Star Wars has revealed a more detailed look at Rey's yellow bladed lightsaber from The Rise of Skywalker. The Jedi's new weapon from the end of that film was a big talking point last winter. There have been all sorts of discussion online about if it is the new version of her staff or if it was double-bladed. Well, Star Wars: The Lightsaber Collection gives fans a much clearer look at Rey's new tool in color pictures from the book (courtesy StarWarsNewsNet). The passage clarifies that her new weapon absolutely takes its look and feel from the staff and was used to create it. As well as some other details indicating that the armor is there for durability. And detailing how that rotating gear as ignition switch functions.
When it comes to The Rise of Skywalker, Lucasfilm's creative art manager Phil Szostak said that there were plans for Rey's assembly of the blade to be a running plot throughout the film. "The lightsaber was going to be in more than just one shot at the end," Szostak told a fan. "There was going to be a subplot throughout the film showing Rey working on it at her bench, using the Jedi texts as a guide."
In the official novelization of the movie by Rae Carson wrote, “She eyed the unfinished lightsaber on her workbench. It wasn't ready yet, and the one she'd painstakingly repaired — Luke's — didn't belong to her. So her quarterstaff would have to suffice as a weapon. Which was just fine. It had served her well on Jakku for years. In fact, someday, once she had mastered this lightsaber-building business, she might design one that felt more like a quarterstaff in her hand. Familiar and hefty. Two business ends. Maybe with a hinge in the middle for portability.”
Here’s how Lucasfilm describes the upcoming book:
"Star Wars: The Lightsaber Collection is a comprehensive visual guide exploring the iconic and legendary lightsabers found within the Star Wars galaxy, featuring fan-favorite hilts from the Skywalker saga Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Star Wars Rebels, comics, novels, and video games.
- Own the definitive lightsaber guide. This book features the hilts of characters such as Darth Vader, Darth Maul, Yoda, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Mace Windu, Luke Skywalker, Leia Organa, Kylo Ren, Rey, Ahsoka Tano, and more. Learn about the creation and history of lightsabers from all of Star Wars, including Darth Maul's double-bladed saber and the Darksaber.
- Discover never before seen art and illustrations. Featuring photo-realistic renders of lightsabers from Star Wars animation and comics, including Ezra Bridger's blaster-saber hybrid, the Grand Inquisitor's spinning blades, and a new lightsaber form The High Republic, this book is a must-have for Star Wars fans."
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