Disney unveils its real-life lightsaber (and it's out of this world)

Star Wars poster
(Image credit: Disney)

Perhaps the wildest patent filing we've ever seen belongs to Disney's real-life lightsaber, first released last month. Well, Star Wars fans will be delighted to know that the animation giant has just unveiled a sneak peek of the fictional weapon – indicating that it's about to become a reality.

Back in 2017, the studio filed a patent for a "sword device with retractable, internally illuminated blade" – and you can finally see it for yourself, right here. Want more Star Wars action? You'll find every film on Disney Plus – here's how to get 15 per cent off. 

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Daniel John
Senior News Editor

Daniel John is Senior News Editor at Creative Bloq. He reports on the worlds of art, design, branding and lifestyle tech (which often translates to tech made by Apple). He joined in 2020 after working in copywriting and digital marketing with brands including ITV, NBC, Channel 4 and more.