Did Rey Make Her Lightsaber?
Though we never see Rey create her new yellow lightsaber in the film, we can safely assume that she created it herself. One of the milestones of becoming a Jedi includes building your lightsaber, and given that all of the former Jedis are dead (Luke, Leia, Yoda, Obi-Wan, etc.), it is safe to assume that Rey built it on her own. From the brief glimpse we get, it looks like she used the end of her trusty staff as the lightsaber's emitter and wrapped the center grip section with the same cloth that has been part of her ensemble since we first saw her in The Force Awakens.
From their activation sounds to the glow they emit in the hands of trained Jedis, no piece of imagery is more iconic to the Star Wars franchise than the lightsaber. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker continues the tradition of introducing new and more powerful versions of the weapons, but the new one in Rey's hands at the end of the film has us thinking about the various colors the heroes and villains carry.
As you'll recall, in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Rey fights off Kylo Ren with Luke Skywalker's blue lightsaber, but the battle ends with the iconic weapon split straight down the middle, leading us to wonder what she'd use in the next film. Throughout most of The Rise of Skywalker Rey fights with Luke's refurbished blue lightsaber until he gifts her Leia's. At one point, Rey confronts a dark side version of herself wielding a dual-bladed red lightsaber, but she continues to fight off Kylo Ren and Emperor Palpatine with Leia's lightsaber.
However, in the film's final scene, after Rey buries Luke and Leia's lightsabers at Luke's childhood home on the planet of Tatooine, Rey stands up and reveals her new weapon - which glows bright yellow. So, what does the yellow bladed lightsaber symbolize? Who else has wielded one? And what are J.J. Abrams and the Star Wars writers trying to tell us about Rey's future? Read on for everything we know about the yellow bladed lightsaber and what it could mean for our young Jedi.