Sadly the US Government has decided to stop the construction of a new Deathstar before the first Storm Trooper even picks up a welder. It is a terrible shame after the massive interest generated by the petition late last year.
I was particularly amused however by the effort that the Government employees put in to the… response to the petition and especially a big up to Barack Obama for his tweet on the subject. It is good to see that the leader of the most powerful nation on the planet (debatable?) has got a sense of humour. I am not sure that this is something that would have come out of the Bush administration and the humour would almost certainly have been lost on Mitt Romney.