This Hack Changes the Color of your Galaxy’s Edge Lightsaber

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Inside lightsaber-building experience at Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge

Credit: Disney - (Photo by David Roark, Disney Parks)

Located in the outer rim of the galaxy, tucked away in the Black Spire Outpost, you can build your very own Lightsaber at Savi’s Workshop. But use discretion! You don’t want to be found out and captured by The First Order. That’s an adventure we would have to discuss in another post!

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If you’ve visited the Walt Disney World Resort recently, chances are you traveled to a galaxy far, far away and visited Batuu; also known as Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, in Disney’s Hollywood Studios. This new immersive land has captivated both Star Wars fans and Disney-goers alike as they explore the world of Star Wars in this real-life, out-of-this-world destination.

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Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge
Credit: David Roark, photographer

Among all the new experiences to explore, galactic dining to savor, and two new attractions to brave at this land, you can find yourself being guided by the “Gatherers” as you build your very own custom, personalized lightsaber at Savi’s Workshop. With four themes to choose from, travelers can take home a unique souvenir that will keep them tuned in to the Force, even after they head back home.

Savi's Workshop
Credit: Disney

There are four options at the workshop to choose from to customize your Lightsaber:

  • 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.

Travelers can then further customize their saber by selecting the heart of the Lightsaber; the kyber crystal, which is available in red, blue, green or violet.

However, a new hack has been discovered that will allow you to change the color of your Galaxy’s Edge lightsaber without much technical experience.

Discovered by Riot Games’ Gene Chorba, changing the color of your lightsaber is as simple as reprogramming the RFID code in your weapon.

With the help of an RFID reader/writer, the code can be reprogrammed to change the colors the original coding offers. These RFID reader/writers are easily found on Amazon and cost about $28.

If you choose to go the extra mile for a truly unique Lightsaber, once you have the RFID device, a simple google search can provide the step-by-step directions to change your lightsaber color from the comfort of your home planet Earth.

A group of people holding lightsabers
Disney guests will discover exotic finds throughout Star Wars: GalaxyÕs Edge at Disneyland Park in Anaheim, California, and at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. At SaviÕs Workshop Ð Handbuilt Lightsabers, guests will have the opportunity to customize and craft their own lightsabers. In this exclusive experience, guests will feel like a Jedi as they build these elegant weapons from a more civilized age. (Joshua Sudock/Disney Parks)

These Handbuilt Lightsabers from Savi’s Workshop can set you back a good $200. So, another $30-ish won’t break the bank, right?

Would you hack your handbuilt lightsaber from Galaxy’s Edge? Let us know in the comments if you would, if you have, and if you’ve been successful! We’d love to hear how you channeled the force on this project!

Source: IGN

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