Guests come to the workshop to meet with the Gatherers – a secretive group of people who have dedicated their lives to restoring balance in the galaxy by passing on their knowledge of Jedi lore and the Force. The workshop Master guides guests to customize and build their own unique lightsabers, and instructs them on the ways of the Jedi.
The proprietor Savi was one of the original Gatherers in the Star Wars universe who believed in the ideals of the Jedi Order. He created a salvage business as a front for his greater purpose: helping the next generation of Force wielders create unique lightsabers.
To enter, guests will find a symbol displayed on the front of the workshop but they must also express the secret phrase to the Gatherers in order to enter. Once inside, a variety of lightsaber pieces are available for assembly at the Builder’s Table. The large oval-shaped table is assembled from salvaged pieces from throughout the galaxy and it can accommodate up to 14 guests at a time. Guests will chose their specific parts including a kyber crystal handle and more.
There are four themes of lightsabers that the guests can build:
- Peace and Justice: Salvaged from fallen Jedi temples and crashed starships, these lightsaber pieces were created for Force wielders of the Republic era. The simple designs reflect the commitment to the devout life of those whom they were created by – the Jedi Order – the once guardians of peace and justice in the galaxy.
- Power and Control: Reclaimed from the ashes of the rumored Sith homeworld and abandoned Sith temples, these lightsaber pieces were originally forged by the Sith of their time. Characterized by sharp and strong forms, these pieces showcase the brutality and relentlessness of the Sith’s insatiable desire for power and control.
- Elemental Nature: As we have been told, The Force is an energy field created by all living things; it surrounds us, penetrates us and binds the galaxy together. These lightsaber pieces are born of that same Force. They are as unique as the user and as the elements of nature: the wood from a Brylark tree, a bone of the Cartusion whale or even a tooth from a Rancor.
- Protection and Defense: Cultivated from a time forgotten, these earliest lightsaber pieces contain designs and inscriptions that are shrouded in mystery. Believed to be created for protection and defense, conferring anonymity and symbolizing emotional detachment, a lightsaber made from these pieces reconnects the user with the most ancient wellspring of the Force.