Besides the films, Star Wars has always been rich with supplementary materials and next month will see the release of Star Wars: The Lightsaber Collection. What’s interesting is, we get a breakdown of a lightsaber that we only got to see in The Rise of Skywalker: Leia’s.
Here’s a page from The Lightsaber Collection (via io9):
Admittedly we don’t get any new revelations about the lightsaber, but rather we have some descriptions that talk about the influence of the design; particularly the part that reads, “…defined by the elegant symmetry and silver and gold hues that evoke Leia’s regal upbringing on Alderaan.”
If anything, I’d want to read the behind-the-scenes influence of the design of the lightsaber. If anything, the production designers were likely looking for something that could be paired with the classic Skywalker lightsaber. At some point, I think it has a lot more influence from Luke’s green saber, the one he uses in Return of the Jedi.
Personally, I was not a big fan of Leia having been a Jedi. It’s kind of out of character based on what we’ve seen in The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi. I mean, it would make sense that she would just pursue politics after the war and not have time to run around training with Luke. This was one of those moments that really felt like they just wanted to do some fanservice. Then again, that’s just my own opinion. I’m sure there are some people who love that story decision, and there’s nothing wrong with that.
Star Wars: The Lightsaber Collection comes out Oct. 20.