I think it's also a genius marketing tool for visitors to GE. That being the only place a young person that enjoys the show can get the same stuff they see on the show... unless, of course, you have a relative on the RPF.Also, if you look closely, most of the props they use in the show are from Galaxy's Edge. Like the First Order binders and the macrobinoculars from the Jedi accessory set, for example. I guess they're cheap props to throw in, eh?
It was never A question on whether a crystal was inserted. After all, that’s the point of the last challenge and they tell them to put it in once achieved. What I was sayin was that from a technical aspect as a prop made for the show, the crystal may not be needed in reality to make the hilt work unlike the hilts at Savi’s. Sure, they tell the contestants that on the show but that’s just pat of the charm. Now I have no proof on way or the other but if I was building a prop for a game show in which it was going to be mainly a finale showpiece, I would want to limit the variables that might go wrong like a malfunctioning crystal or a bad connection. The KISS principle seems like the best way to go.There is obviously a crystal swap out. They get clear ones but the blades glow green. (At least on the one episode I saw where the kids completed it)
This is true.I think it's also a genius marketing tool for visitors to GE. That being the only place a young person that enjoys the show can get the same stuff they see on the show... unless, of course, you have a relative on the RPF.
Then you pretty much show them what you want & ask the question that you already know the answer to..."Hey uncle/aunt _______, do you think you could make me one of these?".
Then you stand back & watch the material chips fly.