With the opening of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland less than three months away, we’re finally getting a glimpse at what’s sure to be the hottest (and possibly the most expensive) souvenirs at the park: custom-built lightsabers.
At Savi’s Workshop, guests will be able to design and buy lightsabers built by the Gatherers, “a secretive group of people who have dedicated their lives to restoring balance in the galaxy by passing on their knowledge of Jedi lore and the Force.” In other words, they’re the folks who will build your kid a lightsaber if you’re willing to shell out $109 for a hilt and $49 for a blade.
Of course, it’s not just the lightsaber itself that you’re paying for. It’s the opportunity your kid gets to design the weapon themselves. They can choose from four different hilts and four different blade colors to make the saber of their dreams.
Peace and Justice hilts feature Republic-era Jedi designs. Power and Control hilts are the choice of those on the dark side. Elemental Nature hilts are nature-themed. Protection and Defense hilts have medieval styling.
Light-up blades come in red, blue, green, and Mace Windu purple.
Alternatively, they can opt for a non-custom lightsaber inspired by a real on-screen character’s weapon, according to Slashfilm, which also reports that the weapons have a real heft that, somewhat sadly for parents on a budget, makes it easy to tell them apart from their cheap plastic counterparts.
With massive crowds expected for the opening of the park, don’t be surprised if the line at Savi’s stretches far, far away from the entrance. It may not be the best use of your time at Galaxy’s Edge, but it’s hard to imagine that any other souvenir will be nearly this cool.
And don’t worry Floridians: even though you’ll have to wait a bit longer, the Galaxy’s Edge park at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando will also have a Savi’s when it opens on August 29.