An Incredibly Rare Chunk Of The Death Star From "Star Wars Episode IV" Is Being Auctioned Off Right Now

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An Incredibly Rare Chunk Of The Death Star From "Star Wars Episode IV" Is Being Auctioned Off Right Now eBay

A long time ago (1977), in a galaxy far, far away (Hollywood), a bloke who worked on creating the Death Star smuggled a section out of the building and hid it for 37 years.

When the incredibly rare piece of movie memorabilia eventually surfaced, it was snapped up by Star Wars collector Steve Grad - who has now handed it over to be auctioned off on eBay.

"These pieces were used to shoot the altitude effects outside of the studio, for one of the most iconic scenes in the original Star Wars: the assault on the Death Star," the item description reads.

"Many of these sectional pieces did not survive after shooting and were discarded to landfill. This prop has been in existence for approximately 41 years and is a one-of-a-kind piece of memorabilia."

The piece - which measures 60cm X 30cm - has "complex modelling" which recreates the "raised elevations and valleys of the Death Star" and comes in a customised display case.

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If you're the lucky bidder, you'll also get your hands on two letters of authenticity from Lorne Peterson and Jonathan Erland, two of the critical employees of Industrial Light and Magic, which created the props for Lucasfilm.

The bidding is currently sitting at just under AUD$14,000 and has another six days to go which, let's be honest, doesn't bode well for our chances.

But if you're still determined to give it a crack, you'll have to go through a screening process; only genuine Star Wars fans need apply.

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