If there’s one thing you can count on in the Star Wars universe, it’s that if you build a big round killer space station, it’s sure to have some kind of major weakness that can be exploited to blow it to smithereens. In the case of the original Death Star, it was the exhaust port. For the Death Star II, its deflector shield could be remotely deactivated. This Death Star’s vulnerability? It’s made out of cardboard and hot glue.
YouTuber Epic Cardboard Props does exactly what his name says, and creates amazing props and replicas out of cardboard. He’s built all kinds of amazing constructions, including a cardboard Millennium Falcon, a cardboard Space Shuttle, a cardboard M41a pulse rifle, and this here cardboard Death Star II, which is based on the space station’s look prior to its construction being completed.
It’s a pretty amazing build with lots of nifty details, like those exposed interior floors made from stacked up layers of cardboard. The build video shows how he put it all together, and offers lots of tips and tricks should you decide to make your own cardboard Death Star.
Like what you see? You can support Epic Cardboard Props’ future build efforts on Patreon, or you can purchase templates for his various designs from his shop. The Death Star II template is just $1.99, and all you need is a bunch of cardboard, some hot glue, an X-Acto knife, and an endless supply of time and patience.