Guests who are anxiously awaiting to visit Batuu are excited about a number of things. They can’t wait to ride the attractions, drink blue milk, marvel at the scope of the land, and yes, build their own lightsaber. And with Savi’s Workshop, the ability to do this will take you into the story in a unique way.
But if you’re looking for a place that’s easily identified with a huge sign indicate your on the right path, you won’t find it. You see, Savi’s Workshop is hidden and you have to know where to go. (You’ll see a symbol above the entrance that will identify this is where you want to go.)
Those who have felt the call of the force can arrange an appointment to meet with the Gatherers. The Gatherers are 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 goal is to guide those who seek their assistance in creating their own unique customized lightsaber.
As the story goes, over time, the Gatherers have compiled a collection of stories, kyber crystals, and other saber parts and as “keepers of the Force,” they have passed down their knowledge from generation to generation. the proprietor, Savi was one of the original Gatherers and a friend to Lor San Tekka (who was featured in “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”). Savi was a believer in the Jedi Order and helped to pass on his knowledge of Jedi lore to these other Gatherers. This salvage business was therefore created as a front to hide his mission of guiding the next generation of Force wielders and helping them create their unique lightsabers.
To enter this secret location, you’ll need to provide a secret phrase to the Gatherers. Inside, you’ll see the Builders who have various odds and ends that will become key elements in the building of lightsabers. Guests will see the Builder’s Table, a large oval-shaped table assembled from ancient pieces salvaged from across the galaxy, in the center of the room. The Builder’s Table can only accommodate up to 14 builders at a time. Here, these builders will be able to create their lightsaber.
As mentioned before, there will be four types of lightsabers that can be built when visiting Savi’s Workshop.
- 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 home world 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.
Building a lightsaber will truly be a can’t miss experience for the Star Wars fan in your family when visiting Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. The question is….which type of lightsaber will you build when you step inside Savi’s Workshop?