A new video reveals the inner workings of the lightsaber that Daisy Ridley's Rey builds for herself at the end of . In the final scene of The Rise of Skywalker, Rey is seen burying Luke and Leia's lightsabers near Luke's childhood home on Tatooine. She then reveals her own unique lightsaber, that contains some upgrades over most versions of the traditional Jedi weapon seen previously in Star Wars canon.
Rey's new lightsaber was constructed from scavenged parts, a nod to her backstory as a scavenger on Jakku, including her old staff. The lightsaber yellow and is revealed to open differently, using a gear at the top of the hilt of the lightsabers, which is twisted and releases the blade.
Related: Star Wars: What REY's Jedi Order Would Look Like After Rise of Skywalker
And now we get to see the inner workings of the lightsaber, thanks to a concept art video and images posted by The Rise of Skywalker concept artist Matthew Savage on Instagram. The art, which you can see below, reveals where the kyber crystal is located, and the protective cage that surrounds it. The video shows that the hilt of the lightsaber can be removed, and that the cage surrounding the kyber crystal has a small gate that swings open. Take a look:
In the post, Savage mentions that the concept was developed in pre-production, before the color of Rey's lightsaber had been revealed, which is why in the images, the crystal is a neutral blue. However, the video shows the crystal as the yellow used in the final film. This artwork presents new insight into Rey's lightsaber, as in the film we only get a quick glimpse of it being activated in the final scene on Tatooine.
In the Star Wars universe, kyber crystals are rare, powerful crystals scattered throughout the galaxy that are Force-attuned. Both Jedi and Sith use them to power their lightsabers, harnessing the energy of the crystal to produce the blade that protrudes from a lightsaber. The video reveals that Rey has constructed a sophisticated housing for the crystal, using a cage mechanism to keep it in place.
The post by Savage marks information that's been revealed in recent weeks. Now that the film, which is the ninth and final installment in the Skywalker saga, has been released for home viewing on Disney+ there is no embargo on social media posts that contain spoilers, meaning that fans are gaining further insight into the film's production and backstory. This hopefully means that more new information will be forthcoming over the next few weeks, satisfying the Star Wars fan base in the absence of any new film releases.
More: Rise of Skywalker’s Different Red Sith Troopers Explained
MCU fans are a passionate bunch. Some have taken the time to create some incredible pieces of fan art.
Steve Rogers is one of the great heroes of all-time. He served as Captain America, sure, but it's his own strength that truly shines. He's a man out of time, having survived the loss of his world twice over. He stuck to his values to survive, prioritizing people over institutions. In the end, he was simply a good man.
RELATED: 10 Mandalorian And Baby Yoda Fan Art Pieces That Make Our Hearts Sing
Steve Rogers is fictional, of course, but that doesn't stop him from influencing very real lives. The following artists have spent time and energy creating these works of art. They have sat with Steve Rogers in their minds and produced something beautiful.
10 A Good Man By Kwerschlaegers-art
Steve Rogers proved himself worthy of Mjolnir in Avengers: Endgame. He fought Thanos off with the hammer and his classic shield. Kwerschlaegers-art captures the power of this combination.
As Dr. Erskine, the man who created the super-serum that turned Steve into a super-soldier, told him right before his operation, make sure you remain "Not a perfect soldier, but a good man." As Steve would come to find out, there's a huge difference. These words, combined with Mjolnir and the shield, perfectly encapsulate Steve's Endgame experience.
9 The Reunion We Deserved By Fadefilter
Steve lost his two best friends, Sam Wilson and Bucky Barnes, during the Snap. They turned to dust before his eyes. The next time he sees them, they are mid-battle. Fans never get to see their touching reunion. Fadefilter fixes this.
In this lovely piece, Steve gets the hug with Sam and Bucky he deserves before he returns the Infinity Stones and chooses not to return. It's a hello, but perhaps it's also a goodbye.
8 Stubborn Steve By Imgaystrawberry
Steve Rogers is one stubborn dude. As he once said himself, "Get killed? walk it off." Imgaystrawberry perfectly captured this side of Steve's personality. It's no one's stab wound but his own, so everyone else can mind their own business.
RELATED: Lord Of The Rings: 10 Pieces Of Fan Art Fans Will Love
If Steve's on a mission, he's not going to stop to get medical care. There's no stopping him when he sets his mind to it. Even Bucky can't talk him out of it.
7 Steve Mulaney By Kimalaiset
Here, Kimalaiset smartly put a John Mulaney quote in Steve Rogers' mouth, and it works. Fans can absolutely imagine Steve saying, "I don't care for these new-Nazis." The poor guy sacrificed himself to save the world from Nazis only to wake up in the next century where there are still Nazis.
Steve Rogers is probably just like us, watching Mulaney's specials and laughing so hard he cris. There's no way to tell whether John Mulaney exists in Steve's world but it's nice to hope that he does.
6 The Cure For Sadness By Spidey-art
It's pretty clear from all the MCU movies that Steve is deeply sad. There's even a deleted sequence from Avengers that shows him traveling around NYC, steeped in his own melancholy. He lost his loved ones, his world. He's nothing but a soldier, a shell, a mantle.
Here, Spidey-art has lovingly gifted Steve a cat to cheer him up. There's nothing better than a ball of fluff to aid in the curing of sadness. Hopefully, comfy Steve lets this cat into his heart - and his lap.
5 Dog Person By Metusdoloris
On the other hand, Metusdoloris pegs Steve as more of a dog person, like Chris Evans himself. They've given Steve a dog to cheer him up instead. He would do great with a dog. They could go for runs together, play catch in Prospect Park, and cuddle on the couch while catching up on Steve's pop culture list.
RELATED: 10 Pieces Of She-Hulk Fan Art We Adore
This cutie is a gorgeous mutt (Steve would absolutely rescue a shelter animal) who's just as in love with Steve as Steve is with him. They're best friends now, there's no denying it.
4 Captain Equality By Latelierderiot
Captain America protects everyone. He fights for what's right and believes in human rights for all. That includes trans people. While some may use the Captain America mantle for their own agenda, Steve Rogers stays true to himself.
In this one, Latelierderiot reminds us of Steve's values. There's no reason why Steve wouldn't protect trans people as he would everyone else. He's a hero, and heroes protect.
3 Through The Ages By Pineapplebread
Steve has had a long life. Born into a small body with multiple health problems, Steve became the societal epitome of male perfect after taking the super serum. He ages, but very slowly.
Here, Pineapplebread has skillfully drawn Steve from every movie. They've animated it so viewers can see the changes over time. Steve becomes world-weary but never loses the heroism in the way he keeps his chin up.
2 Truth, Justice, And The American Way By Portraitoftheoddity
Captain America stands for truth, justice, and the American way. So does Steve Rogers. In Portraitoftheoddity's art, Steve meets Colin Kaepernick, the football player known for taking a knee during the national anthem. The two are shaking hands.
RELATED: 10 Marvel Avengers Reimagined As Hogwarts Students (Fan Art)
Steve respects all individuals. Except, perhaps, the Nazis he punches. Steve, the hero of World War II, respects all forms of protest. Though he was in ice during the Civil Rights Movement, Steve is no stranger to civil disobedience. The early 20th Century had its share of marches too. And fans don't doubt that he caught up on history as soon as he awoke. Steve Rogers believes in justice for all.
1 The More Captains, The Merrier By Persehpone
In this fun illustration by Persehpone, Captain America meets Captain Marvel. Carol and Steve spend a day in the sun together. Steve, dressed in hip clothing for once, wears a cute bro tank that reminds us of the iconic Endgame scene regarding "America's *ss."
Carol, on the other hand, flaunts her guns. For good reason, too. She's ripped. Sun's out guns out is right.
NEXT: 10 Marvel Characters Reimaged As Disney Princesses (Fan Art)
A man who bears a striking resemblance to Gabby Petito's missing fiancé says US Marshals pulled guns on him and his partner while they were asleep in North Carolina.Originally from New York, Severin Beckwith and his partner Anna Brettman had been hiking along the Appalachian Trail since September when they stopped for a rest at the Lodge at Fontana Village Resort, a couple of kilometres off the track.They were asleep in their room when armed officers stormed in, the New Yorker reports.LIVE UPDATES: Mr Beckwith says the marshals aimed their guns at him and placed him in handcuffs, believing he was missing man Brian Laundrie."Next thing I see is a bunch of guys with riot shields with 'US Marshals' written on themand handguns pointed at my...
Traditional Rolls-Royce customers and many old-school enthusiasts tend to scoff at the idea of the brand’s Black Badge models. Designed to appeal to younger audiences, Rolls-Royce Black Badge cars are more about being dark and...
The article Rolls-Royce Black Badge Models Honor the Heritage appeared first on BMW BLOG
Dude, those guys over there are talking shit. I’m telling you, man, I’m about to go over there and fuck ‘em up. They’re lucky I’m not in my 20s anymore, or I already would have. I used to crack some skulls back in the day. Hold on, dude. Let’s stretch first. If we’re gonna fuck these guys up, we don’t want to be sore tomorrow. I have to coach my kids’ soccer team. It’s already gonna be a bitch with bruised knuckles. And we need a plan. I wanna know exactly what I’m gonna do and then go over there and do it, ya know? Let me look up that punch Brad Pitt did in Snatch really quick. Remember when he knocked that guy out cold with one punch? I’ll do that to one of them, and it’ll scare the rest of those fuckers away. ...
Discover The Truth About How Often Women Think About Sex–And How It Can Get You Laid Much Sooner Than You Ever Thought Possible… You guys. To be honest I’m so relieved to have found some new research that basically proves I’m not a weird sex maniac. See, I think about sex quite a lot, like multiple times a day. And sometimes I’m not sure if this is the norm because it’s not exactly an appropriate topic most of the time so it can seem like it’s not as big a part of other people’s minds. TRENDING: WELL, a survey just revealed that the average American thinks about sex , and even talks about it FIVE times per day. This...
Chiropractors are notorious for taking all opportunities to expand one of their mainstay treatments, spinal manipulation, to an increasing number of supposed health applications. Their alternative health field, known as “chiropractic”, has been doing this, not through scientific investigation, but rather through aggressive marketing campaigns. The chances are high that you know somebody who not only visits a chiropractor but swears that he or she has benefitted from chiropractic treatments. From a scientific standpoint, however, there is no basis for the claim that chiropractic treatment is helpful for much of anything that may ail you. One could write a book about how and why the multitude health claims put out by chiropractic marketers are not true, but since we focus on pregnancy...
By Zad Butt on Small Business UK - Advice and Ideas for UK Small Businesses and SMEs As an accountant, the question I get asked the most is, “What expenses can we put down when it comes to claiming back tax on our business?”. As businesses emerge from the global pandemic and adapt to new ways of working, it is even more important to know what you should be able to claim tax relief on within your business. When looking through your bank statements to see what expenses you could use when it comes to claiming back tax, the main rule to follow is the “wholly and exclusively rule” which can be applied to self-employed, partnerships and limited company businesses alike. If the expense has been incurred wholly and exclusively for the trade or profession you are in,...
Our resident used boat expert Nick Burnham picks out four of the best boats under £250,000 that can be found on the secondhand market.It’s price challenge time! I love these because they allow me to indulge my personal fantasies rather than picking boats to fit a brief (or budget) that wouldn’t necessarily be mine. This month I present an absolute feast of personal dreams – the hardest thing for me would be which one to choose. The Fairline Targa 44GT is probably the best compromise – it does a little of everything so very well. But why compromise, when the single-minded pursuit of being the ultimate high-performance weekender beckons in the beguiling shape of the Sunseeker Superhawk 43? Or maybe I could swing...
Red barns and cows. Narrow two-line highways and trees – so many trees. Grand lake views stretched to the horizon. Blue jean jackets and gas stations attached to liquor stores. Tall cornfields and billboards advertising only the finest marijuana edibles. And incredible golf. Michigan is more rural than an outsider might expect, full of farms and small-town crossroads. Outside Detroit and a few midsize cities, the Great Lakes State is the embodiment of Midwestern agrarian living, this despite it being the 10th-most populous state among the 50. And thanks to a boom of golf course developments over the past 25 years mixed with a handful of exceptional classic tracks, Michigan offers what could be considered a surprisingly inspiring spread of public-access layouts. Outsiders...
Former shadow chancellor John McDonnell has called for a year-long rent freeze to combat rising energy bills and the universal credit payment cut. It follows the latest Household Resilience Study that shows 7% of private renters were in arrears in April-May, up from 3% in 2019/20, amounting to more than 780,000 renters. However, his post on social media was quickly scorned by many landlords who posted that the move would only make PRS properties even more scarce. One tweeted: “Why the obsession with landlords….I can tell you, you are widening the gap and causing far more good landlords to leave it to the bad ones. I’m getting sick of the perpetual one-sided argument.” Another : “Why not suggest energy companies freeze prices or supermarkets freeze food prices....