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Disney unveils a real-life lightsaber

May 4, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.

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Ever since "Star Wars" premiered in 1977, kids and adults alike wanted to get their hands on a lightsaber. The "elegant weapon for a more civilized age" is one of the most famous props in movie history and pop culture — and now Disney has apparently created a "real" one.

Disney Parks released a very short clip of what appears to be a working lightsaber on Tuesday, May 4, which is known as Star Wars Day (May the 4th Be With You. Get it?).

Rather, the company's Imagineers — designers of Disney's parks, rides, gadgets and hotels — created the device to function like a real lightsaber in that the "blade" of light extends from the base of the sword.

"Watching that lightsaber activate right before your eyes will be just one of the countless ways that, from the moment you arrive to the moment you depart, you'll be plunged into a Star Wars story where your decisions and actions — or even the casual conversations you may have — determine how your personal journey unfolds," Disney Parks wrote in a blog post on Tuesday.

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