Recently an article named Walt Disney Imagineering as a “Best Workplace for Innovators” and in the article it highlighted recent work by their Imagineers. One of the excited pieces- which was quick- was a shot of Imaginneer wielding a retractable lightsaber.
Right around the 43-second park, pause the video. A blue “real” lightsaber — the ubiquitous “Heroes’” blade wielded by Anakin, Luke, Rey, and Ben — extends.
The video and article focused a lot on the Imagineering that went into Galaxy’s Edge.
- The Millennium Falcon at Galaxy’s Edge;
- Hondo Ohnaka animatronic from Smugglers Run;
- Stormtrooper animatronics, AT-ATs and trackless vehicles from Rise of the Resistance;
- And, of course, Luke’s lightsaber.
Check out the video to see the amazing work Imagineers are doing.