Got Force? Looks Like Ultimate Star Wars Fans' Dream Will Become Reality

Got Force? Looks Like Ultimate Star Wars Fans' Dream Will Become Reality
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Have Star Wars movies just become closer to reality than ever before?

It appears so, as one of the most famous technologies presented in the franchise might soon see the light of day this side of the Galaxy.

The technology in question is of course one of the most coveted fans' dreams – the lightsaber itself.

After several projects that failed to replicate the technology for the real world, now Disney has finally managed to invent a lightsaber visually similar to those in the movies (although bearing a few distinctive tweaks to the original).

However, don't get your engines up and running just yet, as it seems it's not going to be easy to acquire one of those toys.

First of all, feast your eyes on the presentation of said magnificent piece of craftsmanship worthy of Jedi in a footage from recently held South by Southwest Film Festival (SXSW).

Josh D'Amaro, Chairman of Disney Parks, Experiences and Products, showcased the lightsaber at SXSW. In this "iconic" and "true wow-moment" he wielded the saber as it buzzed and unfolded just like in the movies. Crowd went expectedly wild.

You may see how exactly the toy works in the short video below.

So, as you can see, that was the good news portion. And now to the somewhat bad news for some of the fans. This piece of technology will only be accessible to those who participate in Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser.

According to its website this is a two-night immersive experience with all things Star Wars inside. The whole experience is a part of Epcot Resort Area in Florida, where Walt Disney World is located.

When, or even if, the technology becomes available in other places of the world, is yet to be known. But having witnessed the working concept of a lightsaber, albeit not accessible to the masses at this time, is very exciting.

Perhaps, the Galaxy Far Far Away just got a little bit closer.