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Heroic Kickstarter Wants To Build A 13-Foot Star Destroyer

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LEGO builder Thomas Benedikt has big dreams. He wants to build a LEGO version of a Super Star Destroyer. And yes, there's an official model of an SSD already available, but it's only 4-feet long. Thomas wants to build one over three times larger.

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One catch: that takes a lot of LEGO bricks. So Thomas has set up a Kickstarter (via Brothers Brick) that's looking for $15,000, which he says will mostly cover the cost of getting hold of "over 20,000 light gray tile pieces, which any Lego builder will tell you are scarce and expensive."

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The plans - which themselves took over 1000 hours to put together using modelling software - call for a LEGO starship of nightmarish proportions. If finished, this Star Destroyer will clock in at:

Pieces: 90,000

Weight: 100kg (220 pounds)

Surface Area: 53 square feet

Dimensions: 12'6" x 4'1" x 1'

The plans also call for around 5000 LED lights to be placed throughout the ship to give it that "lit windows in space" look.

Note that this isn't your average Kickstarter. There's little material benefit here to backers aside from some photos and plans for a smaller Star Destroyer. Instead, it appears to be aimed more at the LEGO building community, where folks who could never dream of putting together something so big themselves might back it just to see someone take the project on.

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Chad_Sexington
Chad_Sexington

While that is super bad-ass I don't understand a kickstarter that has absolutely no benefit to the contributor. Even the potato salad kickstarter at least had the humour aspect. This is just some dude asking for money so he can contribute to his own "garage-ist" hobby.