The High Republic is only a few short months away, but before then we will greet the arrival of The Lightsaber Collection, an in-depth look at the elegant weapons of the Jedi and the Sith that arrives on 20th October.
We were the first site in the world to reveal the spread showing the lightsaber of Kanan Jarrus, and here StarWars.com give us a look at a weapon from The High Republic, that of Jedi Master Stellan Gios.
When it came to designing lightsabers for the High Republic era, Lucasfilm knew that they had to be special — elegant weapons for a more civilized age, as Obi-Wan Kenobi might say. So they took inspiration from one of the most legendary swords in storytelling.
“We wanted to make the Jedi distinctive and instantly recognizable as Jedi Knights of the High Republic, and that applies not only to their clothing but to their lightsabers, as well,” says Michael Siglain, Lucasfilm Publishing’s creative director. “Internally, we often refer to the Jedi of this era as ‘the Jedi Knights of the Round Table.’ Taking that idea one step further, their sabers can be viewed as their own versions of Excalibur.”
Star Wars: The High Republic, a storytelling epic that kicks off in January 2021, will tell stories set centuries prior to Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, during the very peak of the Jedi Order. But fans can get their first look at the lightsaber of Stellan Gios, a Jedi Master during the High Republic era, here on StarWars.com with this exclusive preview from Insight Editions’ The Lightsaber Collection, a compendium coming October 20 and available for pre-order now.
And here’s a closer look at the spread.
- Hardcover Book
- Wallace, Daniel (Author)
- English (Publication Language)
- 156 Pages - 10/20/2020 (Publication Date) - Insight Editions (Publisher)