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Crowdfunding Rebel Alliance X-Wing Squadron

A project in Shanghai, China by Simon Kwan

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We must defend ourselves against the Empire's Death Star! Join the Rebel Alliance!
Backers: 643
Average Pledge Per Backer: $1121

Funded: $721,036 of $11,000,000
Dates: Feb 8th -> Apr 1st (52 days)
Project By: Simon Kwan
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Latest News

That Was Fun :-)

April 4th - via: kickstarter.com
Hiya Rebels, Glad to see your comments in response to my little April Fool's Joke :-) Hope no one pooped their flight suits! It's been a lot of fun running the X-Wing campaign. Thank you all for being a part of the fun, and for adding to the... (Read More)

'Star Wars' X-wing fighters claim victory over Death Star on Kickstarter

April 2nd - via: cosmiclog.nbcnews.com
Supporters of the Kickstarter campaign to build a fleet of X-wing fighters raised $721,036, while a competing campaign to design a Death Star battle station raised 328,613 British pounds, or just under $500,000. None of the supporters had to pay up, however, because the campaigns finished up far short of their funding goals. (Read More)

'Star Wars' X-wing fighters claim victory over Death Star on Kickstarter

April 2nd - via: wrcbtv.com
Sorry, "Star Wars" fans: A real-life Death Star and the X-wing fighters to bring it down won't be built anytime soon. First the White House snubbed a petition calling on the government to build the Death Star. Now two Kickstarter projects aimed at building a fully operational battle station as well as an X-wing fleet have fallen far short of their multimillion-dollar funding goals. (Read More)

You Have Authorized a Payment to Kickstarter, Inc., Simon Kwan

April 1st - via: kickstarter.com
This post is for backers only. Please visit Kickstarter.com and log in to read. (Read More)

9 Hours Left to Go + Death Star Trench Toss

April 1st - via: kickstarter.com
Hey Rebels! The Death Star has failed to raise enough funds to even get enough chicken wire to cover a reactor exhaust port! Thanks to all of you for your support and especially for those $10K pledges and increases in our final days and hours. While... (Read More)

Dj Grandpa's Crib: Mr. Y and Mr. X [podcast]

Discover the artists, singers, producers, entrepreneurs, game developers, and inventors of the future at DJ Grandpa's Crib, the unofficial Kickstarter Podcast. With a fresh voice and inspiring interviews, this weekly podcast celebrates the creative genius in each of us. Don’t miss a single episode! (Read More)

The Final Countdown...

March 26th - via: kickstarter.com
Dear Rebel Alliance, In a scant 6 days, our campaign to raise funds to built an X-Wing fighter to combat the intergalactic threat of the Death Star will come to a close. We are still ahead of the Death Star in terms of funding (and in terms of FUN),... (Read More)


March 20th - via: kickstarter.com

Here's who's going to build our X-Wing...

March 18th - via: kickstarter.com
OK, no, not really, but his ambitions are no less, well, ambitious: http://exospace.wordpress.com/  (Read More)

This is Madness!

March 17th - via: kickstarter.com
via: DesignTaxi To find out which ‘Star Wars’ character fans adore the most, Lucasfilm will be launching a new character tournament. Titled ‘This is Madness’, it features a bracket-style tournament where fans get to vote on daily match-ups... (Read More)

Our Rebel Alliance is Your Lasting Legacy...

March 13th - via: kickstarter.com
This post is for backers only. Please visit Kickstarter.com and log in to read. (Read More)

Half a Million! Oh yeah!

March 1st - via: kickstarter.com
You Rebels ROCK! Our campaign just pushed past the $500K mark. That's a cool half million smackeroos :-) Around mid-week, a couple of our Jedi trainees pulled out. Perhaps they went to the dark side... perhaps they needed their cash for something... (Read More)

Kickstarter Death Star Opposed By Rival Attempt To Fund Open-Source X-Wing Squadron

February 25th - via: adafruit.com
Yes, we are talking Star Wars, and yes these are actual real-world crowdfunding efforts currently underway, though both are tens of millions short of being funded at present. But the existence of these projects brings up an interesting question. (Read More)

Crowdfunding Star Wars — Kickstarter Campaign For Death Star Construction Aims To Raise $30M

February 17th - via: singularityhub.com
Coming off as something that belongs on the web’s go-to source for tongue-and-cheek humor, The Onion, the Death Star project was posted at the beginning of February with a pledge goal of £20 million British pounds for open source plans for the monstrous battle station. Four days later, another crowdsource project was posted on the site, this time saying, “We must defend ourselves against the Empire’s Death Star! Join the Rebel Alliance!” and asked for $11 million from backers. (Read More)

X-Wing Squadron Kickstarter project: Does crowdfunding need to become more serious?

February 13th - via: slate.com
Fear not, sons and daughters of the rebellion! A new Kickstarter project promises to raise enough money to build a squadron of “proton torpedo armed X-Wing fighters” to ward off the impending construction of a crowdfunded Deathstar! At the $10,000 backer level, you’ll even get training by Yoda himself—a steal. (Read More)

Kickstarter: The SIMPLcase Is An iPhone 5 Case For The Globetrotting SIM Switcher

February 12th - via: techcrunch.com
A new Kickstarter project from the same people who brought you the X-Wing joke campaign proposes to make keeping track of those SIMs and navigating international border-crossing much easier, with a simple design that adds a couple of simple twists to a basic low-profile iPhone case design. (Read More)

The Rebel Alliance strikes back: X-wing on Kickstarter

February 11th - via: cnet.com.au
Not allowing humanity to fall vulnerable to a Death Star, a new Kickstarter has sprung up to provide us with a defence against it: the dogfighter that took down the original Death Star. (Read More)

Kickstarter campaign on to build real-life X-Wing fighter

February 11th - via: gmanetwork.com
"If George Lucas produced 'Star Wars IV, A New Hope,' for $11,000,000 we figure we can finance a prototype of an X-Wing and train a pilot," it quoted organizer Simon Kwan, a product designer in Shanghai, as saying. (Read More)

X-Wing Squadron Kickstarter Raises $100K To Strike Back Against Death Star Kickstarter

February 11th - via: popsci.com
This Death Star-funding story just became a trilogy. First, the White House shot down a petition to build a Death Star. Then, a team took to Kickstarter to crowdfund a Death Star. Now it's Return of the Jedi: a team is looking for $11 million to build a fleet of X-Wings, and it's already got more than $100,000. (Read More)

Kickstarter Campaign to Fund X-Wings to Stop the Death Star

February 10th - via: geekosystem.com
Thursday I wrote about a Kickstarter campaign that was trying to raise money for Death Star research, and I called it the crowdfunding site's jump-the-shark moment. My concern was that if Kickstarter starts letting stuff like that through, it would soon be overrun with nothing but joke campaigns. Now there's a campaign to fund an X-Wing squadron to stop the Death Star campaign. This is exactly the kind of thing I was talking about. (Read More)

$11 million sought to build X-wing, counter Kickstarter Death Star

February 10th - via: news.cnet.com
A campaign vows to fight the Empire by building an X-wing squad. Also promised: a Millennium Falcon for 13 million Galactic Standard Credits. Read this article by Tim Hornyak on CNET. (Read More)

X-Wing Squadron Seeks $11M On Kickstarter For Measured Response To Funding Of Intergalactic Weapon

February 9th - via: techcrunch.com
The Death Star may be well on its way to Kickstarter success, with £224,596 pledged out of total £20,000,000 goal, but its construction won’t go unopposed. Rebel forces have rallied to crowdfund a means to oppose Imperial tyranny, in the form of an X-Wing fighter and a pilot trained to use it to take down any moon-sized space stations that may end up floating around in the void. (Read More)

Rebel Group Seeks $11 Million On Kickstarter To Build X-Wing

February 9th - via: inquisitr.com
“At first, we laughed. When we stopped laughing (because it kind of hurt, how hard we were laughing) we realized that it was an ingenious plot by the Empire to use the power of the people against us! We can’t let this new Death Star go unchallenged, so we’re raising funds to form a new Rebel Alliance and construct a fleet of proton torpedo armed X-Wing fighters to take down this new Death Star.” (Read More)

News Flash: Shark Jump in Progress?

February 8th - via: caffeineforge.com
Jumping the shark (per Wikipedia): Jumping the shark is an idiom created by Jon Hein that is used to describe the moment in the evolution of a television show when it begins a decline in quality that is beyond recovery. The phrase is also used to refer to a particular scene, episode, or aspect of a show in which the writers use some type of “gimmick” in a desperate attempt to keep viewers’ interest. (Read More)

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