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    Mr.TomMorrow
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    Has anyone built a custom light saber and boarded a plane home with it? We are traveling in a few months and I was wondering how the airlines might restrict boarding with the light sabers from Savi’s workshop. I know I could just use a Jedi mind trick on them but just in case they don’t fall for that…….

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    Nascfan
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    @starbee has one. I’m sure she took it on the plane with her…..

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    starbee
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    Has anyone built a custom light saber and boarded a plane home with it? We are traveling in a few months and I was wondering how the airlines might restrict boarding with the light sabers from Savi’s workshop. I know I could just use a Jedi mind trick on them but just in case they don’t fall for that…….

    My husband and I built a custom light saber at Savi’s Workshop in October. I had read blog posts before I did so of people traveling home with the saber as their carry-on. Eventually I will finish my review post for D-Cot but when you build the light saber you are given a sheath to store and carry it in. That’s how people were taking them as a carry on for their flights. I don’t trust other people so we did not take ours on the plane because although the sheath is padded, I didn’t want someone else’s luggage or carelessness breaking my saber in either the overhead bins or my checked bag. Instead we disassembled our sabers and put the hilt in the sheath and packed those in our checked baggage. The blades we then shipped from our resort to our home. They arrived home before we did LOL we watched the resort package the blades very carefully and they arrived home safely. Shipping 2 blades from Old Key West Resort to Oklahoma cost $15. Well worth it! The hilts survived in our checked baggage. If you’re not staying at a resort, you can also ship items home from the parks. They just need to see your receipt for the item you purchased.

    The bigger issue we faced that we didn’t even think about prior to building the sabers was not being able to take them on rides. They did not allow anyone with a light saber to enter the queue for Rock n Roller Coaster, they had to be left with a non rider who stayed outside. On the Tower of Terror they ask that you put them on the floor which made me nervous that someone would step on them since they’re so long they invade the floor space of other guests. So, unless you ship them immediately after buying them, I would suggest you make them closer to the end of the day before you leave the park so you’re not carrying them around all day and missing out on rides. Plus, I love the pictures I have with my light saber in the dark at Galaxy’s Edge! :rey:

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    Mr.TomMorrow
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    That’s very helpful information Starbee! I did read that you could have them either left at guest relations (or some other location) at the front of the park so you can pick it up on your way out. You could also have it sent back to your room. Either way we will want to play with them and take some photos before we part with them. I think we will end up sending them back to our rooms and then shipping them to our un-home :cheshire:

    I know this is a very subjective question, but was the experience worth it? I have set up reservations for my kids and I to build some sabers as I read they are very high quality. Can my kids have lightsaber duels? Will it break the blades? I don’t mean for them to get after it but just wave them around and make light contact. I am thinking that we could break them out when watching the movies and maybe do a killer Star Wars halloween with them. I think they would get a lot out of the memory from this experience, although I am on the fence about buying one myself as I am afraid it will collect a lot of dust.

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    jamiedawn27
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    we have decided to do ONE for our family of five and then buy some extra light crystals (or whatever) to change it later at home if we want. $200 is a lot (@starbee says it is worth it) but I can’t see buying 3 so we all get the experience. my younger two will just have to cruise around with me instead…maybe a baby yoda will be enough to make them happy? ;)

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    I sat in Savi’s for a few days (and many hours lol) during SWGE opening and got to see how each Kembe delivered their show. I definitely had favorites and wondering how you liked yours?


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    That’s very helpful information Starbee! I did read that you could have them either left at guest relations (or some other location) at the front of the park so you can pick it up on your way out. You could also have it sent back to your room.

    We had a bad experience with having something sent to our room in the past, so we have never done it again. I didn’t know about Guest Relations! Thanks for the input :)

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    I know this is a very subjective question, but was the experience worth it? I have set up reservations for my kids and I to build some sabers as I read they are very high quality. Can my kids have lightsaber duels? Will it break the blades? I don’t mean for them to get after it but just wave them around and make light contact. I am thinking that we could break them out when watching the movies and maybe do a killer Star Wars halloween with them. I think they would get a lot out of the memory from this experience, although I am on the fence about buying one myself as I am afraid it will collect a lot of dust.

    I definitely think they are high quality. The hilts are very heavy and detailed and the blades look real. You can also tell them apart from the pre-made sabers. I think they could make light contact and be fine, my husband and I did that for pictures in SWGE and it was okay. We also wanted to see if it would make a noise on contact (it didn’t). I think the experience is a huge part of it, I never would have bought one off the shelf. It felt very personal and memorable. I can see why you would be on the fence, I was too wondering what we would do with two of them. I use mine for cosplay but I have a friend who displays hers on the wall – looks awesome!

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    If you are a big Star Wars fan I think it’s worth it. If you didn’t grow up wishing you had a light saber and wondering how it worked, maybe not so much. I do concede though that $200 isn’t cheap, it’s not like we all have that money to cough up at any given moment, but I think for what you get it makes sense. The sabers at Tatooine Traders are $20 for a reason.

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    I sat in Savi’s for a few days (and many hours lol) during SWGE opening and got to see how each Kembe delivered their show. I definitely had favorites and wondering how you liked yours?

    I thought ours was awesome! He spoke in a way that didn’t feel or sound scripted, and his voice was very strong and regal if that makes any sense. He was a good storyteller, it felt very real, not like an act.

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