Lonely Planet Writer

Star Wars fans aim to set new lightsaber fight record

To celebrate the new Star Wars movie opening, thousands of fans filled Downtown Los Angeles’s Pershing Square at the weekend to try to break a lightsaber fight record.

Star Wars fans to mount attempt on on lightsaber fight record.
Star Wars fans to mount attempt on on lightsaber fight record. Image by Nan Palmero / CC BY 2.0

Fans, inevitably, dressed as their favorite characters to battle other fans in just one of many similar events around the world organized by Newmindspace. The current record stands at 7000 lightsabers and the company hopes to smash that record with over 10,000 by the time they tally up the weekend’s results. Read more: laist.com