The construction of a Jedi’s lightsaber has long been a rite of passage within the order. It is the second of three Jedi Trials that Padawans must face. As Star Wars fans often do, they can take the smallest bit of information and use it to create theories. Through leaked gameplay of the upcoming Electronic Arts game Battlefront II, it is believed that Rey may have a new lightsaber. It should be noted that the footage is from an unfinished pre-alpha version of the game and some aspects are not finalized and may be changed by the time the game is released later this year.
The lightsaber Rey is using in the game appears to have a much different hilt than the weapon she returned to Luke Skywalker at the end of The Force Awakens. That lightsaber is the one that Luke lost (along with his hand) during his duel with Darth Vader in Cloud City. The one Rey uses in the game has a hilt that more closely resembles Luke's lightsaber from Return of the Jedi. Where did Rey get this new laser sword from? Could she have built it herself? Possible, if not likely, that she indeed constructed her own lightsaber.
In the trailer for The Last Jedi, we see Rey practicing with a lightsaber, so it’s safe to assume she convinces Luke to train her in the ways of the Jedi, and if that proves true, construction of a lightsaber is definitely part of that process.
For many fans (myself included) learning what the construction of a lightsaber entails, is something we have all wanted to see for quite a long time. To see Rey build her own lightsaber under the tutelage of Luke would be some much appreciated fan service. In a deleted scene from Return of the Jedi, we see Luke, sort of putting the finishing touches on his lightsaber, though he may actually just be adjusting it; nonetheless, this is the closest thing we have seen (in the films anyway) as to how a lightsaber is built.
What do you all make of this, oh, and what color is Rey’s lightsaber in the distant shot in The Last Jedi trailer?
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