Jedi Temple Guard Legacy Lightsaber Hilt Review | Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge
The Jedi Temple Guard legacy lightsaber hilt is exclusively available at Dok-Ondar’s Den of Antiquities at Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland and Disney World. Many individuals are selling legacy lightsabers secondhand on eBay [affiliate link] in other secondary markets as well.
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First, let’s check out the box. Each of the legacy lightsabers come in a dark gray, hardshell plastic box. The box looks like something you’d find in the cargo hold of a Star Wars ship. The top of the box features the Death Star corridor pattern and either end is shaped a bit like a TIE fighter wing.
The bright logo area on the front of the box helps distinguish one legacy lightsaber hilt design from another. The background color corresponds to the lightsaber blade color of the hilt and the logo aligns with the allegiance of the character. The Jedi Temple Guard legacy lightsaber hilt features a Jedi Temple Guard Crest set to a yellow backdrop.
The user may open the box by pressing the bright logo, which unlatches the lid from the base of the box. The Temple Guard lightsaber hilt is nested inside a black fabric-covered, injection molded plastic tray. The tray is molded to fit the specific hilt model, meaning a different model legacy lightsaber hilt may not easily fit in tray intended for the Temple Guard lightsaber. Overall, the box presents the hilt in a clean and classy way, allowing the user to store the lightsaber with the lid closed or put the hilt on display with the lid open.
Taking a closer look at the hilt itself, the hilt is an off-white color with a gold pattern. The design features some silver elements as well. The activation button is a bright and shiny metallic red color. Dok-Ondar’s Den sells hilts and blades separately, so if you purchase the Temple Guard lightsaber hilt by itself, then it’s just a display piece.
If you purchase a blade in addition to the hilt, then you can actually activate, spin, and maneuver the lightsaber. Galaxy’s Edge lightsabers use a universal blade system, meaning the same blade works with a Savi’s Workshop lightsaber and legacy lightsabers from Dok-Ondar’s Den of Antiquities.
If you need to a legacy lightsaber replacement blade, you would need to purchase the blade in person at Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge. Otherwise you would need to purchase the Galaxy’s Edge blade second hand somewhere like eBay. There are no custom lightsaber blades that are compatible with legacy lightsabers or Savi’s Workshop lightsabers.
Attaching the blade to the Jedi Temple Guard legacy lightsaber hilt is easy. Simply slide the blade into the hilt, twist the blade so it locks the blade inside the hilt, then activate the lightsaber. The Jedi Temple Guard lightsaber uses a yellow lightsaber blade. The blade features a few visual effects including a progressive ignition / saber scrolling effect and flash on clash. The lightsaber uses a series of sounds including: an ignition sound, retraction sound, idle hum, swing sounds, and clash sound (upon impact). Some of the sounds are a bit tinny.
The Jedi Temple Guard legacy lightsaber features a Covertec wheel near the pommel of the hilt so you’re able to wear the hilt. Dok-Ondar’s Den of Antiquities sells a belt clip compatible with the legacy lightsaber Covertec wheels. The Jedi Temple Guard legacy lightsaber Covertec wheel is a bit thicker than some custom Covertec wheels, so the hilt may not be able to attach to custom Covertec clips purchased outside of Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge.
The lightsaber hilt itself is about 10.5 inches long and a little more than 1.5 inches in diameter. The hilt is a bit shorter than some other hilts (many hilts are around 12 inches long). The Jedi Temple Guard lightsaber hilt, which is metal, has a nice, solid weight to it. The hilt weight about 1.5 pounds.
Can you connect two Jedi Temple Guard lightsaber hilts together to form a double-bladed saberstaff? Unfortunately, Disney DOES NOT offer a coupler for the Jedi Temple Guard lightsaber, which is a little odd because Disney DOES offer a coupler for the curved Asajj Ventress lightsaber. Go figure.
Etsy seller JawaCargoHold [affiliate link] developed their own custom 3D printed couplers for the Jedi Temple Guard legacy lightsaber. The seller offers both a folding coupler and and straight (non-folding) coupler. I have not purchased or used the JawaCargoHold coupler, so I can’t speaker to its quality, but feel free to take a look if you’re interested.
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The Jedi Temple Guard legacy lightsaber hilt, and all other legacy lightsabers, are available exclusively at Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland and Disney World. Some second hand sellers offer legacy lightsabers for purchase on eBay [affiliate link] as well.
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