over time with medium or hard contact. The custom sabers have a screw together design that needs to be tightened as you use it for combat too.”
The breadth of reviews seem to indicate similar conclusions: Structurally, Galaxy’s Edge lightsabers — either from Savi’s or Legacy Lightsabers — can be used for light dueling without falling apart or being structurally damaged. However, anything more than that will likely damage the LEDs present in the blades, weakening their display-ability and collectible value.
So, we cannot recommend dueling with Legacy Lightsabers.
Have we answered all your possible questions about Legacy Lightsabers? Have you ever tried dueling with a Galaxy’s Edge lightsaber – be it a Legacy model or one from Savi’s? Let us know in the comments below.