Those of you eager to build your own mini Slave 1 can now do so thanks to multiplex, Martin and input from the Brickset community in the comments to this article.
I haven't found a scan of the instructions online anywhere but multiplex has created a parts list, and Martin has created instructions in MLCAD. I've combined them into a single PDF which you can download exclusively from Brickset.
I'm a few parts short so I've just ordered from BrickLink. I'll post a picture when I've built it.
Update: Brickset member Hygrotus has provided us with a scan of the official instructions.
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