In anticipation of last month’s release of the latest Star Wars movie, Rogue One (a prequel to the original Star Wars set during the dark times of the Galactic Civil War), the city of Madrid, Spain had something special planned.
As reported by 3Ders, “a giant 3D printer in downtown Madrid is currently fabricating a huge two-meter-wide 3D printed Death Star…the large-scale 3D printer was provided by US company ErectorBot.”
“Star Wars franchise owner Disney…asked…ErectorBot to ship over one of its massive machines so it can be used in a public 3D printing of a huge plastic Death Star…The giant FDM 3D printer, whose installation was approved by the Madrid municipality, is located in the famous Puerta de Alcala square, and is enclosed in a large glass cube.”
This large glass cube “allows spectators to monitor the printing progress of the populous, planet-destroying orb…the plastic Death Star is being printed in PLA, and will measure two meters in diameter and weigh over 100 kilograms once completed.”
“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story has its Spanish premiere on December 15th, and the 3D printed Death Star should be finished three days after that.”
May the force be with this ErectorBot!
Image and Quotes Courtesy of Disney, Lucasfilm, and 3Ders