Disney's real-world lightsaber has Star Wars fans up in arms

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(Image credit: Disney)

Star Wars fans have been massively excited since Disney announced the imminent arrival of a real-world retractable lightsaber. Now, the filmmaker has given us our first close-up glimpse of what the device might actually look like. We're even more excited as a result, but not all fans are convinced.

A video showcase from Walt Disney Imagineering appears to show the device in the lab with the blade emerging from the hilt. Blink and you'll miss it, but this is the closest most of us have got yet to seeing the real-life device in action. You can see the full video below – the lightsaber appears at 0.44. For more Star Wars, you can find every film on Disney Plus – here's how to get 15 per cent off.

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Joe Foley

Joe is a regular freelance journalist and editor at Creative Bloq. He writes news, features and buying guides and keeps track of the best equipment and software for creatives, from video editing programs to monitors and accessories. A veteran news writer and photographer, he now works as a project manager at the London and Buenos Aires-based design, production and branding agency Hermana Creatives. There he manages a team of designers, photographers and video editors who specialise in producing visual content and design assets for the hospitality sector. He also dances Argentine tango.