Had the Death Star been real, it would have cost more money than the entire galaxy had -- or it at least seems that way.
That's 852 with 15 zeros following it. I know, that figure is insane. You know what that means. It means Emperor Palpatine and Darth Vader were rolling in the money like filthy rich rappers. I guess ruling the Galactic Empire isn't so terrible when you're ballin'.
Finally putting some questions to rest, the smart folk over at Centives calculated how much iron it would take to build the planet-destroying space station and even figured out how long it would take to build.
Here's the reality-check breakdown:
It's a good thing Vader and Palpatine had a Clone army or else the Death Star could have taken an eternity to construct. Life's always better with clones. Don't you agree?