Recently, a Universal Orlando Guest brought his lightsaber from Walt Disney World Resort’s Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge with him to visit Shrek, Fiona, and Donkey. Talk about worlds colliding.
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When the residents of Duloc saw the weapon from a galaxy far, far away, Instagram user and YouTuber Jonathan Crichton initially expected the Shrek characters to be confused.
Princess Fiona, however, quipped that the gang knew what a lightsaber was because, “Yeah, we have a TV.” They must be as hooked on The Mandalorian as the rest of us! We’d love to get Shrek’s take on the Darksaber storyline.
As the hilarious video continues, Princess Fiona, Shrek, and Donkey take turns guessing what color Crichton’s Galaxy’s Edge souvenir is. Shrek, at one point, guessed purple, so he’s clearly not as tuned into the Star Wars canon as we might have hoped — there’s only ever been one purple lightsaber and we all know it belongs to Jedi Mace Windu (Samuel L. Jackson).
Eventually, Princess Fiona won when she guessed blue and an “intense celebration” ensued. Just watch. We promise you won’t regret it.
Get Your Own Galaxy’s Edge Lightsaber
If you’re interested in building your own lightsaber at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, you’re in luck! Savi’s Workshop on Batuu is currently accepting reservations.
Disney World Guests who visit the Workshop can choose from a wide variety of lightsaber styles.
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Disney’s official description of the lightsaber construction process reads:
Meet one of Savi’s Gatherers outside his workshop, where you’ll choose one of 4 available hilt themes and receive a cloisonné pin to identify your selection. Themes include:
- 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.
The Gatherers will now help you select the heart of your lightsaber—the kyber crystal, which is available in red, blue, green or violet.
Next, begin assembling your hilt—parts will be provided based on your theme and cloisonné pin. Each box of parts includes:
- 1 hilt
- 4 sleeves (pick 2)
- 2 emitters (pick 1)
- 2 pommel caps (pick 1)
- 2 sets of activation plates and switches (pick 1 set)
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In addition to the $199.99 lightsabers, Guests can build at Savi’s Workshop, Legacy Lightsabers are available for sale at Dok Ondar’s Den of Antiquities. Most recently, Disney unveiled Cal Kestis’s blue lightsaber, which will be available sometime this fall as part of the Legacy Lightsaber collection.
Kestis is a character in the Electronic Arts (EA) video game, Jedi Fallen Order.
Current Legacy Lightsabers include those belonging to Jedi Masters Luke Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi, Sith Lord Darth Vader, and Kylo Ren/Ben Solo.
What do you think? Are you going to take a Galaxy’s Edge lightsaber to Universal Studios?