What's the big deal with the solid color thing? That's retarded. Who wants everything to be the same color!? Color coordination is what matters, and that thing isn't mismatched.
The way it works is basically a giant piece of artillery. Fire, bounce the giant laser blast(or whatever JD wants to call it) off a stealth satellite, then use the satellite to direct the massive death ray. Basically like a mirror.
This, of course, brings to bear the question, "Why not just fire it from space?" to which I reply, "This is Brikwars."