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

December 2, 2015

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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.

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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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