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Last month, the US government said no to a petition calling upon it to begin construction of a real life Death Star. Well, the Obama Administration apparently has a policy of not blowing up other planets. But, this is the era of empowered consumers, and that means it's time to do some crowdfunding!

The Open Souce Death Star Kickstarter has a goal of around $31 million, and before you ask, no, that's not actually the construction budget. Let's just say there will be a whole load more zeros added to the end for that.

Can it happen? Will it happen? What happens if it does? Failure is likely, but the dream of success is tantalizing.


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