Luke Skywalker's original lightsaber from 'Star Wars: A New Hope' is going to be auctioned off

The collectors of "Star Wars" memorabilia can now own Luke Skywalker's original lightsaber. The saber, which was used by Mark Hamill in 1977's Star Wars: A New Hope and 1980's Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, is part of the personal collection of producer Gary Kurtz and will be auctioned by The Profile Hollywood Auction 89, reported Aceshowbiz. The auction will be held between 26 and 28 June. The lightsaber is expected to fetch between $150,000 and $250,000.

The last time a Luke Skywalker lightsaber prop was sold, it was for $240,000. Another piece of Star Wars memorabilia which will be offered at the auction is an actual R2-D2 unit and some original concept art from Tom Jung, used in the original Star Wars trilogy. The R2-D2 unit in question was used to film the Star Wars movies and is one of the most iconic pieces of pop culture. All the three items are from the personal collection of Gary Kurtz, who produced Star Wars: A New Hope and Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back.

Mark Hamill reprised his role as Luke Skywalker in a sequel trilogy of Star Wars films set after the events of Star Wars: The Return of the Jedi. Hamill appeared as Skywalker during the last few minutes of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and is expected to have a more expanded role in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, which is expected to release in December 2017.

With inputs from PTI

Published Date: Jun 13, 2017 13:05 PM | Updated Date: Jun 13, 2017 13:05 PM