Building your own customized lightsaber in Savi's Workshop at Star Wars Galaxy's Edge

May 08, 2019 in "Savi's Workshop"

Savi's Workshop overview
Posted: Wednesday May 8, 2019 9:14am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Scott Trowbridge, Portfolio Creative Executive, Walt Disney Imagineering put out a great article today giving an overview of Savi's Workshop in Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge. The workshop will be the main location on Batuu to customize and build a lightsaber.

Savi's Workshop builds on the interactive buying experience that we have seen in Universal's Wizarding World of Harry Potter and Pandora, taking the shopping experience to a new level.

There still isn't any pricing information, but given the experience and quality of the product (dye cast metal), expect it to be on the higher side.

Here is a description of the experience from Scott Trowbridge.

For those travelers to Black Spire Outpost who feel a stronger connection with the Force, you are not alone. To find like-minded others, make your way to Savi’s Scrapyard. Those who have felt the call can seek out the hidden workshop and arrange an appointment to meet with the Gatherers – a group of men and women who have dedicated their lives to restoring balance in the galaxy by passing on their knowledge of the Force and the ancient ways of the Jedi. The Gatherers guide those who seek their assistance in creating their own unique customized lightsaber.

The Gatherers have amassed a great collection of stories, kyber crystals, and other saber parts from around the galaxy. As “keepers of the Force,” they have passed down their knowledge from generation to generation, striving to keep the flame of hope alive. Savi was one of the original Gatherers and a friend to Lor San Tekka (whom we met briefly at the beginning of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”). Like Lor, Savi was a believer in the ideals of the Jedi Order and helped to pass on his knowledge of Jedi lore. He created a salvage business as a front to hide his clandestine mission of guiding the next generation of Force wielders and helping them create their unique lightsabers.

Those ready to learn this knowledge will find a symbol displayed on the front of the workshop indicating that they are in the correct location and they must give the secret phrase to the Gatherers to enter inside. Once inside the workshop, the Builders will be surrounded by various odds and ends, pieces and objects. These pieces become key elements in the building and refinement of their lightsabers. At the center of the room is the Builder’s Table, a large oval-shaped table assembled from ancient pieces salvaged from across the galaxy that can accommodate up to 14 builders at a time to choose their crystal and craft their lightsaber.

There are four themes of lightsabers that guests can build:

Peace and Justice: Salvaged from fallen Jedi temples and crashed starships, these lightsaber pieces were created for Force wielders of the Republic era. The simple designs reflect the commitment to the devout life of those whom they were created by – the Jedi Order – the once guardians of peace and justice in the galaxy.

Power and Control: Reclaimed from the ashes of the rumored Sith homeworld and abandoned Sith temples, these lightsaber pieces were originally forged by the Sith of their time. Characterized by sharp and strong forms, these pieces showcase the brutality and relentlessness of the Sith’s insatiable desire for power and control.

Elemental Nature: As we have been told, The Force is an energy field created by all living things; it surrounds us, penetrates us and binds the galaxy together. These lightsaber pieces are born of that same Force. They are as unique as the user and as the elements of nature: the wood from a Brylark tree, a bone of the Cartusion whale or even a tooth from a Rancor.

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.

Savi's workshop will open at Disney's Hollywood Studios on August 29 2019 as part of Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge.

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AshaNeOmahOct 12, 2022

I built all four styles over four trips in the first 2+ years of operation. Three at the $199 and one at $220. Unless a fifth style is ever released, I don't see myself doing it again, especially with more price increases. Definitely a premium experience but $500/hour even tops private tour hosts, right?

LieutLawwOct 11, 2022

I didn't have a hard tine getting the res, I had the pick of all day and glad I did mine at the beginning of my holiday so missed the price increase

ppete1975Oct 11, 2022

And you will probably still have a hard time getting a reservation

DCBakerOct 11, 2022

Quoting this here from @gerarar for the price increase on Lightsabers -

KamikazeJun 09, 2022

First week of August would just be around the 60 day mark, so yeah, they filled up.

Club CooloholicJun 09, 2022

I think they just disappear fast, same thing happened to me. Oh well I will save some cash

HoustonHornJun 09, 2022

Does anyone know what's going on with reservations at Savi's? I have friends going who are looking for availability on August 8. three questions have arisen: 1. Starting 60 days out from their trip, they were able to search 60+length of stay, but no times were showing more than 60 days out. I thought Savi's was like ADRs, where you could book 60+LoS? 2. The attached screenshot was what I found on Tuesday for the first week of August, just looking at afternoon times. The results were similar for mornings. In other words, there were more than a dozen available slots every single day. As of yesterday, those are all gone. I do no believe that dozens of slots every day for that whole week were magically booked over one night. Any idea what game Disney is playing with Savi's availability? 3. Does anyone know of a service like Touring Plans' reservation finder that works for Savi's?

DCBakerMay 27, 2022

gerararApr 19, 2021

Wonder if this mean a price increase for Droid Depot is imminent... However I really like the $99 price tag for the droids, makes it more appealing without the extra “1” in front. :)

Surferboy567Apr 19, 2021

I really liked Savi’s, they really shouldn’t be making it more expensive though. This is coming from someone who has built a custom saber, and bought two legacy sabers.

BoarderPhreakApr 19, 2021

LOL... I wasn't buying at $199 and sure the #@(% won't at $219 either.

jt04Apr 19, 2021

Probably more lucrative to raise the drink prices at the canteen 25¢. I'm any case, these changes should be expected. 📈

DCBakerApr 19, 2021

Now $219 (was $199)

I am TimmyJan 16, 2020

We did, I just hope they didn't have SO much fun that they need to do it again next trip, lol. I'm already sweatin' about the Star Wars hotel - I really wish Disney would put put some info. early on this one so we could save our pennies in time! I wonder if they will let people bring their sabers and droids? I would imagine so, but will be interesting to find out what a stay will entail.