When it comes to specialty tools and gadgets, I'm a simple man. One of such simple items is the Star Wars Death Star Ice Tray Molds. They are pretty easy to find and usually come in packs. On Amazon, you could get 6 of them for about $27. That's about $4.50 each. It's not too pricey if you are looking for some creative items. It's made of silicon, so it doesn't break easy and super easy to clean.
It's also not difficult to use. You pour water through the hole on the top. Squeeze out a little bit extra because water expands when frozen, and place it in your freezer. Then, you wait.
I have not timed how long it would take for the water to freeze to an acceptable level. I usually put them in the freezer before work or before bed so I can enjoy a nice ice cube in my drinks afterwards.
Why would you want it? Because you get to have Death Star "ice cubes". On a lot of the reviews, customers lament that the ice weren't as clear and defined like in the picture above. That doesn't bother me. Mine seem to turn out okay likely due to the fact I let them sit in the freezer overnight.
I have only used tap water to mold so far. The water in Utah has a lot of mineral content, so I wasn't too surprised with the somewhat dull looking ice. I may try to use filtered spring water or even distilled in the future as suggested by the manufacturer.
Aside from making the obvious ice, I want to mold other food items. The easiest one I could think about is jello, or any gelatin food items. That would be an experiment for another time.
Should you get it? This particular mold could make things a bit more fun for your social gatherings. It's also a nice tool for children making creative food items.