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Good afternoon!

I signed up a few weeks ago and have been intently studying the forum ever since. I started posting stuff last night, but just realized that I neglected to introduce myself (I think I overlooked this because I had just introduced myself to my local garrison). Anyways, my name is Jason and I'm from Stafford, Virginia.


It's hard to define exactly what Star Wars means to me. All I can say is that one of my earliest childhood memories is my family searching for a theater that was playing The Empire Strikes Back. The funny thing is that I was only 3 1/2 years old when that happened and the memory is still vivid to me 40 years later. From that day forward, Star Wars has always been huge to me. Let's put it this way, when I visited Galaxy's Edge at Disney World last year I almost cried.

I decided to go about this adventure slightly different from most. When we were at Disney, my wife saw some FOTK armor that was selling for $6,615 (see pic, LOL). We both nearly collapsed. Of course, I searched around and discovered that this was the exception not the rule. But, since I'm a huge fan of episodes 4-6, Rogue One, and the Mandalorian, I started looking around for TK armor from one of these rather than the First Order. However, because I like to make things difficult on myself, I decided to 3d Print my first TK. So far, I love how it's turning out, but will need some community help along the way (please see my recent post at  https://www.whitearmor.net/forum/topic/49811-need-help-with-thighs/?tab=comments#comment-697082 ).

Well that's a lot of info. I look forward to speaking with and meeting as many people as possible.

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Welcome to the forums, Jason. Sounds like your love for Star Wars started close to the same age as I was. I was born in 75 and only 2 when ANH was released. I grew up with the original Hasbro figures and vehicles. It consumed me along side GI Joe and Transformers, but it definitely led the other two by a large margin. I too was able to spend some time at Galaxies Edge in Orlando last year around Thanksgiving and I didn't want to leave. Walking into the entrance for the first time, my heart sank to my feet and I was on a natural high. We had a vacation planned to go back this spring, the exact week that they closed for Covid. This time, I had a reservation to Savi's Workshop and was chomping at the bits to create my own lightsaber for my WIP Star Wars man cave, but I digress. Anyway, pleasure to meet you and good luck on your build!

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Thanks Shawn. Sorry your spring trip fell through. We've been watching YouTube videos of what Disney's like right now... pretty empty. We're already looking towards Christmas 2021 for our next trip. My son and I did get to make lightsabers at Savi's Workshop and loved the experience. I included a pic below. But, one of the highlights was being the first guests into the Cantina early in the morning. It was unbelievable. 

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1 hour ago, BigJasoni said:

Thanks Shawn. Sorry your spring trip fell through. We've been watching YouTube videos of what Disney's like right now... pretty empty. We're already looking towards Christmas 2021 for our next trip. My son and I did get to make lightsabers at Savi's Workshop and loved the experience. I included a pic below. But, one of the highlights was being the first guests into the Cantina early in the morning. It was unbelievable. 

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Nice! I loved Olga's. There is a lot of great immersion there that I was nerding out over.

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Hello and welcome aboard, research is the key, good luck and hope to see a build thread from you soon

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