Is the MoM lightsaber in the LFL archive?

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gjw

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I know that many on here have or have had access to the Lucasfilm archive and I wondered if anyone had ever had a chance to examine the Luke ROTJ Magic of Myth lighsaber.
Does anything actually move other than the slide-open control box?
That's the only part I've ever seen moved in any of the photographs and in the cut-but-now-restored "Luke builds his lightsaber" scene that's also the only part that we actually see move.
We do get to see working lights, which I don't remember the MoM having, but those could have been added post-production.

The release of eFX's new Reveal lightsaber has got me wondering why Lucasfilm would have authorized the release of a saber so obviously patterned after the Elstree reveal.
Was the Elstree reveal truly commissioned by Lucasfilm but never screen-used?
Was the Elstree an insider's unauthorized copy of the MoM which did actually have all of those reveal elements but just never shown on-screen?

I just can't see why LFL would have taken a move that can only be seen to validate Elstree's claims when so many others have refuted them.
 

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