If you’re up to date on Disney XD’s animated series “Star Wars Rebels,” then you know the Darksaber has returned to the Star Wars canon in a new, potentially massive way. The artifact, which was first introduced in a 2010 episode of “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” titled “The Mandalore Plot,” returned in a big way in the 2017 batch of “Star Wars Rebels” episodes, and its destiny is still being forged.
With the blade getting more attention on the small screen, a Star Wars fan decided to forge his own Darksaber — except he used LEGOs instead of a Kyber crystal. The images of a LEGO Darksaber were posted to LEGO builder Taylor Walker’s Flickr page, and they show the to-scale brick-based blade in all of its glory.
As established in “Star Wars” canon, the Darksaber was originally built a thousand years before the Battle of Yavin seen in “Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope.” The blade was built by the Mandalorian Tarre Vizsla, the first Mandalorian ever inducted into the Jedi Order. The blade’s significance to Mandalorian culture grew over the generations, as it came to become a unifying a rallying force for the Mandalorian people. The blade disappeared for years, having fallen into the possession of the Sith Lord Darth Maul. The Darksaber returned in the “Rebels” episode “Visions and Voices,” and now the show’s resident Mandalorian Sabine Wren is learning how to wield it in an attempt to rally a Mandalorian army to fight for the Rebellion.
Sabine’s journey with the Darksaber continues in the next new episode. “Legacy of Mandalore” airs on Disney XD on February 18. You can check out the episode synopsis below.
Hoping to get her family to help the rebels, Sabine returns home with Kanan and Ezra, and finds herself embroiled in her family’s power struggle for Mandalore.
“Star Wars Rebels” features the talents of Freddie Prinze Jr., Taylor Gray, Vanessa Marshall, Tiya Sircar, Steve Blum, Dee Bradley Baker and David Oyelowo. New episodes air on Saturdays at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT on Disney XD.