Disney Has Made A "Real" Lightsaber, And It Looks Amazing


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Mashable—Disney's 'real' lightsaber isn't quite as cool as it looks. You've got to hand it to Disney. Despite a relative dearth of Star Wars content launched on May 4, which apparently we're still not tired of calling Star Wars Day, the company still managed to dominate the nerd news cycle with a single 13-second video.  The video in question is Disney Parks' tease of the Star Wars hotel opening in Disney World in 2022, the Galactic Starcruiser. We've written extensively about the Starcruiser experience, which over three nights will immerse you in a story about a...

TNW | Plugged—Disney finally made a retractable lightsaber that looks legit. Even for the most casual Star War fans like myself, the dream of one day owning a lightsaber that actually, you know, looks like a lightsaber is extremely alluring. Sure, existing lightsabers might look close to the real thing when all lit up, but the magic is really in the retractable blade. Meanwhile, existing retractable lightsabers tend to be cheap plastic things. But it seems Disney has finally done it. Behold: Woah. That looks legit. Sure, maybe it looks a little better on video than in...

CNET—Disney's real-life lightsaber looks incredible. Here's how it could work. The realistic Star Wars weapon will be part of Disney's new Galactic Starcruiser hotel at Disney World opening in 2022.