Creation of Obi-Wan Kenobi’s lightsaber on the Disney+ Star Wars show

Obi-Wan Kenobi looks at his sword.

Sad Ben and his lightsaber.
Image: lucasfilm

Few accessories define a franchise like lightsabers define star wars. So when you do a new star wars To displayadditional special attention should be paid at stylish weapons—aand Disney+ Obi Wan Kenobi was no exception.

star wars fans have seen Obi-Wan Kenobi’s lightsaber beforehe shows (in Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith) and after the show (in Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope), so it was up to the show’s props team to not just grab the Episode III saber or Episode IV saber. It had to be somewhere between.

“His lightsaber was the trickiest thing we had to figure out,” propmaster Brad Elliott said the official star wars website. “The Revenge of the Sith the saber is smaller, brighter and differs in many other details from the A new hope saber that Alec Guinness carried.

To find a balance between the two, Elliott looked at the story and the character. “Kenobi comes from the loss of the war, the fall of the Jedi Order and the loss of his best friend and Padawan,” he said. “He carries the weight of his past, so his saber comes largely from that past.” This is why the handle in the show is closer to the handle of Episode IIIbut with an upgraded transmitter it looked more like the Episode IV saber. The team has also aged it looked like he had been buried in the desert for a decade, as the show dictated. And There you go. You have a saber that fits perfectly into Obi-Wan Kenobi.

Quite a fascinating story, we think, and just one of several you can read on the official website. star wars website. In addition to the lightsaber, Elliott talks about Obi-Wan’s macrobinoculars, holoprojector and datapad, as well as the one Model of T-16 skyhopper that he gifts to Luke, who is later seen in A new hope. Go to this link for those.


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