The Alderaan Shard is a piece of flotsam found drifitng in the Alderaan debris field. It turns out those Alderaan folks were more involved in the Rebellion than they admitted to. It can be risky to fight evil, and Alderaan paid the ultimate price.
The Shard is made from 1/8" honeycomb fiberglass board that was cut, torn, beaten, twisted, and burned to make it look like it came from an exploded building. The Rebel Alliance propaganda poster and stickers were things I found on the Internet and liked. I made the other pieces from various new and junk parts. I threw the Shard on the floor and used my foot to scrape it along the garage floor to add the scratches and used a torch to burn the edges.
I have also built a second version of the Shard that features LEDs and works with my garage doors.