Recently, Disney showed off a game-changer for Star Wars fans. The company has a real, working lightsaber . Not one that is capable of melting steel doors, mind you, but it has a real blade that extends from a hilt, much like what we’ve seen in the movies for more than 40 years. But how are these going to work, exactly? Thanks to a helpful fan, we now have a much better idea. Disney showcased the product during a recent presentation for its parks and attractions. Disney Parks chairman Josh D’Amaro closed the show by revealing the lightsaber and news quickly spread. The working lightsaber dates back to a patent that was filled in 2018. While videos/photos of the demonstration have yet to make their way online, web developer and self-proclaimed Star Wars fan Ben Ridout took to Twitter to showcase a couple of animations that explain the device. RELATED: Ahsoka Disney+ Series Synopsis and Star Wars Character Details Leaked? The two animates cooked up by Ben Ridout reveal the inner-workings of the lightsaber described in the patent. What we see is a remarkably simple idea. Basically, Disney has utilized similar technology to that found in a tape measure to… Read full this story
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