“This was the formal weapon of a Jedi Knight. Not as clumsy or random as a blaster. More skill than simple sight was required for its use. An elegant weapon. It was a symbol as well. Anyone can use a blaster or a fusioncutter—but to use a lightsaber well was a mark of someone a cut above the ordinary.”
When George Lucas first began the epic tale of Star Wars, little did he know that he would be dominating the pop culture universe for the next 38+ years. Besides lovable and despicable characters, bizarre alien worlds, and unforgettable musical scores, Mr. Lucas also gave us one of the most beloved weapons of all-time, the lightsaber.
What kid hasn’t taken an empty poster tube, a stick, a curtain rod and waved it around making the iconic lightsaber sound. Well the history of this weapon is as diverse as the characters that wield them.
Take a look at this infographic and let us know which ones are YOUR favorite lightsabers and may The Force be with you.