Thursday, December 3, 2015

#30DaystoTFA: 15 Days Left, "An elegant weapon for a more civilized age."

Eeep! In two weeks I will be seeing Star Wars Episode VII!!! And perhaps we will learn how Anakin's lightsaber was salvaged from the bowels of Cloud City!

Lightsabers are the weapons of the Jedi. Powered by kyber crystals from the ice planet Ilum, younglings are sent to harvest their crystals as part of their Jedi training. The Clone Wars episode The Gathering (season 5, episode 6) depicts this rite of passage as Ahsoka escorts a group of younglings on their quest. In gathering their crystals, younglings learn not only how to build their lightsabers, but about themselves, their strengths and their weaknesses, and how to work together.

Most lightsaber blades are blue or green. Some are yellow or purple. Sith blades are usually red, due to the synthetic crystals they use.

My most favorite lightsabers are those of Mace Windu and Luke Skywalker. I love Mace Windu's purple blade and Luke's RotJ hilt! I have three lightsabers of my own: an Ultimate FX Luke Skywalker lightsaber, an Ultimate FX Yoda lightsaber I won from Legion of Leia's Clone Wars contest, and a double-bladed purple lightsaber I built at Tatooine Traders in Disney Hollywood Studios.

#30DaystoTFA is a hashtag created by Amy Ratcliffe, to share favorite Star Wars items, videos, quotes, photos, and memories as we count down the days until December 18th, 2015. Her blog is Geek With Curves.

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