Build Your Own Lightsaber at Once Upon a Toy

8 Dec

The Star Wars web site has details of a new “build your own lightsaber” retail opportunity (warning, popups!) at the Once Upon a Toy store in Walt Disney World.

“Guests can ‘Choose Their Own Destiny’ by deciding to build a custom lightsaber for the Jedi or the Sith. They will choose from a variety of parts to create their own custom saber or they can create one that is similar to the saber of one of their favorite Star Wars characters. The saber is electronic, with authentic saber light, sounds and vibrations. Upon completion of the saber the guest will tell the Disney Cast Member at the register whether they created a ‘good’ or ‘bad’ saber. Based on this distinction, the Disney cast member will give them the Jedi or Sith pin.”

Sounds like the best part is when the CM tells you whether you’re naughty or nice, now doesn’t it?

The toy is currently available only at Once Upon a Toy at WDW’s Downtown Disney, but of course they’re leaving the door open to making it available elsewhere.

[Added 1/2/07: A brief tour of BYOL, with photos.]

8 Responses to “Build Your Own Lightsaber at Once Upon a Toy”

  1. kastor417 December 9, 2006 at 10:04 pm #

    I think its cool but in know wat walmart and target has a kit, though it would be fun to beable to play and pick it before you buy it as a whole

  2. Kitty-chan December 9, 2006 at 10:12 pm #

    I’m a bit enamoured of the Build Your Own Mr Potato Head, so I guess I’m just a sucker for these things. Plus, serious Star Wars geeks might be interested in the collectibles angle:

    Collectors should note that the Jedi and Sith pins are exclusive to this park and attraction — they will only be available to those who complete the BYOL experience. In addition, the park plans to refresh the attraction every year with a new custom saber exclusive component or keepsake.

  3. Cameron May 20, 2007 at 1:44 am #

    Where do they have this Build Your Own Lightsaber Upon A Toy?

  4. Kitty-chan May 20, 2007 at 9:58 am #

    This is located at a store called Once Upon a Toy, at Downtown Disney in Walt Disney World.

  5. Seven June 22, 2007 at 6:20 pm #

    The build your own lightsaber thing at DTD in the toy store also has a purple filter and is cheaper than the kit.

  6. Kitty-chan June 22, 2007 at 6:55 pm #

    Seven, thanks for the comment . . .those are good points.

    Also of course if you buy the kit, you are deprived of the opportunity to exchange witty banter with Cast Members and compare notes on levels of geekiness. 😉

  7. dywa1 October 19, 2008 at 2:15 pm #

    crap!! theres no more

  8. Jennifer October 20, 2008 at 2:12 pm #

    No more? It was still there when I went to WDW in June…anybody seen differently?

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