In the closing scene of RoS Rey has a black lightsaber, where'd she get it, and if its not important why was there a close up on it?

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Her new lightsaber is something she built herself, with a unique yellow/orange blade, neither the blue/green of the Jedi, nor the red of the Sith and containing a yellow crystal rather than a white/red crystal that has changed colour for Rey. The VFX team refer to the hue as "Yellow optimism" and stressed that this isn't a colour that has been seen before.

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She's integrated it into a hilt made from her old staff, reflecting her former life as a scavenger. For the same reason, it may contain some elements from Luke and Leia's lightsabers.

Her lightsaber glowed white-gold, and she gazed at it a long moment. It was single-bladed, with an outer casing and emitter salvaged from her quarterstaff. The final result felt like the exact inverse of the lightsaber held by the dark Rey of her vision, and she loved it. It was beautiful, it fit so perfectly in her hand, and she would carry it with her forever.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker: Expanded Edition

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Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker: The Visual Dictionary

  • Yellow lightsabers have appeared in canon before, relating to Jedi Temple Guardians, but there's no obvious reason to assume that this is why Rey's blade is this colour.

  • The clear symbolism is that Rey is now a fully fledged Jedi Knight, having constructed her own lightsaber rather than merely using one she's been given.

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    Pretty confident it contains no components of Ren's saber since he threw it into the ocean. Dec 27, 2019 at 21:08
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    @ThomasMarkov People with Force powers can pull X-Wings up out of the ocean. It's not completely inconceivable that Ren's saber could have been recovered.
    – jamesdlin
    Dec 28, 2019 at 5:36
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    While I don’t think there’s anything to prove or disprove components of Luke’s and Leia’s sabres being used in Rey’s, I don’t actually think she would do that. She revered both of them, especially Leia, and she buried their sabres on Tatooine as a mark of respect. Taking components from them first doesn’t seem like it would fit her character; I think she would have seen that as disrespectful rather than an homage. Dec 28, 2019 at 13:35
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    What would be the point of reverently wrapping and then burying the light sabers if she'd already cannibalized them for parts? I see no reason to think she would have used parts from those two sabers and many reasons to believe she wouldn't have.
    – terdon
    Dec 28, 2019 at 15:40
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    @Valorum so, first she'd cannibalize them and then make a whole show of reverently hiding them? Unless you have some sort of canon source for this, it's idle and, IMO, unconvincing speculation. And not in any way relevant to the answer, really.
    – terdon
    Dec 28, 2019 at 15:52

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