Perhaps the problem with the Death Stars wasn't the ridiculous design flaw, but rather that they were constructed from the wrong materials. Maybe if that first moon-sized space station were made from, say, bamboo, the Battle of Yavin would've ended differently. Or at least with more splinters.
To celebrate Star Wars Day, woodworker Frank Howarth has released a time-lapse video demonstrating how he meticulously handcrafted a Death Star from bamboo. "It's all fairly simple," he assures.
(via The Awesomer)