Disney's Galaxy's Edge: How to Choose the Perfect Lightsaber For You Pt.1
I assume that if you are making a trip to Galaxy’s Edge in Disney’s Hollywood Studios or Disneyland, you probably want to build your own custom lightsaber. If you are someone like me, you overthink these types of things and run through different scenarios of what your ultimate lightsaber would be. You might wonder what color kyber crystal best represents you. This series of articles is to help you to decide what lightsaber and kyber crystal best fits you as a Jedi Knight!
For those who don’t know, at the heart of every lightsaber is a kyber crystal. This element is connected to a Jedi Knight through the Force. The color of the crystal isn’t necessarily chosen by the Jedi, but the crystal best represents the Jedi’s relationship with the Force. Let me go through each of the kyber crystals available at Galaxy’s Edge and explain the meaning behind them.
*Each kyber crystal color I go through is all of the crystals that are available at Galaxy’s Edge. I do not talk about any colors that come from anything outside of canon like comic books or video games.
Blue – This is one of the most common colors to come from a lightsaber. Some traits that come with this colored lightsaber are bravery and righteousness. The typical Jedi that uses it are guardians of the light side and are highly skilled warriors. Some characters you may notice in the Star Wars universe who wields a blue lightsaber are; Anakin Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Kanan Jarrus, Ben Solo, Rey, etc.
Red – This is the other most common of colors to come from a lightsaber. This color usually represents evil and power. Usually used by Sith and Dark Jedi, these lightsabers are typically used for treachery and violence amongst the galaxy. In canon, the way red is brought out of a kyber crystal is by “bleeding” it from the suffering they have faced. Some famous users of this colored saber are; Darth Vader, Kylo Ren, Darth Sidious, Count Dooku, Darth Maul, etc.
Green – This is my personal favorite lightsaber color. This color typically represents the Force and combat when necessary. Wielders of this lightsaber usually prefer meditation and negotiation to combat, yet they have a strong connection with the Force. Famous Jedi you may recognize who uses this color lightsaber are; Luke Skywalker, Yoda, Qui-Gon Jinn, Ahsoka Tano, etc.
Purple – This is one of the more exclusive lightsaber colors and is typically used only by some of the most powerful Jedi to exist. With this color lightsaber, it usually is wielded by a Jedi that uses both light and dark side techniques. This makes for a very aggressive and offensive lightsaber style. A notable Jedi that uses this color is Mace Windu.
These next two that I am about to mention are only available at Dok-Ondar’s, a merchandise shop located in Galaxy’s Edge. They are not available when building your own lightsaber in Savi’s Workshop.
Yellow – The Yellow lightsaber is typically wielded by Jedi Temple guards. Not much is known about this particular kyber color (although it does look cool). Whether these lightsabers are yellow because the crystal chooses the temple guards or if it is yellow to distinguish the guards, it is unknown.
White – The most recent example of a white lightsaber being wielded in canon is Ahsoka Tano. She gained the crystals from an Inquisitor she killed while in hiding during the fall of the Jedi Order. The crystals originally had been bled and emitted a red blade (like what we talked about for the red lightsabers), But Ahsoka used the Force in order to restore the crystals to a white color. The white also represented that she was not affiliated with the dark side or the light side.
Stay tuned next week for part 2!