It was only a matter of time I suppose.
In an attempt to defend themselves from attempts to find funding to have a Death Star built. ( http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/461687407/kickstarter-open-source-death-star?ref=live )
Simon Kwan out of Shanghai has started this Kickstarter page to finance the creation and pilot training program of an X-Wing fighter. With 46 days to go he has successfully raised over 250 thousand dollars.
Simon believes he can achieve to goal with a mere 11 million dollars, and has come up with some pretty impressive stretch goals to go along with this project.
the first being a full squandron of X-Wings being built, The second consist of constructing the Corellian Freighter made famous by the Rogue Han Solo and his trusty companion Chewbacca. finally the 3rd involves building the Y-Wing Bomber.
Simon Acknowledges that the “Empire” is doing one thing right this time, and that is open sourcing the Death Star Design. So he will have to find a new weakness because one can only assume they are going to cover up that damn exhaust port.
If your interested in contributing, well… may the force be with you because your wallet may be empty but your heart will be full with the knowledge that you did your part to stem the expansion of the Evil Empire!