This Death Star-funding story just became a trilogy. First, the White House shot down a petition to build a Death Star. Then, a team took to Kickstarter to crowdfund a Death Star. Now it's Return of the Jedi: a team is looking for $11 million to build a fleet of X-Wings, and it's already got more than $100,000.
From the Kickstarter:
And here are the schematics they've got listed.
So, three Star Wars funding gags. Still pretty funny! But let's not make the mistake of delving into prequel territory, guys.
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