A plastic Star Wars BB-8 toy? Gosh no, that’s for the commoners! If you’re serious about your paraphernalia sourced from a galaxy far away, then the only item that will satisfy your lofty demands is this incredibly shiny 18-carat gold BB-8, studded with 860 diamonds.
Crafted by the folks at Kay Jewelers, this $US135,000 marvel is destined for a charity auction, the proceeds of which will go to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, based in Memphis.
According to Leah Melby at Glamour, the dazzling artefact took 600 hours to make, weighs around 700g and stands 10.79cm tall.
Here’s the (very short) making-of video if you’d like to how this expensive marvel was crafted.