The logo is 36,400 light years across.
Some people are casual gamers. Some people are dedicated fans. And then there’s Commander Malibu, an Elite Dangerous pilot who spent a month—a real, Earth-time month—drawing the game’s logo across the spiraling face of the Milky Way galaxy.
The logo is roughly 36,400 light years across and required a journey of 375,000 light years, through 6500 jumps, to complete. And it took a freakin’ month, as you can see in the time lapse video above.
“Basically, what I did was to transform some points of the real elite logo into coordinates (X and Z), then I manually looked at my galaxy map, for each of those points, and bookmark a system at the designated coordinates. But I didn’t use any existing, or known POI system in my route,” Malibu explained.
“I didn’t even allow myself to go to any outpost to repair my ship, I had to call the magnificent Fuel Rats for some emergency hull repair.”
For the benefit of anyone who’d like to follow in his footsteps, he shared the bookmarks used to plan the expedition on Pastebin.