That’s no moon.


Since the Whitehouse officially shot down (hurr hurr) the previous call to build a death star a few weeks back, the rest of the dark side-backed world has taken matters into its own hands. THIS Kickstarter project is seeking to raise enough funding to get its own Death Star project off the ground and orbiting the nearest rebel planet in short order. Right now, the initial goal is to raise GBP 20,000,000 (about USD 31.6M) to create more detailed plans and “enough chicken wire to protect reactor exhaust ports.” They also have a stretch goal of GBP 543,000,000,000,000,00 (about USD850,000,000,000,000,000) which will allow them to begin actual construction. The project leads have ensured that open-source software and hardware will be used in order to keep the project costs reasonable. As of this posting, there are 49 days left before the pledges close, and they have managed to raise GBP 240,820. There’s still a bit to go, dso get your cash in! The creators of he project have said that the project is a joke, but one is left to wonder what will happen if, in fact, funding can be raised. There really is only one way to find out.