The Obama Administration has decided not to build a Death Star even though a petition reached the 25,000 signatures necessary. But that is not stopping the Star Wars fans from turning to crowd source funding site, Kickstarter, to seek funding to build the Death Star. Check out the Kickstarter project for an Open Source Death Star.
The project creator is seeking £20,000,000 in funds. The entire project will use open source hardware and software to keep the cost down. Wait, before you start putting £20,000,000 into the project, just want to point out that £20,000,000 is for the detailed plans to build a Death Star and enough chicken wire to protect reactor exhaust ports. The actual construction of the Death Star will happen when they reach the stretched goal of £543,000,000,000,000,00 ($850,000,000,000,000,000). Yikes!
OK, this is actually a joke. I’m actually surprised that Kickstarter agreed to it. But judging from the high initial goal amount, I doubt it will be successfully funded. Oh, by the way, the funding will end on 1 April 2013. Can’t wait to see the April Fools’ Day message.
Oh, and if the Dark Side is not your cup of tea, the Rebel Alliance has also created a Kickstarter project for the crowd source funding of a X-Wing Squadron to fight the Death Star.
PS: Some of you might notice that I’m a supporter for both Kickstarter project.