The kyber crystal holds a special place in the lore and legends of Star Wars. A unique object, kyber crystals focus energy through the force, which makes them perfectly suited for use in weapons both great and small. The kyber crystal is best known as the heart of a Jedi (or Sith) lightsaber. It both creates and colorizes the blade.
The kyber crystals available at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge cannot create actual blades (wouldn’t THAT be cool?!), but they do determine the color of your Savi’s Workshop lightsaber. You select a sealed crystal tube of various colors from the shelf. Your blade color is guaranteed by the color of the tube you select, but the crystals themselves hold surprises.
The crystals also work with both the Jedi and Sith holocrons by generating voices from Jedi and Sith masters, depending on which holocron and crystal combination you use. Placing a Jedi crystal in a Sith holocron or vice-versa will also have…interesting consequences.
The kyber crystals come in two basic varieties: Jedi and Sith. Jedi crystals are way more varied in both color and voice options. The classic Jedi colors of blue and green are available, as is Mace Windu’s popular purple option. The Sith crystals only come in red. All four options are available to you as your first choice in the Savi’s Workshop lightsaber building experience.
There is also a “chase” Sith crystal that is black in appearance but still creates a red blade. This crystal is obtained by purchasing a red crystal at Dok-Ondar’s, and having the Force be with you when you make the purchase [read: it’s completely random]. The obsidian crystal, as it is known amongst fans and Batuanns alike, is incredibly rare and highly sought-after by collectors. The distribution rate is not publicly known but is rumored to be anywhere from 1 in 25, to 1 in 100 crystals.
Dok-Ondar’s Den of Antiquities also sells two additional Jedi kyber crystal colors that you cannot get through the Savi’s Workshop experience: yellow and white. Yellow crystals belong to the Jedi Temple Guards, as seen in both The Clone Wars and Rebels television series. The white crystals have only one known user in the Star Wars canon, former padawan Ahsoka Tano. Both Ahsoka and the Temple Guard lightsabers are also available as Legacy lightsaber purchases, with the color-correct blades.
Obsidian (black) crystals are not the only surprise when it comes to purchasing additional kyber crystals at Dok’s. With the exception of the purple crystals, the voice that speaks to you when placing your crystal in a holocron also changes based on the crystal you randomly receive when you make your purchase.
In total, there are 17 potential voice options you can receive:
- Blue (Luke Skywalker)
- Blue (Obi-Wan Kenobi)
- Green (Yoda)
- Green (Yoda – Magic 8-Ball version)
- Green (Qui-Gon Jinn)
- Purple (Mace Windu, version 1)
- Purple (Mace Windu, version 2)
- Yellow (Maz Kanata)
- Yellow (Jedi Temple Guard Colomo Reed)
- White (Ahsoka Tano)
- White (Chirrut Imwe)
- Red (Darth Maul)
- Red (Emperor Palpatine)
- Red (Count Dooku)
- Red (Darth Vader)
- Red (Darth Vader – Magic 8-Ball version)
- Black (Supreme Leader Snoke)
Each crystal’s voice lines appear at random when the holocron is actived and touched on two specific connection points. The holocrons can also be activated without a crystal inside, and will play a few select messages. The Jedi holocron plays messages from Obi-Wan Kenobi recorded after Order 66 was carried out, with the Sith Holocron playing messages from Darth Bane, the legendary Sith Lord who established the famed “Rule of Two.”
The Magic 8-Ball versions are now packaged and sold separately as Force Guidance Crystals.
One additional surprise remains with the Holocrons. If you place a Sith holocron on top of a Jedi holocron, and they are both empty, you will activate messages from The Bendu, a mystical Force being who appeared in the later seasons of Rebels as a mentor of sorts to Kanan Jarrus.
Now we get down to the most important piece of information – cost. Kyber crystals are $14.99 each, while the holocrons are $49.99. The holocron also comes with a cloth bag and USB charging cable. Both the crystals and the holocron are available for discounts.