I don’t know what’s crazier: that someone started a Kickstarter project to raise £20,000,000 to build a Death Star or that people have actually pledged £206,822 towards it.
For a weapon of mass destruction, people sure seem to like the Death Star. Citizens in the U.S. tried to petition the government to consider construction of one and now this. At least the folks behind the Kickstarter campaign – Gnut Co – are making it clear that it’s a joke. They state the following under the risks and challenges header:
The only risk is the power of the Force.
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.
Uh-huh. Do not underestimate the power of the Force, my friends. It seems far-fetched, but crazier things have happened. I expect Kickstarter or Lucasfilm/Disney will shut it down before they can even get close to the goal though. At least… I hope so.