A Kickstarter has been created to build an open source Death Star.
The campaign comes following the US government's refusal to build a Death Star despite calls by the public to do so. The campaign's creators are looking to raise £20,000,000 over the next 54 days to build their Death Star.
Donors who donate more than £10 will also get a droid named after them.
"In November 2012 the people asked for a Death Star. The government said no. In light of continuing threats we should build it ourselves," wrote the campaigns creators on the projects Kickstarter page.
Last month, the tax-paying US public demanded the Obama administration build a Death Star. But the administration declined the idea citing the excessive expense involved in building a destroyer of planets.
However, Joe public is not so easily dissuaded. Following the rejection a Kickstarter was started to build an open source Death Star. Open Source, obviously, may be a bad idea as the blue prints for a Death Star can never land in the hands of the rebels.
The campaign currently has the modest goal of £20,000,000. However, the Kickstarter's stretch goal is for £543,000,000,000,000,000. A goal even the campaign's backers say they will not reach.
"The main challenge is assuring Kickstarter that this is a joke and not a serious project. As proof, the goal has been set high enough to make successful funding almost impossible," said the campaigners on the their Kickstarter page.
06 Feb 2013