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A Luke Skywalker Lightsaber used in Return of the Jedi

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Lot 1074
A Luke Skywalker Lightsaber used in Return of the Jedi

US$ 150,000 - 250,000
£ 120,000 - 200,000
Withdrawn
A Luke Skywalker Lightsaber used in Return of the Jedi
Twentieth Century-Fox, 1983. Assembled and machined cast metal, brass, and rubber Lightsaber prop. This original Luke Skywalker Lightsaber appears in a key moment in Star Wars, Episode VI: Return of the Jedi: As "Luke" (Mark Hamill), "Han Solo" (Harrison Ford), and "Chewbacca" (Peter Mayhew) face execution above the Sarlacc Pit, Luke mounts his escape plan. Just as the heroes seem doomed, the revelation of this Lightsaber hidden inside R2D2 tells the audience that the odds have shifted in the heroes' favor. R2D2 fires the Lightsaber skyward, Luke catches it, and the Rebels' escape begins. Several Lightsabers were used in the scene and this particular one is shown in closeup insert shots of R2D2. A more aerodynamic and safer plastic one was fired during the next long shot, and Mark Hamill catches a third "Hero" Lightsaber. Note that the chipped edge along the top rim of the Lightsaber used in closeups matches up with this one. This Lightsaber also has fewer parts than the "hero" version to make it more streamlined for ejection. Comes with a letter of authenticity. Length: 11.75 in.; Diameter: 2 in.

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A Luke Skywalker Lightsaber used in Return of the Jedi
A Luke Skywalker Lightsaber used in Return of the Jedi
A Luke Skywalker Lightsaber used in Return of the Jedi
A Luke Skywalker Lightsaber used in Return of the Jedi
A Luke Skywalker Lightsaber used in Return of the Jedi
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