What the heck am I going to do with this Deathstar?

Oh man. I never realized what a peculiar position I was putting myself into. What the heck do you do with a 10 foot deathstar? I was so enamored with the idea that I would have a massive inflatable deathstar that I never really thought about what I would DO with it.

I feel somewhat like a dog who finally caught a car as it drove past. I started this project in January of 2011. Hard to believe it is finally done.

Let me hear your ideas and if you’re nice enough, I may post the construction video.

Here’s an old timelapse of me blowing it up back when I still worked at hackaday


Here are a few construction shots.


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14 Responses

  1. Dan Grimes says:

    Drop it from an airplane.

  2. Jeremy Cook says:

    Wow, I hadn’t seen that one yet. That is really incredible. Maybe you could hang it up somewhere with a lot of foot or car traffic. People would see it and really wonder what is up.

    Could be some good publicity, although it seems there would be a good chance of losing it, and a fairly small chance of legal problems. I’d put the odds at 50% of getting it back, 10% chance of legal problems. Not that I have any idea what I’m talking about.

  3. Stacie says:

    Levon said to put helium in it and let it go to see how high it goes before it pops. I say contact Chris and see if he has any wild ideas.. He is the ultimate Star Wars geek and does know props ideas. Good luck.. and well you can just deflate it and put it in your closet then once a year go to DisneyWorld on the Star Wars Days and inflate it in the middle of the Star Wars Parties 🙂 That would be awesome!! take pics of it with Jedi Mickey and all over disney!! but that is the photographer in me having fun!

  4. Dubhbairn says:

    Dress like small green planet yourself and put a sign on you that says “Alderaan”, then take your Death Star to Interfuse, Missouri’s regional Burning Man event. Tie fishing line to your Death Star, put some LEDs on it and fill it with helium. Then, no matter where you go at the event, you will have a death star stalking you and even waiting outside as you go to the restroom. People would really appreciate it there. 🙂 Cheers! -=Chris A=-

  5. Phillip Ryals says:

    I think the answer is obvious… hang it from a high place at night, high enough that you can see the details, but the support line can’t be seen. Aim a spot light at it.

    Then walk around the crowd saying, “That’s no moon…”

  6. TehMeh says:

    I know it’s kind of obvious but…

    Build an inflatable X-wing with high power lasers and then fill the Deathstar with Browns Gas?

  7. Aaron says:

    Do a sweded version of star wars with legos!!!

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