Okay, I’m probably going to talk about this on my Stonemaier Games blog soon, but I’m just so giddy with excitement that I have to share this video here too.
Some context: Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge recently opened at Disneyland. The Westworld-style full immersion area isn’t available yet, but the Millennium Falcon ride/game, several restaurants, and the various stores are ready.
I’ve been watching videos about all of them, but one in particular really blew me away. It’s 10 minutes of people building their own lightsabers. They’re not “real” lightsabers, but they’re mostly made out of metal, and each one is unique based on components you choose.
I’d highly recommend watching the video if you like Star Wars, but a quick summary is that the host introduced you to lore about the lightsabers at the beginning and throughout. They talk to you as if you are really in the Star Wars universe. You pick your crystal color and a combination of 6 different parts. Then there’s the magical moment at the end where the sabers come to life.
In my opinion, the entire presentation is incredibly well done. I love the immersion, the high-quality components (as far as I can tell), and the intimacy of it all. It costs $200, but I would be awfully tempted to participate if/when I go to Galaxy’s Edge.
Would you build a lightsaber if you went to Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge? Is the wand-selection process at the Harry Potter world anything like this?