Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge - Purchasing Extra Scrap Metal at Savi's Workshop

Tuesday, June 25, 2019
Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge - Purchasing Extra

It seems as each day goes by I learn something new about Galaxy's Edge! Earlier this afternoon an insider revealed to me that "Scrap Metal" (aka lightsaber parts) is currently being sold separately from all four lightsaber sets (pictured below) at Savi's Workshop - Handbuilt Lightsabers for $20 a piece (this does not include the chassis).


Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge - Purchasing Extra
(Pictured left to right: Power & Control, Elemental Nature, Protection & Defense, Peace & Justice)

Apparently you don't need the required reservation to build a lightsaber to purchase extra scrap metal. If the cashiers (or Gatherers) don't know what you're talking about, request to speak to a manager. That is what this particular individual did and the manager told them to spread the word and that the pieces would be for sale until further notice.


Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge - Purchasing Extra

Pictured above is a receipt showcasing the charge for two extra lightsaber pieces during one of the trips this individual made. I would suggest that if this interests you at all, to get on it quick because there is no telling how long this will be allowed for. With Galaxy's Edge already going through some changes and being sold out of highly sought after items (kyber crystals anyone?), it would be better to be safe than sorry. There are also rumors that the overall price of building a lightsaber ($200) may go up.


Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge - Savi's Workshop | Anakin and His Angel

The manager also explained that for an initial build you can buy some out of your set pieces a la carte and they’ll give you the extra parts you replaced on your way out.

This will allow for even more options for your hilt as you can mix and match pieces from any set. Please let me know of your experience if you try this and email me pictures of your customized lightsaber!

If you missed it, I talked about my own lightsaber making experience at Savi's on this blog post.

Star Wars OOTD: We Are the Spark

Star Wars OOTD: We Are the Spark | Anakin and His Angel

What I Wore

T-Shirt: c/o The Colorful Geek
Wild Fable Skirt: Target (Similar)
Franco Sarto "Gili" Sandal: eBay
Choker: Target
Millennium Falcon Necklace: c/o The Love & Madness (eBay listing)

Star Wars OOTD: We Are the Spark | Anakin and His Angel

Star Wars OOTD: We Are the Spark | Anakin and His Angel

The Colorful Geek is a fabulous small business owned by Elena. This brand provides a wide range of geeky clothing and accessories for male and female fans of Star Wars, Harry Potter, Game of Thrones and more. Elena surprised me by sending over several of her amazing Star Wars t-shirts to style and I'm excited to share this outfit with you today!


We are the spark that will light the fire that will burn the First Order down. - Poe Dameron

I'm primarily a Dark Side girl but that doesn't mean I don't like characters who stand up for what's right like Poe Dameron. In fact, this is one of my favorite quotes from The Last Jedi. It's so powerful and inspirational and I love having something to wear that represents this scene in the movie. The t-shirt is so incredibly comfortable and light enough to wear on warm days. I went for quite the Summer look and paired it with a hot pink corduroy skirt and white sandals. I felt comfortable and cute while at Disneyland California Adventure over the weekend. I don't normally wear skirts to the parks but it worked out and it kept me cool throughout the day. I even received a compliment on my outfit!


Star Wars OOTD: We Are the Spark | Anakin and His Angel

Star Wars OOTD: We Are the Spark | Anakin and His Angel

I really like the look of layered necklaces and I style them this way occasionally throughout the year. I thought this floral printed choker complimented the color of the skirt nicely and the delicate Millennium Falcon necklace seemed to fit right into the theme of this look. If you're wanting to try out necklace layering yourself, I would say to start experimenting with different pieces until you find something you like while keeping in mind that various lengths definitely help to create a nice contrast!

Tell me, what do you think of this geeky style? Be sure to follow The Colorful Geek on Instagram so you'll know when they come back from their break at the end of the month and to stay up-to-date on new products!

Disclaimer: This post was a collaboration with The Colorful Geek. All opinions are 100% my own.

Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge - Savi's Workshop

Wednesday, June 19, 2019
Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge - Savi's Workshop | Anakin and His Angel

During our first trip to Galaxy's Edge my husband, Jason, and I missed out on building our own lightsabers at Savi's Workshop - Handbuilt Lightsabers. We quickly learned that if this was something we wanted to do, that we needed to make it a priority to get in line as soon as we entered Batuu on our second visit and that is exactly what we did. We were really anxious to experience this unique activity together and I'm so thankful the Force was with us!


Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge - Savi's Workshop | Anakin and His Angel

Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge - Savi's Workshop | Anakin and His Angel

Savi's Workshop is located at Black Spire Outpost and is across from Ronto Roasters and next to Dok Ondar's Den of Antiquities. You'll know you're in the right place once you see a large blue banner with a unique lightsaber symbol hung on the building and several Gatherers (keepers of the Force) guarding the entrance.

Once you've made your way through to the line you'll be handed a green card which confirms your spot and group number. Only the people in your party who are building a lightsaber will need to hang onto this card. If you have a family member or friend who are with you and they wish to watch, that is fine! In fact, it is the only other way you're allowed inside Savi's Workshop. You cannot simply walk in and wander around. Just keep in mind that each lightsaber builder can bring only one guest (this is what I've been told, I am not sure if it will change or if they will be lenient for say, two parents and a child) and at least one of the guests must be fourteen years old.


Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge - Savi's Workshop | Anakin and His Angel

Soon after, the next Gatherer (Cast Member) will come around and offer those with green cards another that represents the theme of the lightsaber you have chosen. The themes are: Power and Control, Peace and Justice, Elemental Nature, and Protection and Defense (you can see the pieces that are available with each theme here). There are charts available that display the components for each theme as well as a cart with drawers that contain all of the pieces to browse in person near the check-out area. I chose "Power and Control" and Jason decided on "Peace and Justice". Are you surprised?


Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge - Savi's Workshop | Anakin and His Angel

Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge - Savi's Workshop | Anakin and His Angel

Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge - Savi's Workshop | Anakin and His Angel

Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge - Savi's Workshop | Anakin and His Angel

Like the rest of Batuu, there's a lot to observe while in line. You'll also find a fun photo op! Neither of us could resist hopping on the speeder for a photo especially since we didn't know when we'd make another trip to Savi's. I'm sure overtime new themes will be added which will probably warrant for another lightsaber building session, especially since the pieces are interchangeable!


Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge - Savi's Workshop | Anakin and His Angel

Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge - Savi's Workshop | Anakin and His Angel
(Left: Power and Control | Right: Peace and Justice)

Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge - Savi's Workshop | Anakin and His Angel

Once you reach the check-out area, you will turn in both of the cards you've been holding onto. Each lightsaber making experience is $200.00 before tax (Annual Passholder Discount not accepted) and includes all the parts necessary to construct a full lightsaber as well an enamel pin (which represents the theme of your lightsaber) and a padded carrying bag that you can wear over your shoulder (this will be given to you after the lightsaber making process is complete).

After paying, you will be given a time to return to get in line for the ultimate Star Wars fan experience! We were told to return in thirty minutes but I'm sure this can vary. You will also be asked to wear your pin in a visible area so that once you're inside, the Gatherers will know which lightsaber pieces to give to you.


Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge - Savi's Workshop | Anakin and His Angel

Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge - Savi's Workshop | Anakin and His Angel

Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge - Savi's Workshop | Anakin and His Angel

When the time comes for your appointment, you will be guided into a large workshop with fourteen other anxious fans and instructed where to stand at the circular table. You'll find a place for your kyber crystal and lightsaber hilt in front of you. The experience begins with an instructor explaining to you what is about to happen and the meaning behind it along with familiar Star Wars themes playing in the background. You may even hear a certain Jedi Master speaking to you at one point! This is the one part of Galaxy's Edge that made me teary-eyed. It was both an exciting and emotional experience and one I'll never forget.


Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge - Savi's Workshop | Anakin and His Angel

Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge - Savi's Workshop | Anakin and His Angel

Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge - Savi's Workshop | Anakin and His Angel

Choosing a kyber crystal is the first step in constructing your lightsaber. Jason chose green because he was hoping it would sound like the Jedi lightsaber that Luke constructed (which it did!). When I chose red, the assistant made a remark about my choice and implied he'd be keeping his eye on me. The colors you can choose from are: Red, Blue, Green and Purple. If you were hoping for more options, you can actually purchase additional kyber crystals for $12.99 (before the Annual Passholder discount) at Dok Ondar's Den of Antiquities. But I'll be saving that for a new Galaxy's Edge merchandise post.


Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge - Savi's Workshop | Anakin and His Angel

Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge - Savi's Workshop | Anakin and His Angel

Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge - Savi's Workshop | Anakin and His Angel

Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge - Savi's Workshop | Anakin and His Angel

Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge - Savi's Workshop | Anakin and His Angel
(Top: Peace and Justice | Bottom: Power and Control)

Having the ability to choose from a tray of various lightsaber pieces (this includes: Sleeves, Emitters, Pommel caps and Switches) to complete your hilt was such an incredible feeling. The first time you get to touch the pieces and feel the weight of them is honestly astounding! This isn't some lightsaber you pick up from the toy aisle. The pieces are made of metal and once they're all in place, you've got yourself one heavy duty Force user weapon!

If placing the pieces together is difficult, don't hesitate to ask for assistance. Be sure to speak up if something doesn't seem right or if you notice any imperfections on the pieces as well! You're paying $200 for this lightsaber, so you should be happy with the product you're getting. At one point Jason noticed that the speaker in his chassis was not working properly and they swapped it out for a new one. I myself found a piece with an imperfection on it and they quickly replaced it for me.


Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge - Savi's Workshop | Anakin and His Angel

Every little detail from inserting the kyber crystal and seeing it react and glow to igniting your lightsaber for the first time was, as everyone has described, a completely immersive experience. Even the sound of the lightsaber varies depending on what color kyber crystal you have chosen (we would recommend replacing the three AAA batteries with new ones, preferably lithium ion, to get the best sound). It's like the first time you've ever held a lightsaber as a kid - it was probably made out of plastic but it transported you to another world and you were in awe.


Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge - Savi's Workshop | Anakin and His Angel

These lightsabers are durable enough to engage in a moderate duel and create that iconic green flash when hit against each other. We absolutely love this feature and were so surprised by it when we first used them. If you notice that your blade gets scratched, take a small amount of Goo Gone and apply it to a microfiber cloth. Gently rub the blade and it'll remove them completely. Good as new!

If you're interested in seeing more of our experience at Savi's, please watch our Galaxy's Edge vlog below.



If you haven't yet built your own lightsaber, are you planning to at some point? Let me know and please drop any questions you might have in a comment below!