The Skywalker family lightsaber from Star Wars is going up for auction

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Jun 9, 2017

The Skywalker lightsaber prop used in the first two Star Wars films can be yours for a modest sum.

Yeah, right. Try more like somewhere between $150,000 and $250,000, which is what the lightsaber is expected to fetch when it's auctioned off at the end of this month by Profiles in History.

But then again, this is the real lightsaber prop used in both A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back, the one that once belonged to Anakin Skywalker and was passed on to his son Luke by Obi-Wan Kenobi (Luke, of course, lost it again when dad chopped his hand off at the end of Empire).

And no, the saber isn't one of the items that was stolen from that collection of Star Wars memorabilia recently. For decades, it's been the property of producer Gary Kurtz, who produced the first two films and is including a personalized letter with the item to certify authenticity.

The auction will take place June 26 through June 28 in Los Angeles, and if the Skywalker family heirloom is just out of your reach financially, there are other awesome items to bid on as well. Some of those include Leonardo DiCaprio’s screen-used main costume from Titanic (predicted to sell for $100,000 to $150,000); Bill Paxton’s space-marine armor from Aliens (expected to go for a more reasonable $10,000 to $15,000); the screen-used Atlantean sword from Conan the Barbarian (originally owned by director John Milius and estimated to sell for $40,000 to $60,000); and Charlie Bucket’s screen-used Golden Ticket from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (originally owned by director Mel Stuart and expected to sell for $40,000 to $60,000).

Okay, so most of us probably can't afford any of those either. But we've posted some photos below so you can stare and dream, and you can also check out the entire auction list here.

May the Force -- or a winning lottery ticket -- be with you.

(via io9)