Well, sort of. It's always fun to look back on scenes that didn't quite make the cut - and this one, much like this past Monday's episode of [Star Wars Rebels](series:965946), sees the hero of the story constructing his very own lightsaber for the first time. Luke builds the light sword as a replacement for his father's, which he lost (along with his right hand) to the very same man.
Fans can see him putting the finishing touches on the other-worldly weapon in this short exchange between himself and his father, Darth Vader.
Unfortunately, much like Ezra Bridger's off-camera construction of his rather unconventional lightsaber, we don't see too much of Luke's handiwork when it comes to the make of his blade.
What we do see, of course, is Luke blatantly ignoring his Cyborg Sith father, despite Vader's rather gentle plea (in comparison to the usual force choke) to join forces and take over the galaxy. After watching the scene, I decided to sum this part up in one image:
As for the lightsaber, I've always been fascinated by the differences in construction between the conventional Jedi lightsaber, the often outrageous Sith lightsabers, and the "Modern" Jedi sabers created by Luke and Ezra.
According to Star Wars lore, Luke found schematics for the lightsaber by scouring Obi-Wan's Tatooine hut after the events of Empire Strikes Back and constructed it primarily with parts he found in Mos Eisley.
Ezra's sword is made of spare parts gathered by his friends on board the Ghost, with a Kyber Crystal that he received during his Padawan test inside of the ruins of a Jedi temple on Lothal. Ezra spent several weeks building his lightsaber in order to add a blaster with a stun setting to the hilt.
Anakin Skywalker's lightsaber also strolled down the road less traveled, as he chose to go against the custom of drawing inspiration from his master's lightsaber design in favor of something he seemed to really enjoy: maximum power.
The design of his first lightsaber stuck with him when he turned to the dark side and constructed his third, with the similarities most pronounced by its ridged hand-grips and capped, slanted top.
It's rare to see the lightsaber constructed on-screen: one of the very few instances we've seen occured in [Star Wars: The Clone Wars](series:200641), when a few Jedi Padawan - including Gungi the Wookiee, who adds a wooden casing to his weapon - build their blades in silence. Check out this video, which was cut by a fan as reference for cosplay:
We've already seen concept art for one lightsaber in the upcoming seventh film installment for the franchise, [Star Wars: Episode VII — The Force Awakens](movie:711158), so I hope that our new heroes get a chance to do just that. My hope is that Daisy Ridley's "Rey" will be one of the force-sensitive characters who does this, especially because she is rumored to be a junker on a desert planet that seems to collect very interesting relics from the Galactic Civil War.
While the vault of the original trilogy has already been cracked wide open, we're still discovering behind the scenes footage and deleted scenes that never made it to the DVDs, so there may yet be more to see when it comes to the adventures of Luke Skywalker.