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What's the difference between thin and normal blade?

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In Star Wars Rebels, the lightsaber jedi hold is much thinner than normal ones.

The lightsabers in previous animation, Clone Wars had the same thickness as original trilogy and prequel movies but SW:Rebels is not.

Why lightsabers in SW:Rebels have to be thinner than former series?

It looks special to lightsaber users but I think it doesn't fit to Star Wars.

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Star Wars Rebels takes a lot of inspiration from Ralph Mcquarrie, the concept artist for the original trilogy. In his concepts, the lightsabers had very thin blades:

 

 

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The design of Zeb is Ralph's original Chewbacca concept. If you look through his artwork, you'll find all sorts. His original C-3PO even makes it into the show. :)

 

Here're some more examples of things you will probably recognise from episodes of Rebels:

 

 

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Star Wars Rebels takes a lot of inspiration from Ralph Mcquarrie, the concept artist for the original trilogy. In his concepts, the lightsabers had very thin blades:

 

 

fo9mxb4ylstgw1xuyrdu.png

 

 

The design of Zeb is Ralph's original Chewbacca concept. If you look through his artwork, you'll find all sorts. His original C-3PO even makes it into the show. :)

either that, or it's just the show's visual style - like TCW had those anatomically unrealistic models that looked like they were wood cut-outs -_-

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As is well-documented, Star Wars Rebels went right back to the source — original Star Wars concept artist Ralph McQuarrie — to provide the aesthetic blueprint for the series. Returning to McQuarrie’s work was a long time desire for executive producer Dave Filoni, an artist himself. Many of the vistas and cityscapes, including Lothal’s capital city, were inspired by McQuarrie’s designs — in fact, Filoni used McQuarrie artwork to show Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy how Rebels would look. Likewise, the character Zeb is modeled after McQuarrie’s own original idea for Chewbacca, and an earlier design for Jabba the Hutt appears on the show as Azmorigan, a crime boss. As Filoni told StarWars.com, “We wanted something that was going to be reminiscent of the original trilogy, so I suggested we base it on Ralph’s designs. I wanted to do that on Clone Wars, but honestly, we didn’t have the know-how to accomplish it at the time. We were able to do it with Rebels though, with round-shaped characters and things that were a bit more classic animation.”

- StarWars.com

 

Here's a more thorough interview from Hero Complex: http://herocomplex.latimes.com/tv/star-wars-rebels-ralph-mcquarrie-legacy-on-view-in-animated-series/#/6  ^_^

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