After receiving new Peace and Justice and Power and Control lightsaber “scrap metal” pieces, Savi’s Workshop in Disney’s Hollywood Studios has a new series of Protection and Defense pieces.
A guide is available at Savi’s Workshop to pick out your lightsaber pieces before sifting through the scraps.
There are four scrap metal themes: Peace and Justice, Power and Control, Elemental Nature, and Protection and Defense. All four collections received new pieces at Disneyland. Elemental Nature has yet to be replaced at Walt Disney World.
Savi’s Handbuilt Lightsabers is the custom Lightsaber building experience in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland Park and Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Guests must pre-pay $249.99 plus tax for the experience, which includes a lightsaber (a hilt, two sleeves, one emitter, one pommel cap, one set of activation plates and switches, and a 31″ blade), a cloisonné pin, and a lightsaber carrying case.
The in-universe story is that the Gatherers, who possess forbidden knowledge of the Jedi Order, are operating out of Savi & Son Salvage. On the surface, Savi sells scrap metals from old ships and devices. The Gatherers use his salvage shop as a cover to help Force-sensitive beings craft their own lightsabers.
When you arrive at Savi’s, the Gatherers will show you the various collections of “scrap metal” they have to offer. Each theme has multiple options for most of the lightsaber parts, so once you are inside the workshop, the Gatherers will help you select the specific designs you want for your hilt.
For a close-up look at the old styles for comparison, see our detailed photos here.
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.
The icons on the switches aren’t the Protection and Defense emblem but rather the symbol seen in the Jedi Temple on Coruscant. They use the same core color scheme — silver as the primary color with copper and golden accents.
Two of the sleeve options have “Force Wielder” on them, written in ur-Kittât — a Star Wars language often referred to as a Sith language, but which is also known as the Old Tongue and used by Force users of all kinds.
The emitters are both larger and feature cutout designs rather than the small flat versions prior.
To see a full video of the Savi’s Handbuilt Lightsaber experience, check out our video below from the opening of Galaxy’s Edge. It features the old style of hilt parts but the experience has remained the same. The video contains spoilers.
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