Savi’s Workshop – Handbuilt Lightsabers in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

Savi’s Workshop Highlights:

  • Build Your Own Customizable Lightsaber with the guidance of a “Gatherer”
  • Only Builders and One Guest are even allowed in to the workshop
  • Reservations are highly recommended, and often required

Introduction | Lightsaber Building Experience | Reservations & Logistics |
| Interesting Facts

Savi’s Workshop

INTRODUCTION

Located in a nondescript building, Savi’s Workshop is the place where “gatherers” assemble scrap metal and crystals to make the elegant weapons of a more civilized age, Lightsabers.

Savi’s Workshop is located in Galaxy’s Edge, near the Droid Depot and down the stairs from Dok Ondar’s.

Savi’s Workshop Exterior

LIGHT SABER BUILDING EXPERIENCE

This section includes spoilers for the Savi’s Workshop Experience. If you don’t want to spoil the building experience, skip to the Logistics section. 

When arriving at Savi’s, you’ll need to check in with a gatherer outside. They’ll check your reservation, have you pay, and invite you to look at their “scrap metal” collections to see which appeals to you.

Savi’s Check-in

You’ll select from:

  • Peace and Justice
    Salvaged scraps from fallen Jedi temples and crashed starships in these Republic-era designs honor the galaxy’s former guardians.
  • Power and Control
    Originally forged by dark side warriors, this style features rumored remnants from the Sith homeworld and abandoned temples.
  • Elemental Nature
    This theme embodies the Force—an energy created by all living things, like Brylark trees, Cartusion whale bones and Rancor teeth.
  • Protection and Defense
    Hilt materials bear mysterious motifs and inscriptions that reconnect users with the ancient wellspring of the Force.

(Descriptions from the Disney website.)

The Lightsaber “Menu” at Savi’s Workshop

When it’s your turn, you’ll enter the workshop in small groups of about 10 builders and their guests.

You’ll take your place at a build station. A master-gatherer in the center of the workshop will introduce themself, as well as their assistants who stand around the room.

Master gatherer

At this point, the Master Gatherer will describe the colors of the kyber crystals — red, green, violet, and blue — reminding you of the famous Jedis and Siths throughout history who wielded each color.

Green Kyber Crystal

You’ll then be asked to close your eyes and visualize which Kyber Crystal color you’d like, and the assistant will walk around the room letting you select one.

Kyber Crystals

After a bit more instruction, you’ll be asked to start building your Lightsaber. Your selected hilt pieces will be presented to you by the assistants, who will ensure you are building correctly.

Hilt Pieces

You’ll begin by inserting your crystal, and then you’ll build the hilt around it. When you’re done, the assistants will take the hilt and attach it to the blades, which are located in special glass protected sheaths to the side of your station.

Hilt

The Master Gatherer will ensure everyone is done, and the lights will dim. On his count you will turn your lightsaber on, and it will illuminate with that familiar sound.

Savi’s Workshop

You’ll be asked to raise your Lightsaber, and it’s an impressive scene with all of the illuminated blades in the air!

Savi’s Workshop

You’ll be given a few more significant words, and then a carrying case you can bring your Lightsaber with you.

Lightsabers

RESERVATIONS & LOGISTICS

The Lightsaber-building experience is limited to one builder and one guest. Only the builder can create a Lightsaber.

Droids cost $199.99 plus tax.

Reservations can be made on Disney’s website or on the My Disney Experience App 180 days in advance. It is highly recommended to book a reservation, as walk-in availability is not guaranteed and is rarely available.

Savi’s Workshop

Additional customization pieces are available at Dok Ondar’s Den of Antiquities. 

INTERESTING FACTS

If you ask about lightsabers, the outside cast members will say they collect nothing but scrap metal. They are always on the lookout for the Storm Troopers!

There is a “Wish Tree” located outside of Savi’s. The Wish Tree is from the Star Wars novel “A Crash of Fate” by Zoraida Cordova. Villagers tie a ribbon or string around the tree and make a wish — and if it breaks off the wish will come true!

The Lightsabers are 31″ long.

Famous Lightsaber wielders, by color, include:

Red: Kylo Ren, Darth Vader, Darth Maul

Green: Yoda, Luke Skywalker, Qui-Gon Jinn

Violet: Mace Windu

Blue: Rey, Obi-wan, Anakin

Savi’s Workshop