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Luke Skywalker’s Lightsaber to be Auctioned Off!

December 02nd, 2008 | Category: News,Star Wars,VE Today

Luke Skywalker’s Lightsaber to be Auctioned

“Your father wanted you to have this when you were old enough, but your uncle wouldn’t allow it. He feared you might follow old Obi-Wan on some damn fool idealistic crusade like your father did.”

“What is it?”

“Your father’s lightsaber. This is the weapon of a Jedi Knight. Not as clumsy or random as a blaster. An elegant weapon, for a more civilized age.””

―Obi-Wan Kenobi and Luke Skywalker

The weapon we all knew and feared is now being auctioned. Mark Hamill wielded the famous weapon in the Star

Wars films “Star Wars A New  Hope,” “Return of the Jedi,” and “The Empire Strikes Back”. The lightsaber will be auctioned off on December 11th, 2008 among other great things star wars related and not. This weapon was the one that Anakin created himself in the movie and wielded it till his defeat on Mustafar. Anakin Skywalker as we all know was a young boy who was found by Qui-Gon and Obi One Kenobi  on the desert planet of Tatooine.  Anakin had the highest reading of Mid-Chlorines the universe had ever seen.

The young boy was not aloud to train with Qui-Gon but was told to watch carefully. When Qui-Gon was defeated by Darth Maul who was slain by Qui-Gon’s apprentice Obi One, things changed. Now it was up to Obi One to complete the mission of training the promising young boy. Fate tempted Anakin and he was drawn to the Dark Side thinking he would be able to save his own wife. Sadly he was tricked, but to far in to quit.

He ended up slaying all Jedi leaving only few Jedi to escape.  Thus his pregnant wife was traumatized. Anakin was defeated by Obi One at the Battle of Mustafar and was left to burn in the scorching banks of lava. Burned so badly he was barely alive and almost irreparable.  Darth Sidious got to Anakin just in time to save the boy. Alas Anakin’s body was to badly ruined thus a new one was created. A life support system among many other things was built into a black suit and helmet to keep him alive and to allow him to live.

Thus Darth Vader as we know him was born! Vader was the one person that made the universe cringe. He carried out the Emperor’s dirty deeds throughout his whole life. Meanwhile through the surgery of Anakin, his wife was giving birth to two beautiful baby twins. Luke Skywalker and Leia Skywalker were born at last to begin their own legends one day. Sadly Padmé’s life was short lived and the young mother barely got to see her little babies at all.

Anakin had just tried to save her but fate had its own plans. He was to be Darth Vader and his beautiful wife was to die giving birth. Luke was born to fulfill his destiny and bring down his father. Now enough of the story we all know. The original owner of Luke’s lightsaber in real life is the producer of the star wars trilogy Gary Kurtz. The Lightsaber is estimated to catch over 120000 pounds in next months holly wood auction house.

Fun Fact:

Did you know that Luke’s lightsaber was made from and old photography flash gun?

Other things us star wars fans could bid for include a section of the original death star from the first 1977 movie,  and C-3P0’s helmet plus robotic hands worn by the British actor  Anthony Daniels in the awesome 1983 star wars movie “Return of the Jedi.” The fiberglass helmet from the protocol droid C-3P0 is estimated to sell for 53,000 pounds while the section of the death star and the robotic hands are estimated to go for 23,000 pounds.

These are priceless artifacts that any star wars fan would love to get their hands on. We should all take a moment as you read this to honor the great George Lucas and his fine work that shook the world and changed the very place we call home today. If not for him this forum would be nothing and would not even exist neither would the Vast Empire itself. If you haven’t watched the star wars films “Star War  A New Hope,” “Star Wars Return of the Jedi,” or  “Star Wars The Empire Strikes Back,” please go and watch those great films again. Also go and watch the new movies too! All six are great movies.

If you have never watched a Star Wars movie then you are missing out! Get your *** down to a store and buy the movies! You won’t regret it afterwards. Lets honor these movies and the billions of dollars they have brought to our country and the happiness they have brought into our lives. Remember that stuffed chewy doll you had as a kid? Remember that toy lightsaber you used to behead your siblings and parents with? Well we wouldn’t have them if it were not for the hard working film makers, producers, staff, etc.

If you love Star Wars tell someone! Spread the love around, especially to those who have never heard of it. To those who hate star  wars because they sit on their buts and watch star trek all day, well we all know why everyone in the U.S. is overweight now. Seriously though watch a star wars movie whether you’ve seen them or not.

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