- Even ignoring the PT, many people have complained that DS2 was nearing completion in too short a time, so I thought that a less completed version might mitigate that complaint.
Once you know how to design/build something, it would more than likely take a much shorter time to do it again.
Was about to say the same.
Plus you already have experience, you know the flaws, you know what to correct etc…
I would build the same, but better.
An Empire had to start growing, and because of that, the research still being done, and all of the production delays, it took a whole 19 years for the Death Star I to be fully finished. It only took 4 years for the Death Star II to be built because by then, the Empire was in full power.
And it sounds like the book canon says that they finished the superstructure years ago, it just took them a decade to make the weapon work. Now that they know how to do that, they just have to mount the weapon on a frame and hook it up to a reactor.
Near the opening of Rogue One is where they added the dish onto it, which was the finishing touch.
And yet in Revenge of the Sith we see them building the dish as part of the frame of the station. Maybe it got broked up 😄