Legacy Lightsabers from Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge: Everything You Need To Know
Legacy lightsabers are realistic, character lightsabers available exclusively at Dok-Ondar’s Den of Antiquities. The store is located inside Star War Galaxy’s Edge, the ‘Star Wars Land’ at Disneyland and Walt Disney World. The lightsabers turn up on eBay [affiliate link] and other secondary markets as well, typically at a markup from the price inside the park.
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What’s Included with Legacy Lightsabers?
Standard Legacy Lightsabers
Standard legacy lightsabers include a gray plastic cargo box or white plastic cargo box with a Star Wars character’s lightsaber on the inside. The box exterior features an emblem denoting the character’s affiliation/allegiance. The backdrop color of the emblem matches the blade color of the character. For example, the Darth Vader lightsaber box features the Imperial emblem with a red backdrop.
Although each lightsaber includes batteries, the hilt will not activate or function without a blade. The Savi’s Workshop lightsaber hilt makes an electric-sounding ‘misfire’ noise if the blade is not attached, but legacy lightsabers don’t make any sound at all.
Note that generally the Galaxy’s Edge lightsaber blade is sold separately from the lightsaber hilt. The only exception is the Darksaber legacy legacy lightsaber. The Darksaber includes the specialized flat blade inside the box. Although the lightsaber will not work without a blade, the stand-alone hilt makes an attractive display piece or belt hanger for cosplay.
The Ahsoka Tano Star Wars Rebels legacy lightsaber set and the Ahsoka Tano Star Wars The Clone Wars legacy lightsaber set each includes two lightsabers inside the box. Other standard legacy lightsabers include one lightsaber inside the box.
How Many Legacy Lightsabers Are There?
As of late 2022, Disney has released 23 Standard legacy lightsaber sets, 4 Limited Edition legacy lightsaber sets, and 4 Collectible legacy lightsaber sets. Some hilt designs overlap across the different categories. We’ll explain the differences among the categories below.
Standard Legacy Lightsabers
Since 2019, Disney has released 23 different standard legacy lightsaber sets, two of which are actually pairs of two lightsabers. Disney continues to periodically add new lightsaber designs to the product lineup. In October 2020, Disney announced that as new lightsabers are released, “some previously released lightsabers will be retired”. After Disney retires the designs into the proverbial Disney Vault, it’s possible if not likely that the company will re-release the design at some point in the future.
Disney plans to release the Qui-Gon Jinn Legacy Lightsaber and Plo Koon Legacy Lightsaber soon, most likely in late 2022 or in 2023.
Limited Edition Sets
Disney has released 4 different Limited Edition Legacy Lightsaber Sets. Limited Edition Sets bundle multiple legacy lightsaber hilts together into a wooden box with a metal latch. When you open the lid, the box plays Star Wars music. Several boxes play a version of John Williams’ The Force Theme. Each Limited Edition set is individually numbered and limited to 2000 to 3000 units, depending on the set. Blade is sold separately.
• Obi-Wan Kenobi Legacy Lightsaber Limited Edition Box Set
• Ahsoka Tano Legacy Lightsaber Limited Edition Set
• Jedi Temple Guard Lightsaber Hilt Set
• Skywalker Legacy Lightsaber Set
Disney has released 4 different Collectible Legacy Lightsaber Sets. Unlike standard sets, Collectible Sets DO NOT come in a plastic box. Collectible Sets come in a long cardboard box and bundles a single legacy lightsaber hilt with a blade, vertical stand, and belt clip for wearing the hilt.
• Obi-Wan Kenobi Legacy Lightsaber Collectible Set (inspired by Obi-Wan series) 2022 release
• Darth Vader Legacy Lightsaber Collectible Set
• Mace Windu Legacy Lightsaber Collectible Set
• Skywalker Legacy Lightsaber Collectible Set
All of the Legacy Lightsabers: A Complete List
See the List of Legacy Lightsabers for a legacy lightsaber checklist as of late 2022 that includes: Standard sets, Limited Edition sets and Collectible sets.
Galaxy’s Edge Lightsaber Blades for Legacy Lightsabers
In order for a legacy lightsaber to work, a user attaches a specialized Galaxy’s Edge lightsaber blade to the hilt. After attaching the blade to the lightsaber hilt, the individual can activate the lightsaber. Once the legacy lightsaber is activated, the blade will illuminate and the individual can swing the lightsaber around to make humming, swinging, and clash sounds. The blades feature a Flash on Clash visual effect as well.
Galaxy’s Edge Lightsaber Blade Colors
The Galaxy’s Edge lightsaber blade is capable of illuminating in one of six different colors: red, blue, green, purple, yellow, or white. The blade color is pre-programmed into the legacy lightsaber hilt in order to match the suitable blade color for the character. For example, the Darth Vader legacy lightsaber will only illuminate red and the Mace Windu lightsaber will only illuminate purple. The Ahsoka Tano Legacy Lightsaber Set of 2 (The Clone Wars) may illuminate blue or green (it is the only color changing legacy lightsaber, as of 2022).
Galaxy’s Edge Lightsaber Blade Lengths
Dok-Ondar’s Den of Antiquities sells two Galaxy’s Edge lightsaber blade lengths: 26 inches or 36 inches. The 36 inch blade is a full length blade. The 26 inch blade may make lightsaber maneuvering easier for children or individuals with limited space. Elsewhere in Galaxy’s Edge, the Savi’s Workshop lightsaber includes a 31 inch blade. The Savi’s Workshop lightsaber blade is compatible with legacy lightsabers. So if you already have a Savi’s Workshop lightsaber, then you don’t need to buy an additional blade for your legacy lightsaber.
Custom Blades Compatible with Legacy Lightsabers
The vast majority of custom lightsaber blades (i.e. fan made/unlicensed blades) from custom saber companies DO NOT work with any Galaxy’s Edge lightsabers. An extremely rare exception is the custom JaymoosPlayground Savi’s Workshop/legacy lightsaber compatible blade.
Legacy Lightsaber Connectors/Couplers
Most legacy lightsabers do not include couplers. Generally if the lightsaber isn’t a saberstaff onscreen in Star Wars, then Galaxy’s Edge doesn’t include a coupler with the hilt.
A few hilts include a coupler. If the hilt includes one, the coupler is situated inside the the legacy lightsaber box under the plastic tray under the lightsaber hilt. The Darth Maul legacy lightsaber (TPM) and Maul Shadow legacy lightsaber include a coupler. You can purchase two Darth Maul legacy lightsabers or one Darth Maul legacy lightsaber and one Maul Shadow legacy lightsaber and combine the hilts together to form a saberstaff. The curved-hilt Asajj Ventress legacy lightsaber also includes a coupler for combining two of the curved Ventress hilts together.
The couplers are not compatible with other legacy lightsabers so you won’t be able to weirdly combine a Darth Maul lightsaber with an Obi-Wan Kenobi lightsaber. (Why would you want to do that, anyway?!)
Replacement Legacy Lightsaber Coupler
Galaxy’s Edge does not sell replacement couplers. To unhelpfully quote Obi-Wan Kenobi, “Next time, try not to lose it.” If you do lose your coupler you may be able to find a replacement on eBay or other secondary marketplaces, but availability varies. If the legacy lightsaber has been discontinued, sourcing a replacement coupler may be expensive and challenging.
Custom Coupler for Jedi Temple Guard Lightsaber
Etsy seller Order66Studios (formerly known as JawaCargoHold) offers STL design files for fan-made, custom 3D printed couplers. The couplers are specifically designed for the Jedi Temple Guard legacy lightsaber. The seller offers both folding and non-folding designs.
Legacy Lightsabers and Galaxy’s Edge Kyber Crystals
Although Dok Ondar’s Den of Antiquities sells a wide selection of kyber crystals, the kyber crystals DO NOT work with legacy lightsabers. Kyber crystals only work with Savi’s Workshop lightsabers and with Galaxy’s Edge Jedi and Sith holocrons. Even though a kyber crystal doesn’t function with a legacy lightsaber, the crystal makes a fine display piece next to a lightsaber hilt on the shelf.
Note that although the Maul Shadow legacy lightsaber features a crystal chamber with an embedded kyber crystal, the kyber crystal is for decoration only and is NOT removable from the hilt.
Legacy Lightsaber Stands, Bags and Accessories
Dok Ondar’s Den of Antiquities sells several additional accessories for legacy lightsabers. The store sells a carrying bag with a strap for the hilt and blade, a belt clip for wearing the hilt, and a lightsaber stand for displaying the lightsaber hilt without the blade. The store also sells costuming items like Jedi robes and other complementary items like holocrons.
Many Star Wars fans, especially on Etsy, offer custom lightsabers stands, bags and accessories that work with legacy lightsabers as well.