It’s not every day you get the chance to own an original piece of Star Wars memorabilia. And we’re not talking Jar Jar Binks’ head or some other rubbish. No, this is a genuine chunk of the Empire’s planet-destroying spaceship — the Death Star — and it’s being auctioned off, right now, on eBay.
The rare piece, which is believed to be around 41 years old, was use to shoot “one of the most iconic scenes in the original Star Wars: the assault on the Death Star”, according to the auction’s description.
Apparently, not many of these sectional pieces survived once filming was completed, though this one managed to get through unscathed, only to pop up again in 2014. It was kept in a collector’s vault for a few years, before ending up on eBay, where the current bid is $US5900 ($7816).
Expensive, yes, but it does come with free international shipping.
The lucky buyer will not only get the section, but a custom display case (above) and letters of authenticity from former Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) employees Jonathan Erland and Lorne Peterson.
Note that if you do place a bid, you’l likely need to be pre-screened first. A form to do that is available online.