So the US Government foolishly decided against building a Death Star last year. No matter, we the people are savvier than we look. That’s why someone in the UK decided to get the build started with a Kickstarter project for an open-source Death Star.
Right now the project runners are asking for £20 million for detailed plans and “enough chicken wire to protect reactor exhaust ports,” but the full build is likely to cost far more than that:
£543,000,000,000,000,00 ($850,000,000,000,000,000) to secure full funding for actual construction.
The project will use “open source hardware and software” to build the massive space station to keep costs down, so at least the project managers are thinking ahead.
You can pledge anything from £1, right through to £10 or more, which will get you your name etched on one of the Death Star’s service droids. It has 54 days to run, but already over £13,000 has been pledged.
Together, we can keep this galaxy “safe”. Relatively. [Kickstarter UK]