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The Death Star is a 60 person bus with roof deck disguised to look like the night sky with a 20' diameter brilliantly lit DEATH STAR hovering above!
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We are building a Mutant Vehicle for Burning Man 2010. Like any good dream the extent of the cost has almost (but not quite) escaped us. We have finalized our bus purchase. The compressed natural gas bus could not become a reality, but instead we have a very reliable powerful bus that will have no problem climbing over the Sierra's "tiny" mountains! We will be outfitting the bus with its rooftop deck and rails in San Francisco peninsula all August and final assembly of the tower and sphere will be in opening days of the Burn on the playa. Yes, there really is a main laser that participants can fire. (the combine effect as is the procedure for passengers to fire the laser is a secret!)

Help us create magic piece of mobile art, decorate the playa, sail a city starship through the desert stars, freak out the chemically augmented and make our hard work a reality.

See more pictures:
http://picasaweb.google.com/Dan.Kauffold/BurningMan2010MutantVehicleDeathStar...

If we exceed the funding goal we still hope and have time to outfit the interior with our dream of red draped and lighted, "mahogany" bookshelf lounge.

See more updates on our blog
http://deathcarburningman.blogspot.com/

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    Participant: Thank you, Burning Man is not for spectators but for people who help make things happen and this one couldn't happen without you. Photo of the Death Star** signed by the 4 (hopefully more!) creators.

    **suitable for framing :)

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    San Francisco Bus Party - can't make it to Burning Man? No problem, after the Burn we will host a San Francisco bus party! Cruise the streets in style and enjoy the roof deck at our our beautiful City's scenic overlooks.

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    San Francisco Bus Party - can't make it to Burning Man? No problem, after the Burn we will host a San Francisco bus party! Cruise the streets in style and enjoy the roof deck at our our beautiful City's scenic overlooks. Note it doesn't matter which of the two "SF Bus Party rewards" you pick. After we get back from Burning Man, we will clean the bus, clean it again and then end out an email with dates for people to pick the date of the tour. I suspect we will have to have two tour dates to ensure everybody can go. (don't stress we are keeping the bus two maybe three years so there will be lots of opportunity)

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    Donor: Thank you for helping us make this happen! Private Donor BRC tour on Thursday Night (9/2) I will msg you with our camp location as we are too big to drive on BRC streets. (you have to buy your own ticket, transportation, etc to Burning Man 2010)

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    Grand Donor: Thank you very much for your generous support. Guaranteed spot on the roof deck for you +1 for the Burn! (you have to buy your own ticket, transportation, etc to Burning Man 2010)

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    You are a limited partner: Be as involved (or not) as you want! Help build it, hang out full time on the top deck, whatever! Guaranteed spot on the roof deck for you +3 for the Burn! (you have to buy your own ticket, transportation, etc to Burning Man 2010)

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    You are a full partner: Be as involved (or not) as you want! You get to drive the bus (test first), help build it, hang out full time on the top deck. Guaranteed spot on the roof deck for you +20% capacity for the Burn! (you have to buy your own ticket, transportation, etc to Burning Man 2010)

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