I started desgining this holocron more than a year ago with the intention of actually building it as you see in the render, the centre pyramid would be made of ruby red tinted polycarbonate with coated aluminium or stainless pieces (the dark gold bits) and stainless steel mesh and gold plated thin sheet stainless steel for the circuit tracks. It was to encase an SSD of at least 500mb or 1TB. It would be internally lit so it would flicker as would a normal light on any external HDD when in use. My intention for this design was never for it to sit on a shelf as a discussion piece, but for it to be a functional piece of artwork. This is a completely custom design, sorry if this offends any purists out there, but the holocron designs from Star Wars literature are to me, rather bland in design and detail to say the least. But to build it the the way I wanted with the intricate design of individual pieces plus adding an SSD into the mix would of made it far to expensive to produce (or have a limited market to sell too), plus the fact that it being called a "Holocron" I would have no way of selling it anyway unless I was lucky to strike up a deal with Lucas Arts. I feel that without the functionality of an external hard drive it would be an expensive, yet fancy looking paper weight, so I wouldnt want to exclude this part of the design. I am not a replica builder per se but I am an engineer that grew up on Star Wars and love to make things, so I thought I post it up to see what you guys might think. Its still a work in progress, I have started doing some sketches for a Jedi "cubic" design as well (custom of course).