But Why?: $135,000 Gold & Diamond BB-8 Droid Figurine

December 2, 2015


Disney teamed up with Kay Jewelers (allegedly every kiss begins with K, although I've heard several stories of very special kisses that began with 'Hey Mister, You Looking For A Good Time?') to create this 4-inch BB-8 made entirely out of gold and diamonds. It took over 600 hours to craft, weighs a pound and a half, and contains over 860 diamonds. The piece is estimated to be worth around $135,000 and will be auctioned off later this month to support St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. So at least it's going to a good cause. You think there's a Star Wars fan out there willing to pay over $100,000 for a gold and diamond BB-8? PROBABLY. Some of those nerds make serious money, man.

Keep going for a closeup and a video of BlingBling-8 being crafted.


Thanks to my pal Terry, who I have every intention of using to smuggle this thing out of the auction in his butt. Honestly, I'd do it myself but I still have a Picasso up there.

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