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The architects of the Death Star and their supervisors have a lot to answer for. They left the weapon with an Achille’s Heel, and the vulnerability brought them to their knees. Sure, the galaxy was saved, but think of all the innocent lives that were lost! Dorkly imagined a letter from the dude who installed the exhaust ports, and he makes a hilarious defense for his reasoning and claims it’s not his fault. He blames the Force and ultimately turns it all back on Darth Vader.

Check out the clever letter in full after the break.

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Some people see Jesus in their toast, I see the Death Star on the wall. I noticed this knot on the wall while I was having breakfast with my family at DW Diner in Merrimack, New Hampshire on Sunday morning. It was right next to me, threatening, just waiting to blast my chocolate chip waffle to bits. Thankfully it did not fire on our breakfast, although I may ask for a different table next week to avoid any Imperial entanglements.

(via Nicole Wakelin)

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Hold on to your Leia buns, President Obama has plans for the Death Star. Even though the White House responded with a no-go to the successful petition requesting the government build a fully operational battle station, maybe the President has changed his mind (or maybe the internet and Photoshop changed his mind for him). Either way, he looks exceptionally happy about holding the plans. Keep an eye on the sky just in case a new moon sized object starts appearing.

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That’s no moon, it’s a Christmas ornament! Yes, I did have to include that in here somewhere. This LED Death Star ornament was made by craftycounterparts using a clear acrylic ball, LED tealights, clay, and a little spray paint. They’ve even posted step-by-step instructions so you can add a little Imperial touch to your tree this year.

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Sure, we all know how it met its demise, but how did it come to be in the first place? The Imperial Death Star: Owner’s Workshop Manual gives you diagrams, specs, photographs and even a laughable but wonderful commentary from Grand Moff Tarkin himself. You’ll also get a bit on the history of the Death Star and a look at the second one that appeared in Return of the Jedi.

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death star soccer ball

Getting a soccer ball into a goal successfully is almost like landing the opening of the thermal exhaust port on the Death Star. There are less explosions in soccer though. Still – you can feel like you’re destroying the space station by kicking this ball where it counts! It was made for Celebration Europe II but, luckily for you, there are some leftover. It’s a size 5 soccer ball, but it’s not necessarily meant for regulation playing. Then again, when did the Empire ever play by the rules?

Order now! It’s available in limited quantities only.

Product Page ($29.99)


Experiencing the Death Star trench run in real life would be too scary for me – narrow roads are bad enough. Lego is a much safer way to experience the epic battle over Yavin. Flickr user Abathar photographed this model of the rebellion’s turning point, and it’s epic. I especially like how the ships are on sliders you can move around for reenactment purposes.

(Flickr via Geekologie)

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Who doesn’t need a Death Star with an exploding Alderaan in her house? This fabulous focal piece was made by artist Michael Riley. The top features the second Death Star in all its glory (yes, everyone is aware Alderaan wasn’t around for the second battle station), and the laser blowing up the planet appears to be lit with LEDs. The bits of the Alderaan also light up. Because it’s awesome like that.

The coffee table was commissioned by a Star Wars collector, but it fell through. If you’re interested in owning this beauty, email michaelrileydesign [at]

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Everyone agreed it was impossible, yet a farmboy from Tatooine took the shot and saved the day. It’s hard to believe, and maybe we shouldn’t. This parody video titled Luke’s Change is done in the style of the 9/11 conspiracty video Loose Change and will give conspiracy theorists plenty to rant about until Episode VII hits theaters.

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Once the Death Star kickstarter launched it was only a matter of time before the Rebels plotted something similar. It comes in the form of a kickstarter to build one X-Wing and train one pilot so they can blow up the Death Star. Their goal is to raise $11 million and they’ve even set stretch goals that will allow them to turn their one ship into a squadron and add on a YT-1300 freighter. Of course, this is all just a joke in response to the Death Star kickstarter, but I’m updating my resume and going heavy on my piloting skills, just in case.

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