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What’s there to do…
It seems that the consensus is that there are four main things to do in Star Wars Galaxy’s edge. Ride Smuggler’s Run, get something to drink at the Cantina, build a droid, and build a lightsaber at Savi’s Workshop.
Since Galaxy’s Edge opened, Su and I have really only experienced one of the four. We have ridden Smuggler’s Run a hand full of times. As cool as that experience is, it’s not enough to flesh out the entire land that is Batuu.
This past weekend, we got the chance to experience another quarter of the land’s offerings. Some friends were visiting from Paradise and invited us to join them in Savi’s Workshop. So we jumped at the chance. We wanted to see what it was all about without having to find a place in our small apartment for a lightsaber. We are, after all, trying to downsize.
You can check out our whole experience inside Savi’s Workshop in the video below:
The whole experience is just that… it’s an experience. You can buy lightsabers of equal quality from numerous online vendors. But nothing quite compares with building one in Savi’s Workshop. It’s part build-a-bear workshop and part sideshow. But for those who love the Star Wars canon, it’s the piece that’s been missing for oh so long.
What to Expect at Savi’s Workshop
Build a lightsaber. It’s that simple. But there is so much more to the experience. We quickly led into the building to avoid being seen by the First Order. Past a few movie prop like objects, we found ourselves in an oval room.
There are little trays next to a “U” shaped stand. Each building station is separated by a tube looking divider.
The “Gatherers”, as they call themselves, introduce themselves. The Main Gatherer explaines the story of how they came to Batuu and how they have been forced to hide their existence as the First Order has moved in. She explaines the Kyber Crystals, and how each color was indicative of a different trait.
As a builder, your first main task approaches. You must choose the color of your crystal.
Each crystal needs a hilt. The gatherers give each builder a lightsaber hilt into which they place the crystal.
Then it’s time for the real building. A tray is presented with preset lightsaber parts (which you can choose when signing up). You can then choose one of two presented choices to build out the lightsaber.
The whole experience is pretty cool to witness. I’m not sure how many combinations of parts are possible, but it seems that builders can walk away with a pretty unique Lightsaber.
Savi’s Workshop is worth checking out especially if you are a die-hard Star Wars fan. Check out the video for the whole experience to get a taste of what it is like.