Thanks to Profiles in History’s “Hollywood Auction 89”, Luke Skywalker’s Original Lightsaber is about to go up for auction to the public. The company is offering a variety of Hollywood props to bidders, but this particular lightsaber auction is meant to honor the sci-fi franchise’s 40th anniversary.
The original lightsaber is being auctioned off by Star Wars producer Gary Kurtz, and the piece has seen on-screen action. Mark Hamill used the prop on set in both Star Wars: A New Hope and Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back.
If you want to try your luck, then you will want to take out a quick loan, because this will not be cheap. The auction is scheduled to take place between June 26-28 in Los Angeles. As of this writing, the lightsaber is expected to sell for mucho dinero. Current estimates suggest the Luke’s lightsaber will sell for between $150,000 and $250,000. The last time one of Luke Skywalker’s lightsabers went up for sale, the final bid was $240,000.
Luke (or really Anakin’s) lightsaber is not the only Star Wars prop going up for auction later this month. A complete R2-D2 unit used during filming will be put up, as well as original concept art from Tom Jung will also be sold.
Hey, if you can’t afford the real thing, then you might want to give this Star Wars TFA Rey’s Electronic Lightsaber a try. It might look good in your collection!