You Won't Believe How Much These Famous Movie Props Sold For

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Over the course of the filming of the first Star Wars movie, the team went through three handmade lightsaber hilts. They all made it through the production process, and the first two got auctioned off in 2008 and 2017. They were bought for $240,000 and $450,000, respectively. The third was donated to Ripley's Believe it or Not!


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