Savi’s Workshop Lightsaber Experience Photos and Video from Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Walt Disney World

Hi everyone!

Savi’s Workshop – Handbuilt Lightsabers is one of the unique experiences at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge in both Walt Disney World and Disneyland. We were invited during the Walt Disney World media event to try it out ourselves (we didn’t purchase a lightsaber, but it is required of guests for this experience). The cost currently is $199.99 per lightsaber plus tax with no discounts available. I was surprised how much I enjoyed it, and the lightsaber I put together seemed to be really nice quality – it’s metal instead of plastic. If you plan to build a lightsaber, you also should secure a reservation ahead of time. The experience allows for a small amount of guests per hour.

Our own experience started by entering the workshop – so it won’t be exactly the same as a guest who is purchasing the lightsaber. What I’m showing is what happens inside.

Here is our video of the experience, and photos after that. The Cast Member who helped Jeff so he could record the building process was fantastic.

Disney says of the experience, Travel to Black Spire Outpost, where a group known as the “Gatherers” ushers you into a covert workshop packed with unusual parts, whimsical pieces and miscellaneous memorabilia collected from the far reaches of the galaxy.
 
The Gatherer who led the group told everyone to close their eyes and see what color called to them. He held the attention of everyone for a few minutes until we were ready to build. Then the room got much louder as other Gatherers explained to those of us building what we needed to do.
I was able to choose from the parts below to build the lightsaber. Savi’s keeps any unused parts.
There were four color choices for the kyber crystal, I chose violet. This is the one aspect of building I had issues with and received help to add to the lightsaber. The rest was easy for me.
We had a variety of choices of hilts and other pieces.
This was toward the beginning of the building experience. The guide mentions how each lightsaber will be different.
The experience took about 15 minutes, and most of the time – once we started building – that is what I was working on or listening to the guide. This is very well done, and it’d be worth it to me if I wanted a lightsaber.
Because I chose the violet kyber crystal, this is the color of the light.
There are 4 hilt themes you can choose 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.

I mentioned earlier that reservations should be made ahead, I did see one guest turned down while I was nearby on opening day. However, Disney will charge your credit card if you need to cancel and don’t do it at least one day prior. More information can be found here.

If you are going to spend $200+ for a lightsaber, this is a really great way to do it – not only do you get to build your own, but it’s an experience as well.