Hero Collector has just announced their newest subscription program that will allow Star Trek fans to build the U.S.S. Enterprise-D. Star Trek fans will be able to get regular deliveries of parts with simple instructions allowing them to create their very own 2-foot long replica of the iconic starship. Coming straight out of Star Trek: The Next Generation, the U.S.S. Enterprise-D is faithfully re-created and will be a perfect collectible for any fan of the beloved series. The replica is based on a careful study from different studio models that were actually used in filming the Enterprise on-screen. Hero Collectors die-cast replica will feature expert color matching, exact decals, and saucer in star Drive sections that can be separated. To make things even better, the starship will also include working internal lights that will illuminate the engines, navigation lights, ships windows, and the main deflector. This will be truly an exceptional model there any Star Trek fan that can get behind.
Every release of this Star Trek subscription will be packed with parts, instructions, and more that will please many Star Trek fans. From behind the scenes info, interviews, Star Trek art, and even the special design details on how the U.S.S. enterprise was created. This Star Trek subscription kit is more than just a model and will be great fun for many fans of the series. The kit will cost $12.90 with 4 kits arriving each month, fans can find more details, different subscription levels, and the subscription is located here.
"At over two feet long, the complete model is an exacting replica of the iconic starship from Star Trek: The Next Generation. The legendary Dan Curry, VFX producer on The Next Generation, as well as Deep Space Nine, Voyager, and Enterprise, says that this "beautiful model" was "such good quality that we could have used it for some of the shots we created for The Next Generation. Nowadays visual effects are mostly done with CG. This reminds me of the incredible models we used to work with for traditional effects, which were built by master craftsmen."
Based on a careful study of the different studio models used in filming, the model replicates every last detail of the U.S.S. Enterprise-D, from its phaser strips and RCS thrusters to the Captain's yacht, including:
- Expert color-matching to the starship's on-screen appearance
- Decals to capture the tiniest details of each component
- Saucer and stardrive sections that can be cleanly separated for display, just as seen on screen
- Working internal lights that match the original studio model, illuminating the ship's windows, engines, navigation lights, and main deflector
- Separate power sources for the stardrive and saucer sections, to keep both lit
"Every issue in this subscription comes with simple instructions, labelled and color-coded for ease of assembly – and is also packed with extra features for Star Trek fans. With each delivery, you'll build a collector's guide of behind the scenes information, insightful interviews, and astounding art from the people who made TNG, starting with how Andy Probert designed the Enterprise-D itself!"