Be instructed in the ways of the Force and build your own customizable Lightsaber at Savi’s Workshop in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge in Walt Disney World’s Hollywood Studios and Disneyland park in Disneyland Resort!
A visit inside Savi’s Workshop is reserved exclusively for guests who participate in the Build-Your-Own Lightsaber experience (purchase required). Builders may also bring one guest as their +1.
Build Your Own Lightsaber
An air of mystery (to keep the First Order unaware of the happenings inside) surrounds Savi’s Workshop. To the locals, the spot is known as Savi’s “scrap metal” business (the cover for the Workshop) is located essentially right in the middle of Black Spire Outpost.
Whether in Disney World or Disneyland, you’ll know you’ve found the right place when you see this blue banner featuring a stylized lightsaber.
Saber pieces, kyber crystals, and tales of the Force and the Jedi as told by the Gatherers will provide the tools you need.
First, you’ll choose from 4 hilt themes for your lightsaber in the Waiting Area before beginning your experience inside:
Peace and Justice: Materials include recovered scraps of fallen Jedi temples and starships to create a Republic-era lightsaber. Simple designs are favored to honor the commitment of the devout life of the Jedi Order who served as guardians of peace and justice throughout the galaxy.
Elemental Nature: “The Force is an energy field created by all living things; it surrounds us, penetrates us and binds the galaxy together.” Materials “born from the Force” — which include bits of Brylark trees, Cartusion whale bones and Rancor teeth among the options — are used to construct these unique lightsabers.
Protection and Defense: These earliest of lightsaber materials include hilt pieces etched with mysterious script meant to connect the lightsaber holder with “the ancient wellspring of the Force.”
Power and Control: Materials are said to come from the rumored Sith homeworld and their abandoned temples to construct a lightsaber similar to those who chose the Dark Side. The designs are sharp in order to represent the brutality of the Sith and their dark desire to control the galaxy.
Each box of parts for the hilt theme of your choice includes:
- 1 hilt
- 4 sleeves, from which you will pick and keep 2
- 2 emitters, from which you will pick and keep 1
- 2 pommel caps, from which you will pick and keep 1
- 2 sets of activation plates and switches, from which you will pick and keep 1
Once you’ve paid and selected your theme, you’ll receive a card with a group number and a pin representing your theme. The pin is yours to keep — and you’re encouraged to wear it so that the “gatherers” inside know which parts to provide to you.
At this point, you’ll wait in the designated area for your group number to be called. At that time you and your +1 can enter the Workshop.
Inside, you’ll also select the “heart of your lightsaber:” a kyber crystal in red, blue, green, or purple. (The Kyber Crystal determines the color and sounds your lightsaber makes, and you can purchase additional Kyber Crystals in order to make your lightsaber do different things. )
When all builders have their Crystals, gatherers bring a tray of hilt parts to each station. (You receive only the hilt parts associated with the theme you selected when you checked in.)
There are four sleeves, from which the builder selects two. There are two emitters (for the end of the hilt where the blade comes out), from which the builder selects one. There are two pommel caps (to cover the end of the hilt), from which the builder selects one. And there are two sets of activation plates (fastened around the Kyber Crystal and used to turn the saber on and off) from which the builder also selects one.
In the kit below, parts are, from left to right, chassis, sleeves, emitters, pummel caps, and activation plates:
Once you’ve got your tray, it’s time to assemble your hilt. A gatherer will always be nearby should you have any questions, and directions for each step will be given and further explained if needed.
Upon assembly, together with your fellow Builders…
… you’ll activate your lightsabers for a truly unforgettable moment!
From there, you will receive an included carrying case for your Lightsaber to continue the rest of your visit to Black Spire Outpost on the planet Batuu.
Further Customization Options
Just outside of Savi’s Workshop, further options for customization — “scrap metal” — are available for additional purchase, if you like. There are four types of parts: emitters, sleeves, switches, and endcaps. These are the same parts and sets that you’d select from when doing the full experience at Savi’s (but since you can only keep a certain amount as noted when discussing the hilt themes above, you can purchase those you did NOT choose during your experience to add, if you wish).
Outside of Savi’s Workshop, you may see a sign for Build Your Own Saber Parts. Each part on its own is $24.99. If you buy two parts, each part is $20.00. Remember, these parts ONLY fit the lightsabers you can build inside of the workshop.
And if you’d like to be able to change the color of your lightsaber’s blade, additional kyber crystals are available for purchase at Dok-Ondar’s Den of Antiquities.
Custom hilts are also available (though they tend to sell out quickly), and you may be surprised with some of the options! For instance, the Loth Cat Hilt is either grinning really big or thinking about eating you for dinner (we’re not sure which 😉 ).
And the Rancor Hilt is sure to add a touch (or more) of menace to your custom lightsaber. These hilts are $24.99 each and will fit any Savi’s lightsaber. We initially spotted these at the Creature Stall in Black Spire Outpost. We’ve also found lightsaber caps at the Creature Stall as well.
Disney World’s Hollywood Studios: $249.99 (plus tax) for a lightsaber with carrying case, with payment due upon arrival to Savi’s Workshop.
Disneyland: $219.99 (plus tax) for a lightsaber with carrying case, with payment due upon arrival to Savi’s Workshop.
Reservations and Additional Information
Guests are able — and highly encouraged — to make advance reservations for Savi’s Workshop, with appointments available 60 days out. These reservations can be made on the Disneyland website or Walt Disney World website. Allow 20-30 minutes for the experience. Separate admission to Disney’s Hollywood Studios or Disneyland park is required, but not included.
PLEASE NOTE: When you make your reservation, a credit card is required to hold your spot. If for some reason you do not show up for your Savi’s reservation, you’ll be charged a $219.99 no-show charge. When you DO arrive for your reservation, you’ll pay for your lightsaber at check-in and then go through the process of selecting your lightsaber hilt theme.