First Look at New, Never Before Seen ‘Star Wars’ Lightsaber, and You Can’t Have It

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Three Jedi in robes stand ready, wielding never-before-seen Disney Star Wars lightsabers emitting green, yellow, and blue light in a dimly lit setting. The background features lush foliage and a rocky wall, suggesting a forest or cave environment. The scene is intense and full of vivid colors. star wars lightsaber the acolyte whip saber

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Star Wars lightsabers stand as more than mere weapons within the expansive galaxy far, far away; they represent an unparalleled legacy of power, honor, and the eternal conflict between the forces of light and darkness. These immortal artifacts, with their distinctive hum and vibrant hues, are not just icons but cherished emblems that have woven themselves intricately into the fabric of the Star Wars narrative.

Obi-Wan Kenobi glowing by the blue light of his lightsaber
Credit: Lucasfilm

From the moment a lightsaber ignites, casting its mesmerizing glow upon the battlefield, it becomes a visual symphony symbolizing the wielder’s principles and their journey in the intergalactic saga. The venerable blue blades of Jedi Knights epitomize purity, wisdom, and guardianship, serving as beacons of hope in the face of tyranny and chaos.

Conversely, the crimson sabers of the Sith Lords emanate malevolence, power, and a stark reminder of the seductive nature of the dark side of the Force.

One cannot help but be captivated by the evolution of these elegant weapons throughout the Star Wars saga. From the ancient times of the Old Republic to the tumultuous conflicts of the Clone Wars and the Galactic Civil War, lightsabers have been witnesses to the rise and fall of heroes and villains alike.

Whether it is the iconic weapon of the legendary Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi, wielded with grace and precision, or the intimidating blade of the enigmatic Sith Lord Darth Vader, each lightsaber encapsulates a profound narrative of duty, sacrifice, and destiny.

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The distinctive colors and designs of lightsabers convey not just their wielders’ allegiances but also their individual stories and struggles. The dual-bladed saber of Darth Maul, a formidable Zabrak warrior, symbolizes his ruthless combat prowess and thirst for vengeance. Meanwhile, the fiery red blade of Kylo Ren, a conflicted scion of the Skywalker lineage, reflects his internal turmoil and desperate quest for identity in a galaxy torn by conflict.

In the grand tapestry of Star Wars lore, lightsabers transcend their physical form to become metaphors for the eternal battle between good and evil, light and darkness. They are not just weapons of war but emblems of aspiration, courage, and the enduring legacy of the Jedi Order.

With each clash of blades, each hum of ignition, and each poignant duel, lightsabers continue to be the pulsating heart of the Star Wars saga, reminding us of the timeless themes of heroism, redemption, and the unbreakable bond between master and apprentice in a galaxy teeming with wonders and perils.

“Star Wars” Legacy Lightsabers at Disney

When The Walt Disney Company announced a plan to bring the vast and intriguing Star Wars universe to its theme parks, the first question on everyone’s minds was, “Will there be lightsabers?” The definitive answer was a resounding “yes!” And boy, have we seen a flurry of sabers at Galaxy’s Edge since its opening at Disneyland and Walt Disney World.

The Cal Kestis lightsaber hilt laying on a brown background.
Credit: Disney Parks Blog

Guests can build their own version of the iconic weapon system in a lightsaber forge at Savi’s Workshop and pick from many of the famed, and now collectible character designs around the park.

Whether you’re a Jedi Knight or a Sith Lord, collecting saber hilts once owned by Darth Vader, Obi Wan Kenobi, and Luke Skywalker is all part of the authentic Disney Park experience now. Accompanied with a lightsaber blade, and you’re ready to down youngling in the Jedi Council building with Anakin Skywalker/ Darth Vader’s saber or you can take on Palpatine before losing a hand as Mace Windu.

If Dok Ondar’s isn’t your jam, Disney also sells complete sets known as their Black Series, which feature popular character designs like Ahsoka Tano, Darth Sidious, Kylo Ren, and more. Each replica saber feels heavy in the hand, is made from durable materials, and gives an authentic Star Wars feel to anyone who wields one.

A New Lightsaber Comes to “Star Wars”

Disney doesn’t waste an opportunity to utilize their lightsaber collection to promote special shows and Star Wars events. We’ve seen collections drop to pay homage to Ahsoka, which dropped on Disney+ last year, and several other new Star Wars shows.

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However, although Disney did introduce an actual retracting lightsaber on its now failed Galactic Starcruiser, the newest design introduced to a galaxy far, far away will likely never make its way into the parks.

To promote their newest Disney+ Star Wars epic, The Acolyte, fans have been treated to short trailers for weeks. The newest Disney+ show releases in June, but fans of the intergalactic saga were quick to point out a brand new lightsaber design unlike anything we’ve ever seen. The only problem is that owning one that looks authentic is probably a pipedream due to its unrealistic nature.

A group of people celebrating with brightly colored Lightsabers in a dimly lit, sci-fi themed setting, evoking a Galaxy's Edge ritual.
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Shared here by @discussingfilm on X, formerly Twitter, we get a quick glance at the new “Whip Lightsaber” in Star Wars. Unlike most of the canonized material so far, this saber concept likely won’t be found on shelves as a Force Fx Lightsaber. At least not in the sense that we’re used to.

The mechanics and physics of a “Whip Lightsaber” seem impossible, but it is Star Wars. But for retailers in the real world, one not so far away, a new toy or collectible doesn’t seem to be in the future.

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“The Acolyte”

In the expansive tapestry of the Star Wars galaxy, The Acolyte emerges as a beacon of intrigue and anticipation among fans. Positioned within the High Republic era, this upcoming series promises to illuminate the enigmatic facets of the Jedi Order, unraveling shadowy secrets and confronting sinister forces that lurk within the depths of this ancient institution.

Under the creative guidance of showrunner Leslye Headland, known for her work on the critically acclaimed “Russian Doll,” and with Kathleen Kennedy, the esteemed executive producer of the Star Wars franchise, at the helm, The Acolyte stands as a testament to the commitment to crafting compelling narratives within the Star Wars universe.

Logo for The Acolyte with a red lightsaber
Credit: Inside the Magic

As the narrative unfolds, viewers will be introduced to a diverse array of characters, each poised to leave a lasting impact on the Star Wars mythos.

Master Indara, a respected Jedi figure known for her wisdom and unwavering dedication to the Jedi way, and Mother Aniseya, a mysterious and powerful presence within the Order, are among the intriguing personas set to grace the screen, offering audiences fresh perspectives on the intricacies of the Force and the moral complexities faced by Jedi Knights.

With its upcoming premiere on Disney+, The Acolyte has ignited a fervor of anticipation and speculation within the Star Wars community. As fans eagerly await the opportunity to immerse themselves in this new chapter of the saga, the series promises to deliver a captivating exploration of the untold stories and uncharted territories within the Star Wars universe, enriching the tapestry of lore that has captivated audiences for generations.

Fans can catch The Acolyte and its new “Whip Saber” when the show premieres on Disney+ on June 4.

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