For $150K, or more, you could own one of three lightsabers built for Luke Skywalker’s Sarlacc Pit sequence in Return of the Jedi. It’s made from metal, brass, and rubber, and utilized for many close-up shots of R2-D2, but unfortunately, not the one fired up into the air. This particular specimen features elements from the other prop lightsabers, and even has a chipped edge along the top rim for the added authenticity. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
“This original Luke Skywalker Lightsaber appears in a key moment in Star Wars, Episode VI: Return of the Jedi: As “Luke” (Mark Hamill), “Han Solo” (Harrison Ford), and “Chewbacca” (Peter Mayhew) face execution above the Sarlacc Pit, Luke mounts his escape plan. Just as the heroes seem doomed, the revelation of this Lightsaber hidden inside R2D2 tells the audience that the odds have shifted in the heroes’ favor. R2D2 fires the Lightsaber skyward, Luke catches it, and the Rebels’ escape begins,” according to the auction page.