I want to understand how a lightsaber is made. I've read in the 'Young Jedi' series how a few of them chose their material to make their lightsabers a certain color, but what else is known about this art? What are some theories on how they are supposed to operate and why does Kenobi emphasize the importance of it to Anakin as they enter the bar after the assassin? How does a doublesided lightsaber's construction differ? Things of that nature. Why is a lightsaber a Jedi weapon of choice? Is it also the Sith's weapon of choice? Did the self proclaimed *?* Emperor Palpatine have a lightsaber - ever? Where would his apprentice learn the making of lightsabers? What can I say, I'm a newbie and wouldn't know where to look for the stuff in this vast site. So, tell me what you know or feel you can share.