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Exclusive First Look At Star Trek Movie Enterprise Model + More Round 2 Trek Model Previews June 16, 2009

by John Tenuto , Filed under: Replicas,Star Trek (2009 film),TOS , trackback

Since the film came out, many have been asking if there was going to be a model kit for the new USS Enterprise from Star Trek. And the answer is: yes! TrekMovie has all the exclusive details and a first look from Round 2 at their first Star Trek movie model, along with all the details about for the other ‘classic’ Trek models coming out later this year and into 2010 and beyond.


The New Movie Version of the USS Enterprise
During the second half of 2010, Round 2 will be releasing a brand new 1:2500 scale (11.5") snap-together model of the Ryan Church redesigned USS Enterprise from the new Star Trek feature film. While snap together, Round 2 has created their model directly from CGI scans provided by ILM and promises that demanding and talented model makers will not be disappointed by the detailing. Being snap together, the model is accessible to both novice and experienced model makers. The model will also include decals and a pose-able display stand. 

Early packaging design for Star Trek movie Enterprise model

More from ST09?
Round 2 is considering other ships from the Star Trek movie for 2010 and 2011, including the Jellyfish and the USS Kelvin, and there is also some discussion, depending on sales of the smaller model, of releasing a 1:1000 scale Enterprise (28.5"). Round 2 is looking for feedback, so let your thoughts be known in the comments below. 

The classic designs of Matt Jeffries and other artists have not been forgotten. Under the AMT and Polar Lights brands, Round 2 is releasing both new and retro models meant to celebrate both the original show and the 30th Anniversary of The Motion Picture. Here is the release schedule of their models.


AMT USS Enterprise ‘Blue’ Collector’s Edition [October 2009]
In 2008, Round 2 had an incredibly popular sell-out re-release of AMT’s 1:650 original 1960s USS Enterprise model featuring a collector’s tin and original artwork packaging. Later this year, they are releasing a second edition featuring green artwork and a special surprise — the modeling plastic of the Enterprise is blue, reminiscent of one of ATM’s earliest versions of the model. The 2nd edition model features all the original detailing of the classic model and will retail for around $40.

AMT Interplanetary UFO Mystery Ship [November 2009]
Although not directly related to Star Trek, the UFO Mystery Ship model is based on a ship design by Star Trek designer Matt Jeffiries. The 1/500 scale glow-in-the-dark model is a reissue of a 1970’s kit. It retails for around $20. 

AMT Mr. Spock [December 2009]
Many fans remember this classic model of Spock defending himself against serpentine alien creatures. The regular edition re-release features 35 parts to assemble with vintage style cardboard packaging and a faithful reproduction of the model for fans. There is also a Collector’s Edition that is packaged in a retro tin and includes a poster of the original box art work. It has been 30 years since any version of the model has been available. The regular kit retails for around $20 with the collector’s tin version for around $35.

AMT ST: The Motion Picture Vulcan Shuttle [December 2009]
One of the favorite designs of the original feature film was the Spock’s Vulcan Shuttle Surak and its warp sled (hey, didn’t George Lucas utilize this same idea in Episode II for the Jedi ships?). This retro releases offers a few improvements on the original AMT model of 30 years ago, including revised warp nacelle grille detail as well as shuttle and sled connection skid plates. The shuttle attaches to the warp sled with included neodymium magnets. The box features new art and the kit retails for around $20.

Polar Lights 1:1000 USS Enterprise 1701 A [December 2009/Early 2010]
This is a new 1:1000 scale snap together model of the TOS movie-era Enterprise which will be about 11" long. The model features 70 pieces and a sheet of aztecing decals and marking decals. Also cool is the display stand that allows for the model to be turned in various directions. This is one of the first original Star Trek models in years. This kit will retail for around $15.

These 2009 models can be pre-ordered at culttvmanshop.

More TOS era in 2011
Round 2 is hoping to produce a 1:350 scale version of the TOS era USS Enterprise NCC 1701 (32.5") for 2011. Stay tuned to TrekMovie.com for all the details about Round 2’s variety of Trek models. After all, if you build it, they will come.

Check out the Round 2 Star Trek website at round2models.com/models/star-trek. Plus, for genre fans, there are everything from classic Batman to Forbidden Planet models at round2models.com

Models Available Now
In May Round 2 began shipping the re-release of their amazingly huge 1:350 scale (32.5") USS Enterprise A.

The big E is available at Amazon.com and various hobby shops.

Already available from Round 2 are snap together 1:1000 versions of the NX-01, the TOS Klingon D7, and the USS Enterprise, along with a 1:1400 glue together model of the USS Enterprise NCC 1701 E. All available at local hobby shops, with the snap together models available at Amazon.



1. USS Trinoma - NCC-0278 - June 16, 2009

There will always be the Original Big E!!! Also, FIRST!!!!!!!!!!!!!

2. Matt D - June 16, 2009

Never really got into the whole model thing, but it all looks very cool.

3. doctormemory - June 16, 2009

If TOS had been merchandised this way, it might not have been cancelled after the third season.

4. USS Trinoma - NCC-0278 - June 16, 2009

I really prefer the Enterprise of the TOS Series. It was innovative in its day. And they should have kept it as it was, with a little, just a little, alteration.

5. RTC - June 16, 2009

Oh wow, the UFO mystery ship — I built that model as a kid! Great to see it come back again!

6. Steamblade - June 16, 2009

So 1:1000 is almost 29″ for the formerly beautiful Starship Enterprise? Nonsensical upsizing.

7. I'm dead Jim - June 16, 2009

Wow! The new 09 kit even has lens flares!!!!!!

8. Cap'n Kirk - June 16, 2009

So as far as the new movie goes, the ships comprising the rest of the fleet that left Earth for Vulcan before the Enterprise did were all very similar (before & after being obliterated by Nero). How about a model kit that has, say, 6 cylindrical warp engines, 1 secondary hull ala the Kelvin, & 2 saucers with a bunch of little connecting dorsals so that you can build 2 custom Federation ships however you want? Then include a bunch of different ship names & NCC number decals like the original AMT TOS Enterprise model did so you can name them whatever you like. I think that would be well worth buying if they were more than 20 inches long.

9. captain_neill - June 16, 2009

The original Enterprise and the refitted version from the TOS movies are still much better than the new movie Enterprise.

The new Enterprise did not have the grace and beauty of the original.

In fact I am annoyed that Abrams took away the clean look that Starfleet has always had. Another thing he did to make Star Trek like Star Wars.

10. Valar1 - June 16, 2009

They want feedback do they? How about releasing the new model before “the second half of 2010″ for @#$%’s sake! I have to wait a year and change after the movie to make a model of the new ent, whos the marketing genius behind that stroke of expert timing?

11. I am Kurok! - June 16, 2009

TOS actually used the AMT models for other battle-damaged Constitution-class ships for the series.

12. Akral - June 16, 2009

I would be into getting both sizes of the new Enterprise.

13. Jeyl - June 16, 2009

Does the new Enterprise model come with bright lights to blind people with just like in the movie?

14. Randy H. - June 16, 2009

Don’t believe the scale claims. Check out ex-astris-scientia.org for a great and well documented (with pics!) discussion of ship size for the new film. Until and unless it is established on screen as being 2400 feet long, I’m going with my eyes and ignoring claims that it is anything other than around 300 meters.

15. Steve T. in NY - June 16, 2009

Hey, what happened to the release of the U.S.S. Thunderchild? I thought the Akira models were coming?Also, Whats with this new size nonsense? I mean really.. 1/1000 equals 29 inches long? Thats waaaaaaay bigger than the Enetreprise D and E. Please.. These ships wren’t as big as Star destroyers, but were around the same size as the ships from the Original Series/movies.. Get over this crap abot up-sizing.. if you want that, go super size your value meal and leave us Trekkers alone..lol

16. I'm dead Jim - June 16, 2009

There MUST be a large scale 09 Enterprise! I would think the popularity of the large scale TMP E would be an indicator that the company should waste no time in getting it to the fans for JJ’s sake!

17. ResidentnEvil - June 16, 2009

#9: It’s cute that people think this way, but no. The TOS ship was beautiful “for its day” but is well past its prime.

I’m quite a fan of the TMP Enterprise, but I was never fond of the nacelles, and the 2009 movies nacelles are more true to the original design concept (i.e. appearing so “powerful” that they’d be required to be kept at a distance from the hull and saucer section).

The nacelles of the TMP Enterprise look like a mid-80s air conditioner.

Of course, this is a debate which will doubtlessly continue for another century. And to be part of that history, I feel honoured.

Did I say honoured? I meant embarassed.

18. trekboi - June 16, 2009

box Art is beautyful- love the blue buzzard ram scoups

19. Ralph - June 16, 2009

@ 7 -lmao

@ 9 -I agree

20. James Rye - June 16, 2009

I like the ‘blue’ enterprise because on the old vhs versions of TOS and in many of the old fx sequences….it did look a little blue.

21. Tom - June 16, 2009

Wow can’t wait, wish is 1:350 but it look very nice.

22. 16309A - June 16, 2009

#7 lol, nice one!

#10 I agree-they need to get these out faster!

#4, 9 I gotta say, you are right. You just can’t beat the beauty of TOS and the refit Enterprise. I am lucky enough to have the Master Replicas Enterprise that I have owned for the last two years and that ship is still the best!

23. Neal - June 16, 2009

These are some primo items. I sure remember that Spock-serpent model – I had it but never assembled it. I remember that UFO mystery ship, never had it, but saw it so many times beside the star trek models in the hobby stores. Later, I wanted that model but it was nowhere to be found.

Some arcane trivia: the Larry Niven-Jerry Pournelle book “Mote in God’s Eye” features a starship not unlike the Enterprise, and apparently the book descriptions were based on the authors having owned that mystery ship model. I read that on the web, but who know’ where exactly. Here’s wiki:

24. Capt Mike of the Terran Empire - June 16, 2009

Hey i liked the flares in the Movie. I thought it added a lot of depth and added more realaism to it as well. So with the model i guess we can add our own flares. We can even add the flares to all of the ships named Enterprise. Including the NX01. But i just havt to get al the money together and pay for all of this. I guess i need to work some overtime.

25. MC1 Doug - June 16, 2009

#24: your link does not work.

26. Starman - June 16, 2009

Remember the days when models came out ON TIME? Second half of 2010? Who’s gonna care then?

27. trekboi - June 16, 2009

John tenuto obviously got the scale wrong- but 28 inches doesnt seem to be 1350th either- i assume it would be longer than the motion picture refit- that was 33 inches.
They have to do the KALVIN and SHUTTLECRAFT maybe the space station and the other ships in the 11 inch range – save the special size treatment for the Enterprises!

THEY MUST DO THE ORIGINAL U.S.S. ENTERPRISE in 1350th scale with Shuttlebay and Bridge under clear dome!
the re-release sold out- get a clue- we want this!!!

They MUST also RELEASE the original series ROMULAN WARBIRD

I heard they were re releasing the 1350th refit with aztec decals- im hoping that wasnt a mistake is it just the 11 inch that has them- can anyone tell me?

28. crikerat - June 16, 2009

Great kits. Looking forward to even more great stuff from Round 2. Their kits are high quality. I’ve built their AMT reiussue and they provide some nice extras.

The 1:1000 TOS-E also has much better detail.

29. Starman - June 16, 2009

Remember the large Shuttlecraft? I’d love to get one of those.

Also, I’d like to see a real nice, large TOS Enterprise (1:350).

30. Tony Whitehead - June 16, 2009


Ladies and Gentlemen, start your decals! I wonder if they’ve got the old Enterprise bridge model waiting in the wings as well?

31. Dennis Bailey - June 16, 2009

I’m more excited by the UFO Mystery Ship – originally released as the “Leif Ericson” – than by anything else. Among other things it served as the authors’ reference for the MacArthur in the novel “The Mote In God’s Eyes.”

32. Pete - June 16, 2009

A bit of trivia, the UFO Mystery ship was indeed designed by Matt Jeffries. It was intended for George Pal’s War Of The World’s TV show which would have features the first extensive use of the Magicam System.

Magicam was a device that could match a live action camera’s movements with a slaved miniature’s camera. Therefore, an actor could be filmed on a bluescreen stage and immediately composited into a miniature environment. The system was used extensively on Carl Sagan’s Cosmos TV series for PBS.

For more info, check out:


George Pal produced a showreel for the series which I found available on a DVD called The War Of The Worlds Video Scrapbook. The Magicam footage is actually incredibly impressive. For the wideshots that show real production value, you’d never know that the actors were not filmed on a soundstage. I don’t know if the footage exists on Youtube but it’s really very cool!

33. Author of "The Vulcan Neck Pinch for Fathers" - June 16, 2009

The TOS movie Enterprise is the grand lady of the fleet. The TOS TV Enterprise is the grandfather. The ST09 Enterprise is the gawky, but still oddly appealing, half-brother.

34. Dennis Bailey - June 16, 2009

The new Enterprise is 2357 feet long – the “analysis” at Bernd’s site is anything but logical, and it’s wrong.

35. John Tenuto - June 16, 2009


Yeah, me and ILM and the Round 2 company. Know before you make such claims.

36. jefv88 - June 16, 2009

awesome its cool they are releasing the UFO ship…. My friends dad has one he built back in the day on display next to the 2 AMT models he built

And is it just me or does the pic on the model box for the new ship look very reminiscent of the original E by the angle of the pic.

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38. Star Trackie - June 16, 2009

I have the new 1:350 scale refit and they have donea superb job. It’s everything the initial kit was but with the added bonus of enough aztecing decals to detail this impressive large size replica without ever picking up a paintbrush. But it’s over 30″ long, so be sure you have a place to put it!

39. Zotz - June 16, 2009

Wow – I built that UFO Mystery Ship in the mid ’70s. It’s long since destroyed and gone, but it was very cooooool.

40. Chisel - June 16, 2009

The refitted constitution class will always be my favorite Enterprise.

41. SolFlyer - June 16, 2009

I couldn’t care less for the 11″ version but would LOVE(and would buy asap) the 28.5″ ST09 Enterprise.

42. spider1981 - June 16, 2009

Its been said already, but why in the world do I have to wait until over a year after the movie came out before I can get a model of the ’09 Enterprise?
What is their reasoning behind that amount of time? I would genuinely like to know.

43. Patrick Tomlinson - June 16, 2009

We MUST have a 1/1000 scale New Enterprise!

Round 2, do not base your decision to make the bigger “E” on how many of the smaller scale you sell, because I and many others simply won’t buy one in the small scale. I’ll wait for the 1/1000 for certain.

Also, a 1/1,000 Kelvin (or even 1/350) would be awesome. And I may be the only person who wants a model of Spock’s ship, but I do.

44. CmdrR - June 16, 2009

AMT Interplanetary UFO Mystery Ship [November 2009]


Sorry, still think the E saw her best treatment with TMP-VI.

45. CmdrR - June 16, 2009

I’m just now putting the finishing touches on my 1:1 scale Enterprise. (TOS) The neighbors are a tad miffed, since it crushes a dozen of their homes, plus a Quik Trip when it keens to port. But, it’s a real conversation piece and much more tasteful and politically correct than a lawn jockey.

46. s-o-matic - June 16, 2009


Yeah, seriously. I’m holding out for the Thunderchild.

47. William Kirk - June 16, 2009

If I look at the windows of the JJprise and compare it with the rest of the ship and the original movie Enterprise, they are +- the same size. I don´t care, what official numbers are, because the people had to be twice big as they are now. And original Spock wasn´t smaller than Zachary Quinto :-D :-D

48. Daoud - June 16, 2009

Matt’s UFO Mystery Ship…. why, that would be excellent for JJ’s team to use that in the sequel! ;) But updated, with oversized engines, and too much blue light. j/k

The best E was the one we never got: the Phase II Enterprise that was the TOS Enterprise plus the TMP engines, but without the darkened textures. As much as I like the 1701-@ (the movie version) it just was too dark compared to the 1701 (no @, A, B, C,…).

49. I'm dead Jim - June 16, 2009


I agree! John, could you get an answer on that? I have heard in the past that creating a model kit can be an expensive process but is that the only reason?

50. Iowagirl - June 16, 2009

– More TOS era in 2011 –

What a promising headline! :)

51. WVTreker - June 16, 2009

Snap together? I hope they put out a regular model for us. Good ole glue and paint!

52. freezejeans - June 16, 2009

Man…both the Spock and UFO kit photos bring back a flood of amazing childhood memories.

Let’s face it, lads…we’re extremely fortunate that these things are still popular 30+ years later and that we can enjoy them as adults and share them with the kids! Amazing, really.

53. MP - June 16, 2009

I still hope an Akira class is on the way…

Great to see the ST09 Enterprise getting released, but yes, the latter half of 2010 seems like a long way off. Timing it with the DVD release would make more sense, but who knows what’s involved in model production. A larger scale model of the new Enterprise would be superb too. Beautiful box art, BTW.

54. Dac - June 16, 2009

Round 2 – I Would DEFINATELY buy a Kelvin and Jellyfish model kits – moreso than I would the movie Enterprise.

55. Beck - June 16, 2009

I’ve noticed some fans bashing the new E, but honestly, I thought it kicked some ass, and I’m having trouble understanding what’s not to like about it.

I saw a much smaller, cheaper toy model in Walmart a few days ago and it was all I could do to walk away and not purchase it (I need to save my dollars at the moment).

56. Derf - June 16, 2009

It’s been a long time since I’ve looked at the original TOS model, the TOS movies model, and the new model all together.

The TOS and new model are much more organic looking than the one they designed for the movies in the 80s. That one has a far more ‘industrial’ look, which in the era of Reagan, L.A. Law and Alex P. Keaton (admitting you wanted to grow up to be a little APK is a bit like admitting you are a closet ABBA fan, but that’s another discussion), was a product of it’s time.

I liked the 80s ship just fine, don’t get me wrong, it’s just something I’m noticing seeing them all together. I rather like move back to less lines and more rounding, especially in the nacelles (sorry if I butchered the spelling of that word), as well as their exaggeration.

57. Start Wrecker - June 16, 2009

The new Enterprise nacelles are actually a couple of Doomsday machine babies they found that they nurtured and are now Federation friendly.

58. Robert - June 16, 2009

The refit Constitution-class Enterprise is still the best looking one. Classic, refined and proportioned juuuuust right.

1701-D and E are nice and recently I’ve really warmed up to 1701-C. The worst two are this new Franken-prise abomination and the 1701-B, but only because of the bulky add ons that destroyed the sleekness of the Excelsior-class.

Looking forward to more adventures from the Prime Trek universe, particularly the so-called “Lost Era” (2294-2363). A nice example of work from this era is Star Trek: The Continuing Mission-an audio series about the TOS Movie Era crew of the USS Montana that gets thrown into the future circa mid-24th century.

Episode downloads are at http://www.sttcm.com

59. The Bear - June 16, 2009

I’d like to see:

Space Station K-7 (!!!!!!!)
USS Kelvin (!!!!!)
Romulan Ship from ST: Enterprise

The Aurora from ST: TOS (Not the remastered version. Do the original version where the Tholian ship hull was used and warp engines were added. Use some creative licensing to spiff it up some – hull lines, viewports, etc. Retro look packaging would be cool.)

IMHO, forget the Jellyfish and the Narada. I don’t think either of these would have mass appeal to be worth the effort and expense.


60. John Gill - June 16, 2009

Gosh, I had that Spock/Serpentine model when I was a kid, I painted it so awful, I had no clue how to paint such a model way back then, but I am glad now that it will be available again so I can do it right this time, and I will definitely be getting the Kelvin model!

61. Spockish - June 16, 2009

I remember buying the AMT Interplanetary UFO Mystery Ship back in 1975, the same ship but not as detailed on the surface. The big diffrence is it was Glow in the Dark, even the little shuttle. It was avdertized with being from the TV series UFO. Rumor was it was to appear in the next season but ITM international never renewed the series after it’s first year. Instead they started Space 1999.

I now have DVD collections of both shows, compaired in Sci-Fi FX it is like compairing B&W to Color. Most likely because the first effects was cut and paste of film cells, then someone got the idea of filming scaled models. And now FX effects are all done on a memory chip with software,

Guess model building is going the same road as the horse and buggy, but will always be around just like the buggy whip is still here.

But I still want a Enterprise model, still have the 1981 USS Enterprise-A hanging over my computer desk and a DS9 Space Station hanging in the corner that my NASA model building friend gave me. They have fiber optic window lights but dead watch batteries that go to the LEDs (all of early 1990s design, now their is Lithium batteries and Solar Cells)

The new models I’d like to add a red or blue LED Laser to the Enterprise. To bad I could only make the light beam go one direction. I’m sure optics could aim the beam elsewhere.

Maybe the good model companies can figure it out and add the Laser to the models, $20 in parts and $100 in price. The Romulan Plasma ball would be hard, but I think I have ideas on how that can be done also, range may be only a few feet but the effect would be A#1.

62. Simon Jessey - June 16, 2009

The refit version in the images does not have the “A” on the end of it, indicating it is from TMP, TWOK and TSFS.

63. Jock deBoer - June 16, 2009

Please do a 1/350 Kelvin and Jellyfish!

64. James Tiberius "my cabin in the Nexus hasn't depreciated" Kirk - June 16, 2009

Talk of the new E and the haters that come with it.

Here we go again…

65. John Tenuto - June 16, 2009


You could costumize the models either way with what is included.

66. Trekwebmaster - June 16, 2009

Wow…great models…a blast from the past.

@14 Randy, I agree…there is no way that I will believe the New Big E is that big. I mean C’Mon fellas…if the viewscreen were what 12 to 16 feet wide on the bridge…and it is clearly shown in the BIG E bitmap image released officially (if you tweak the bitmap,) you can clearly see the viewscreen size, if would be what 50 feet wide if adjusted to the scale?

I don’t believe it is that big…and if you want to see what I mean, then click the this link below and see for yourself!


SEE WHAT I MEAN? There is no way…even the official bitmap clearly shows this. I hope someone will scale this out to prove this point! HINT!

C’mon JJ we don’t need a ship as big as a Galaxy or Sovereign Class. This is like saying that Spocks points on the ears extend way up over the top of his head as depicted in “some” early comics…it’s ludicrous and rediculous!

67. Ralph F - June 16, 2009

“40. Chisel – June 16, 2009
The refitted constitution class will always be my favorite Enterprise.”

Agreed. I love Matt’s design, but the TMP refit (no “-A”) is my favorite E by far.

I have to admit, though, the Ryan Church version is growing on me — esp after watching it in this:


68. Mike - June 16, 2009

Science fiction modeling is undergoing an amazing renaissance these days with new kits from great companies like Moebius, Monarch, and Round 2. Go buy some kits and some Tamiya rattle cans and start modeling!

Round 2 has a great blog where they communicate with their customers, check it out!


If you need advice on getting started check out the hobby talk modeling forums:


69. Daniel Broadway - June 16, 2009

I would very much love both scales of the new Enterprise (1:1000 & 1:2500) as well as the Kelvin

I love the Kelvin more than the new Enterprise.

70. Thomas Jensen - June 16, 2009

These models are a nice development. I’m looking forward to the Leif Ericson kit as I had a few way back when, but haven’t seen one since.

I have every AMT original release in the box in perfect collectible condition, too.

The very first release of the AMT USS Enterprise with it’s original box is quite a collectable item and may be the very first product to market for the original series, certainly the first model.

All of these have been built by professional modelers except for the Romulan model (not the collectables I mentioned) and look great. The Enterprise was constructed as the Constellation as it was in “The Doomsday Machine”

Great to see the new releases.

71. dayxday - June 16, 2009

So much to buy, so little cash.

72. Jim - June 16, 2009

#51 PL snap together kits are not like the old school ones. They are more detailed than even some “glue and paint” kits, and they are all unpainted, you still have to paint the thing.

The 1/1000 scale snap together PL TOS kits are MUCH more accurate than the AMT ones. I wont even touch a AMT Trek kit anymore.

73. SwatCop287 - June 16, 2009

I have been so upset at the lack of sci-fi subjects made into models (IE, absolutely no injection molded kits from the new BSG). This is very exciting. I hope model companies do more!

74. Yammer - June 16, 2009

“The Enterprise is too big!” is the new “we must have Shatner!”

75. OneBuckFilms - June 16, 2009

66 – The Viewscreen does not span the entire width of that portal, only about 1/2 to 2/3 of the width.

Instead, lets go by the HEIGHT of the viewscreen rather than the WIDTH of the viewscreen.

76. Fastattax - June 16, 2009

This rocks! We want more models!
Does the ST:09 model have lights?

77. richpit - June 16, 2009

Keep the Trek models coming! They’re awesome!

78. Mac - June 16, 2009

As a modeler I say bring them on! As many as they produce, i’ll get. I just got the 1:350 Enterprise A and she is a BEAUT! I do agree however, with the other nit-pickers that this size issue of the new ship is ridiculous. The bridge, port holes, and hanger bay doors are way too large if it’s that big…unless in this alternate time line everyone grew really tall. But you know what: When they say i’ts yada yada yada scale, if you don’t like it, ignore it. Works for me…as long as no official source comes out and says she has like 2000+ crew memebers. That would blow it. In my mind the new Ent (didn’t like her at first, but she grew on me) is about the size of the original bird. Bring those models on!

79. OneBuckFilms - June 16, 2009

For me, the refit Enterprise is the one I’ve always loved.

I also grew up on TOS, so the Original has a special place, but it is the TMP Enterprise that really appeals.

I happen to love the new enterprise, and the Kelvin kicks ass (and is canon in both universes, so another ship of the same class could be used in the TOS timeline or even ST:O legitimately).

80. Ed - June 16, 2009

Ode To Joy – Now have another “official” scale for the ship over at the Trek Movie website. 2,875ft (876m)?

I just give up!

*At this rate, we should just make up our own personal scales, and be done with it.

81. weerd1 - June 16, 2009

Well, I will definitely get the 1:2500, even if I think it’s actually the 1:1000. It’s nice to know we techno-geeks will have something to argue about for generations to come! It keeps interest up.

82. Trekwebmaster - June 16, 2009


I disagree OneBuckFilms, as documented here by this graphic (click the link below,) indicated by the red dots on each corner of the viewscreen.

No alteration except adjusting lows, mids, and highs was performed on this graphic to illustrate perceived dimensions of the viewscreen as indicated by red dots mentioned above.


We know where the viewscreen is and relatively how wide and its height…the only question remains is does the size fit with the 300 meter OR the larger dimension of the new ship?

A good question for an engineer to ponder over…lol.

83. I Am Morg Not Eymorg - June 16, 2009

Mercy mercy mercy. So many things I want. But most of all I think I want Mr. Spock. I had that kit and loved it. The only problem is I suck at model building.


84. Trekwebmaster - June 16, 2009

Correction to my post labeled @77…

It should correctly read @75…no offense to #77 intended…

A good debate is one that is vigorously discussed.

Facts remain facts, especially when they are so well-laid out…

Thanks JJ!!!

85. Eduardo Cordeiro From São Paulo Brasil - June 16, 2009

I´m really interested in LARGE models, som bring it on the 30´ model of the Enterprise09.
And the Kelvin is a must buy.

And what i would REALLY apreciate is that all Enterprises of all shows and movies made in 1/1000 scale.

I believe if they make a 1/1000 Enterprise-E will be a hit for sure.

86. Trekwebmaster - June 16, 2009


Hey Ed…”The Air Is The Air,” — T’Pau

Why argue with what is present in the design / model already? The viewscreen was there you just couldn’t see it due to the darkness of that bitmap.

BUT, if you adjust it so you can see it, you will plainly see the 4 corners of the viewscreen and can deduce the dimensions of it….THEN you can apply those facts and scale the ship AND whatever that number is, simply IS. Anything other than this is sheer folly and speculation.

If they say the viewscreen is X by Y feet and we think it is wrong, we can easily look at the film and the model and lay out the dimensions as they appear to be. Give or take a foot or several inches, not meters.

Sorry to burst your bubble, but “The Air Is The Air!”

87. trekmonk1971 - June 16, 2009

yeh would prefer the bigger model.i would buy one

88. Robert Saint John - June 16, 2009

WOW, I thought I’d be thrilled about the Trek models, but to know that the Leif Ericson is coming out again just put me over the moon!!!

89. Modeler1964 - June 16, 2009

ILM has officially stated that the new E is 2357 feet long. (All logical arguments to the contrary which I agree with BTW) At this measurement:
1/350 = approx 81 inches
1/1000 = approx 28 inches
1/1000 = approx 11 inches

On another note BRAVO on the 1/350th TOS Enterprise I will buy at least 3!

90. Modeler1964 - June 16, 2009

correction to above 1/2500 = 11 inches

91. Ralph F - June 16, 2009

Y’know, I was probably one of the only people I knew, even amongst those who were (purported) TREK fans, who didn’t think Scotty’s long, slow flyby of the refit E was boring. I loved it. Still my favorite part of the soundtrack too.

I can’t really think of a models wishlist beyond what’s been said. I see that Moebius is putting out an SS ENTERPRISE (the “ring ship”) so that’s covered.

Maybe some kits from the Franz Joseph Technical Manual would be nice the Destroyer/Scout, Tug, and Dreadnaught, especially. A kit of the TITAN (Riker’s new command).

And beyond Trek, I sure wish someone would do a mass-production DISCOVERY (2001/2010) that someone with moderate modeling experience could build.

92. THX-1138 - June 16, 2009

Completely fantastic news! I am overjoyed! Really!

For my birthday my wife got me The Reliant, PL TOS Enterprise which I will build as the Cage version, The TOS bridge model, The cutaway TOS Enterprise, DS9 which I just finished, and, um, Slave 1. Hey, I do the Star Wars models too.

She also got me the new Playmates Phaser, communicator, and tricorder along with the new E. I have been looking at that E on the shelf and waiting for the day that I can hand it over to the kids because it was replaced with a proper model. I love model building and have since I was very young. The UFO Mystery ship will be a treat to get again. I loved that ship as a kid. I didn’t have any preconceptions of it’s origins and backstory so it provided many an hour of great imagination.

I agree that there is a big difference between the old schoool snap kits and what PL and R2 are doing. Very accurate. Heck, that Slave 1 from Revell is a great little model, although there is no detailing for me to do on it.

I just saw the movie again last night. Pay close attention to when Kirk and McCoy are first on the shuttle heading for Starfleet Academy in San Francisco. They do a flyover of the Enterprise during it’s construction. No way is that ship a half mile long. No way.

(My son and I also spotted R2-D2 in the debris)

93. ML31 - June 16, 2009

Maybe it’s me becoming more of a curmudgeon in my old age but…

When the redesign of the big E was done in ’79 for TMP, I thought the new look was a fantastic upgrade.

But the changes made for ST:09 I was not too fond off.

94. Jorg Sacul - June 16, 2009


They are. The tooling is so detailed and expensive they are having to “amortize” pre-production over 2 years (This from a Polar Lights representative at Wonderfest last month). It will be a thing of beauty.

Other potential releases: A “Kirk” model, to go with Spock. I suggested to them that they do him fighting the Gorn, or his famous flying Kirk-Fu kick against a Klingon.

95. weerd1 - June 16, 2009

93- Did you also notice when they are flying under the ship there is a large yellow circle on the bottom of the secondary hull, like on the TOS ship? I did not see it later though when the ship was in action…

96. The Last Maquis - June 16, 2009

I wonder if that thing will get blown up in the third movie?

97. Nomad - June 16, 2009

Delighted to see a model of the new Enterprise in the works – sounds like it should be out in time for the next film! Don’t mind waiting – it’ll take me that long to build all the other kits…
Yes please, Round 2 – I WOULD like to see a 28.5″ kit as well! Though maybe by the time these come out, they’ll stop trying to say that the ship is quite so big. I think they only say that because it has to accommodate a brewery.

98. Scott Gammans - June 16, 2009

There is only one word for the 32.5″ TMP Enterprise model… *stunning*.

99. ShinRa Actual - June 16, 2009

The playmates nu-E looks pretty good (scale wise, not detailing) next to my AA 1701 and -1701 refit toys. All the math and other scientific arguments aside (I don’t find any factual faults in the Ex Astris article, to boot)… my eye just screams that it’s no bigger than the classic E or TMP refit no matter what the VFX guys are trying to spin. So here’s hoping the “2500 scale” kit scales well next to my other 1000 scale PL kits for the ‘correct’ scaling.

100. SpocksinnerConflict - June 16, 2009

Hey Tunuto, or Paschel:

How about a story on Nick Meyers new book coming out: in Aug.

It’s called “The View from the Bridge: Memories of Star Trek….”

Any previews coming up?

101. Capt. McCarthy NCC-1688 - June 16, 2009

Anyone know of a Enterprise-B other than one for $60? Specifically I am looking for 1:400 Excelsior refit model. Any helpful comments: singleguy1688@yahoo.com
Big Thanks!

102. Kirk - June 16, 2009

Mr. Spock vs. king Hiss (Master of the Universe) :D :D

103. John Tenuto - June 16, 2009


We will have exclusive information soon.

104. Carlo A. Flores - June 16, 2009


The refit Enterprise was designed by Andrew Probert in 1978-79, which itself was based on the design by Matt Jefferies and Joe Jennings Enterprise design in 1977. The ship was designed in the late 70s not the 80s.

Also the design is far from “industrial,” which I assume you interpret as hard lines, lots of rough surfaces, and being “boxy.” The aztecing aside the refit Enterprise is a very elegant, curvilinear design, with a look inspired by art deco / art nouveau movements. Especially those nacelle fronts which are practically the grills of a 1930’s roadster.

105. Dunsel Report - June 16, 2009

Just saw the movie for the 4th time and I, who had originally bashed the new Enterprise as reminiscent of William Hurt’s craft in “Lost In Space,” instead found the ship incredibly sexy.

106. GetsKrugesStereo - June 16, 2009

So now the Starship Enterprise is some 728m long? Since when does this happen? That’s one helluva big window in front of the bridge then, if the schematics available online are to be believed. What is this, the Imperial Star Destroyer Enterprise now? Way to go, Jar-Jar Abrams!

107. chris - June 16, 2009

nice model, but please don’t bother with the small 11.5″,,,just go straight to the 28.5″. an 11.5 model is just way too small and harder to light up. polar lights has always been a great company but an 18″ or 22″ would be great.

108. Pyork (JE) - June 16, 2009

I want a model with lights that can be turned on and off. The playmates model is cool but I want something that I can flip a switch and the lights stay on

109. Lord Garth, Formerly of Izar - June 16, 2009

We need a cutaway poster like the one that , hmm I think his name was kimball, did for the TMP-prise. Coolest Poster ever. Think how cool a cutaway of a ship over twice as long could be!!

Bailey , get to work!!!!

110. Captain_Mills - June 16, 2009

Give me all the models they want to make! I’ll take a few of those NewEnts from the movie and several dozen of the Kelvin for all the kitbashing into the other ships for the film. Heck yeah, baby! Bring ’em on!

111. NX01ebs - June 16, 2009

I’d definitely get the larger Enterprise model…..

112. Steve Mavronis - June 16, 2009

#66 Trekwebmaster, the Viewscreen sits inside an additional inner frame showing it is not as wide as depicted in your illustration above. Look at this screencap someone made that I found Googling on the web: http://www.hobbytalk.com/bbs1/attachment.php?attachmentid=84784&d=1244910200

113. E - June 16, 2009

1/1000th scale 09 movie Ent for me. I like the larger scale ship. Ah who am I kidding, I will end up buying everything.

114. Steve Mavronis - June 16, 2009

I just noticed on the box cover art that the usual round portholes are now square in this movie!

115. SChaos1701 - June 16, 2009

I want the model of the new ship. It looks way better than the original.

116. Model Example - June 16, 2009

Note to Playmates: IF you had released a more detailed version of the ST 2009 Enterprise, they might be flying off the shelves faster. I didn’t bother purchasing after seeing the lackluster amount of fine detail work that went into the product.

I’m REALLY looking forward to these model kits! Esp. the Matt Jefferies UFO ship. I had three of those as a child. Now my children can build/enjoy the kits, too!

117. jared - June 16, 2009

i want the 28″ new 1701 from the new movie, i want it i want it i want it!!!! Polar lights
you guys better make it. you know you want to.

118. Lt. Bailey - June 16, 2009

I will dust off my modeling supplies that I have not touched in years. I can now use my 40 plus years of plastic model kit making to create something decent this time around. When these first came out, I am ashamed to say I did them a great diservice. Who says you don’t get a second chance???

119. Viking - June 16, 2009

Hot diggity…..I’m smelling a Kelvin-A kitbash with that new Enterprise. WOO-HOO!

120. Trekwebmaster - June 16, 2009


Wow thank you Steve…this graphic sure does add an extra dimension to the calculations. Great job helping find this jewel. I stand corrected, thank you!

I shall update the graphic ASAP!

I agree with that we need a CUTAWAY and can’t wait for the technical manual. I will be placing my order on first mention of it going on pre-order!

I am sure Anthony will surely keep us “E-Prised” when it nears pre-order status.

Anyone working on some neat diagrams, deckplans, or schematics until then? It would be nice to see some great fan-art before the official versions come out! Wonder how many “Connies” there are in the “new universe / timeline?” I’ll put you on the front-page of Trekwebmaster.com if anyone wants to send anything to the site for publication (non-copyrighted works please.) The more viral and fan-based it is, the better.

Thanks for bringing this information to my attention, I don’t mind eating crow if it is well-done…lol.



121. DinoMH - June 16, 2009

I LOVE the new Enterprise. It’s a more sophisticated design that nicely blends elements from TOS and TMP. I love the original design, my personal favorite, and the TMP refit design has its details going on. I never much cared for the dainty nacelles on the TMP design though. They look more like a Klingon nacelle design than a Starfleet design. The alternate E isn’t perfect, but it’s so close it doesn’t matter. It’s a contemporary approach to a classic look and I think it rocks!

122. Trekwebmaster - June 16, 2009

I updated the graphic with some interesting new speculative dimensions of the bridge. Does this seem correct to you guys? Anyone planning on making any bridge inserts for the new models? Or anything snazzy like that?

Check out the speculative dimensions of the viewscreen and bridge by clicking the link below.


Thanks Steve for the extra enlightening information regarding the viewscreen, the information really helped nail this speculation down, now if it sticks…lol.

Warm Regards,


123. Steve Mavronis - June 16, 2009

#120. Yeah, I’m sort of glad more “unofficial” screencaps are leaking out as time goes by to clear up these questions. I just wish there were some new official images released instead of having to rely on Googling images and various message forum image postings. I’ve seen this movie twice at the theaters and can’t wait for the DVD to come out in the Fall so I can make my own higher quality screencaps for study. Maybe this will be in time for when the new Enterprise 11.5″ model kit comes out!

124. Steve Mavronis - June 16, 2009

Trekwebmaster – I’m just eye-balling your new illustration but the viewscreen proportion seems like it should be higher, and the bridge interior set would not be 96′ wide unless you are really talking about the entire bridge deck width. Here are more bridge window images I found and linked to another discussion forum:



…and isn’t this old official site hidden “video cam” image really of the Kelvin corridor set?


125. Balok - June 16, 2009

yes, please bring back space Station K-7 and bring out the Kelvin. The new E sucks, TOS is sooo much better looking.

126. Trekwebmaster - June 16, 2009

Yes, I am estimating the exterior bridge width…I updated the graphic to match. Approx 96 feet in total exterior width…give or take a foot or two. Does this make sense?


Steve, thanks for the hobbytalk.com site link…I joined ASAP and will include it in my “Site URLS” links! Great site! Thanks for the extra info…I have been wondering about the size since May and now I have a more solid estimate on how big this ship might or could be.

I don’t think the entire bridge spans that width though, giving room enough for support machinery or life support. I like the idea that all of this is not readily viewable on the exterior, I suspected the designers wanted this to remain hidden so as not to be visable say to an enemy ship for tactical and security reasons. That makes sense.

I can’t wait for the technical manual…let’s all beg paramount for a bit of viral marketing “leaks” or something.

I can’t wait until the fans get a hold of the designs and start making their own customized versions of the other “Connies.”



127. Trekwebmaster - June 16, 2009

Additional musings…the viewscreen dimension indeed could be higher, due to the curvature of the viewport. 20′ sound right? Maybe 24? An Extra Four feet on each end?

Can’t wait until the tech manual comes out!



128. The Invader (In Color!) - June 16, 2009

I would only be interested in the 1:1000 scale Enterprise (28.5″) from the new film…the smaller, snap-together kits just aren’t worth the effort.

Bring on the big kahuna kit!

129. The Invader (In Color!) - June 16, 2009

I’ll also be getting that 1:350 scale version of the TOS era USS Enterprise NCC 1701 (32.5″) in 2011 — although that’s getting awfully close to the date for the end of the world according to Nostril-damus and those hyper-intelligent Mayans!


It might be the last kit I ever build — gotta make it count! LOL!

130. Mike T - June 16, 2009

Thats what I am waiting for too!! I may get the larger model.

131. Trekwebmaster - June 16, 2009

I would definately buy a larger model. I really like the idea of having a bigger model so I can work on fine details…I hope they make one and include the interior bridge set with lights with as many details as possible…now that I would buy!

How many smaller scale models needed to ensure a larger version. Sounds like a great campaign to do if it gets us a very cool and larger-scaled model. I would be very interested in buying both if this is the case!

I love those space ship models with an interior, call it a modeler’s fascination, but I always wanted to see inside of all the ship models and see how things looked, it adds a certain “realism” and believability to the model that way. Now cutaways are another thing. It is very hard to make a believable cutaway in a small-scale but now if it’s bigger, that’s completely another story. Hmmmmmm now that would be something to see on a 1/1000 scale Enterprise model, but it has to be done just right to look right.

Round 2 I hope you make this 1/1000 scale model of the “Big E.” I’ll start saving my money now just in case, ‘cuz I am gonna buy one of those.


132. James - June 16, 2009

I want to see models of all the ships from the new star trek movie. Espically the other starfleet vessels.

133. The Invader (In Color!) - June 16, 2009

Polar Light’s large scale kit of the Enterprise refit from TMP is one of the best kits ever made IMO…

134. NCC-1976 - June 16, 2009

I’ll take the new E in 1/1000!!!!!!!!

135. vcheng2k5 - June 16, 2009

Sorry if this has been asked and answered already…but regardless of how big the Enterprise in the new movie is, does anyone know how big the 1:2500 scale will be? I thought 1:2500 Star Trek ships were “mini,” but 11.5 inches is almost as big as the Playmates version that’s out now.


136. Larraby - June 16, 2009

I like #58 “Roberts” line: “The worst two are this new Franken-prise abomination and the 1701-B”. LOL!

I reluctantly have to agree, however. The refit Enterprise is the best looking, as it is beautifully sleek and proportioned. The Nu Enterprise looks ‘off’ somewhere which makes it look rather odd.

137. ledccfl - June 16, 2009

please, NO 11.5″,,,,,just the 28.5″!! even an 18″ or 22″ , but NO SMALL SCALES!

138. Weerd1 - June 16, 2009

Well, regarding size, EAS just tweeted this article:
In the latest issue of Cinefex magazine, Industrial Light and Magic art director Alex Jaeger states that the new USS Enterprise in the current movie was at first scaled at 1,200 feet, an increase from the 947 feet of the original Enterprise. However, once the ship was placed in various environments, it seemed too small.

The shuttle bay gave ILM “a clear relative scale,” Jaeger notes. The shuttles “initially appeared much bigger than we had imagined,” said Jaeger. The ship was therefore “bumped up” in size, which gave her a “grander feel.”

Jaeger said that JJ Abrams gave ILM free rein, entrusting them with the job of designing the starship based on “two decades” of experience building the ship.

ILM CGI supervisor Tom Fejes oversaw the digital construction of the ship, the article said.

So, that shows why the visuals in the movie are inconsistent. Where do YOU stand- 366 as originally intended, or 700+ as quoted later?

139. The Happy Klingon - June 16, 2009

Again contrary to revisionist history by ‘official’ sources and Dennis Baileys pronouncement the new ship was NOT intended to be that big hence all the ‘official’ sources being at odds with themselves. They got sloppy and painted themselves in to a hole not counting on the sharp eyed critiques and observations of the die hards. The licensed sources PRIOR to the movie being released were given scales that made the new E the same size as the old. All of this revisionist bs is just that…bs. The fact that official Paramount sources and ILM cant even agree on a scale should tell you something.
I dont care if the new ship is bigger I just get irritated when its obvious someone is trying to feed me a spoonful of vinegar and tell me its soup.
JJs internal scales didnt match up with the external design. The Brewery was a money saving tactic. Stuff like that has been happening in Trek for years (ie the Shuttlecraft in TOS). If the NEWLY decided scale is whats its going to be then make adjustments to the EXTERIOR of the ship to reflect that scale. Its really that simple and I suspect we will see some subtle and not subtle changes in sets and exterior in the sequel that reflect the lack of attention to detail so prevalent in this movie.
It was a fun movie. It was a good movie. It did however suffer from many instances of form over substance. I think the sequel has the opportunity, if mistakes are learned from, to be even better.

140. The Happy Klingon - June 16, 2009

Oh, and I want to get a UFO Mystery ship and do azteking and fed markings on it.

141. Trekwebmaster - June 16, 2009

Well, Weerd1, I like things to be consistent. If a door looks like it is 6 feet tall and 3 feet wide in a film, I expect it to be that size in a model or renderings, not 12 feet tall and 6 feet wide, that just seems “out of scale” to me.

I guess it’s a “pet peeve” of having played MANY MANY Star Trek RPG / MMO’s on the internet.

I disliked, very much, to be running around in a Constitution class that is 4 times the size of a Gorn Light Cruiser! IF my ship is IS BIGGER THAN yours, it pisses me off if I blow up first without scratching your hull plating or vice versa.

I hated those pesky Gorn Light Cruisers in Starfleet Academy (SFA) that flew in reverse and were like a gnat compared to a “Connie” and always seemed to evade a phaser and torpedo salvo. If it’s bigger it better be stronger cuz it will move like a ton of bricks stuck in molasses…like the supposedly huge Klingon Dreadnought that turned like I wake up in the morning.

Then there is always skill and continual pressing of the “G” key to lag your opponent…OK Chigger and Capt. Kickyoarse, I blew your cover…lol.



Such Fun!


142. Weerd1 - June 16, 2009

141- Also a fan of consistency, and hope this type of thing is treated better in a sequel like 139. Simply put, your “everyday” audience I don’t think will care one way or the other, so why NOT cater to those who would hold calipers to pictures for the tech stuff? It won’t affect the story, and will make the Sheldon in me sleep better ;)

143. Xai - June 16, 2009


All different shapes, she’s still the Enterprise. She gets the job done and gets her crew home.

Love them all.

144. THX-1138 - June 16, 2009

1200 feet. That seems more like it.

Trekwebmaster and Steve-

I saw the same thing when the view goes out through the bridge window and the E rolls over. That window dimension leads one to believe that the size of the ship is closer to the original in that shot. And as I said before, the shuttle fly over when the Enterprise is in the shipyard looks to be the same size, roughly, as it was during Scotty’s fly by in TMP.

Anybody else geeked about the C-57D that Polar Lights/Round 2 are going to put out?

145. Doc Rice - June 17, 2009

I’d get a 30″ Polar Lights 09 Enterprise and Kelvin. No question. It’ll make me feel like a kid again. Forget the small-size snap-tight crap. But I also want a Polar Lights Narada in the same scale … which I admittedly might have a hard time finding room for. On the other hand, such a large Narada model would double as a good front-lawn Halloween ornament. I don’t know many other ships as evil-looking as the Narada.

Now that I think about it, if they released the K-7 model back in the days, they should come out with the 09 space dock. The K-7 was one of the few that I missed out on and never got a chance to build. I have fond memories of the Exploration Set and maybe an 09 equivalent would be cool.

I’d buy a Jellyfish, as long as it was “authentic” enough where the parts spun properly. I know, I’m picky, but we live in the 21st century so I expect stuff like that.

An interesting one would be a Riverside Shipyards model with the Enterprise’s hull in mid-construction. It’ll also serve as a “cutaway” kit of the ship. And if they come out with an 09 Enterprise bridge model, they should also do one of the Kelvin (or at least a Kobayashi Maru simulator).

146. Crusade2267 - June 17, 2009

1:2500 and 11 inches long! The AMT 3 Enterprise sets were in 1:2500 and the TOS Enterprise was only about 4 inches long. The D was 10.

It just can’t be that big.

Ah well, another Enterprise to add to my collection.

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148. Darrksan (Star Trek: The Motion Picture- 30th Anniversary_1979-2009) - June 17, 2009

“hey, didn’t George Lucas utilize this same idea in Episode II for the Jedi ships?” -John Tenuto
yeah, George Lucas has stolen allot of things from Star Trek. It makes me somewhat piss off at Star Wars Fans who bash Star Trek.
Star Wars is just the dumb down version of Star Trek.

Cool, Star Trek: The Motion Picture- 30th Anniversary models.
I happy to see someone remember that.

I hope DST will remember and come out with some more TMP 30th Anniversary figures, ships and so on (like a Wrist Com “hint,hint”).

I hope that Paramount will remember and come out with a remastered in hi-res Star Trek: The Motion Picture- 30th Anniversary DVD set with:
1. The *original theatrical” cut
2. The “TV extended” cut
3. The “Director” cut (with “new” redesigned computer-generated visual effects at 1080p)

149. BrF - June 17, 2009

“Being snap together, the model is accessible to both novice and experienced model makers.”

The perfect metaphor for the new movie!

150. Beda of Borg - June 17, 2009

are these snap together things painted?! i hope so :D

151. THX-1138 - June 17, 2009

The PL snap togethers are unfinished and unpainted. But painting them is the FUN part.

I wonder if someone has already started to put together lighting kits and aztec masks for the new E?

152. scifiguy67 - June 17, 2009

i have been a model builder for 30yrs!……they must come out with a 1/350 scale TOS.ENTERPRISE…i have built them all!….the AMT 18″ is inaccurate…the AMT 22″ is a CUT-AWAY model…& take a lot of work to make it look right…..& the POLAR LIGHTS kit is just to small!….come on ROUND2 this is the most famous ship in sci-fi history!…..it deserve’s much better! i am re-building the new E playmates toy right now to make it more accurate but the design just don’t cut it fof me!

153. Stephen - June 17, 2009

Very much looking forward to any new or old Trek models coming out. Hope the Akira-class project isn’t dead…have been looking forward to that one for a while!

154. Pon Far Out - June 17, 2009

Thanks for the trip down memory lane. I had these model kits in the 70’s and my big brother put them together for me. I had TOTALLY forgotten about the UFO ship until seeing it here. It actually glowed in the dark! And its shuttlecraft fit in a bay on top with flip-up doors. Sadly, the shuttlecraft died an early death when I put it on top of a light bulb so it would really, really glow in the dark.

155. The Happy Klingon - June 17, 2009

Huh. I read and posted about that same article almost word for word but the post is now gone. It backs up what I said earlier. The size was intended to be roughly the same size as the refit and has been retroactively spin controlled to be twice that size. So the folks that swear up and down it was scaled at the 2500 ft size in spite of what is shown on screen are simply incorrect. The ship was always intended to be around 1200 feet.
I wonder where my post went…..

156. Robman0908 - June 17, 2009

I’d buy a model kit of the new E in a heartbeat. That ship is becoming one of my favorites.

I would love to see the Enterprise blast around some Klingon ships in the sequel. That would be the stuff.

157. David Christy - June 17, 2009

The new Star Trek movie Enterprise in 1:1000 will be great! Please make this kit available in this size, it needs it to truly appreciate the detail!

I’ll be getting the 350 TOS E, as well as all the new 1000th scale ships and re-issues. This is GREAT!

158. Gino - June 18, 2009

I think that a 1:1000 new Star Trek movie Enterprise would be the best choice. The 1:2500 seems too small scale. Moreover 1:1000 TOS exists yet and in december they are going to issue the 1:1000 refit, so why not a 1:1000 new one?

159. cagmar - June 18, 2009

What beautiful ships… Only one I have is the D, but I might add that 1701 A to my stack one of these days…

160. TSgt CQ - June 18, 2009

I would definitely like a 1/1000 Kelvin, and ‘new’ movie Enterprise. I am also still hoping for the Akira, and a re-issue of the Enterprise-C.

161. TrekMadeMeWonder - June 18, 2009


162. TrekMadeMeWonder - June 18, 2009

Yeah, Phaser.

163. THX-1138 - June 18, 2009

It’s OK TMMW. In your excitement you allowed the Typonians to overtake you. Happens to me all the time.

I repeat that I am almost more excited to have the C-57D reissued from PL/Round 2. That was one beautiful model.

164. Pete frm Philly - June 18, 2009

OUT OF SCALE !!!!!!====The new ABRAMS Enterpise in 1/2500 scale–is 11.5 inches long—meaning its bigger than 1701-D Galaxy Class ship-which is only 9.5 inches long in 1/2500 scale….off by a long shot…….

165. Nomad - June 18, 2009

How about a nice big box set of 1/1000 models of all 8 versions of the Enterprise? That would be my Xmas sorted out!

166. Nomad - June 18, 2009

148: “I hope that Paramount will remember and come out with a remastered in hi-res Star Trek: The Motion Picture- 30th Anniversary DVD set with:
1. The *original theatrical” cut
2. The “TV extended” cut
3. The “Director” cut (with “new” redesigned computer-generated visual effects at 1080p)”

I’d like that too…but would you watch them back-to-back? ;-)

167. Greg T. - June 18, 2009

I’m thrilled by the re-releases of the AMT models. I was so young when they came out the first time that I never built Spock or the UFO.
I would like to see the new enterprise at 28″, as the 11″ isn’t much larger than the Playmates ship.
I’d love to see the Kelvin, Shuttles, or the Bridge in lieu of the Romulan Ship.

168. J.R. - June 18, 2009

Does anyone know if the reissue of the 1:350 Enterprise-A model kit includes Aztecing Decals?

169. THX-1138 - June 18, 2009


I think the aztecing decals are for the smaller refit E only, but I could be wrong. Aztec Dummy makes a decent aztec mask for the refit 1:350. and they are easier to use than you think. Just have to be patient.

170. Nomad - June 18, 2009

#168: The Round 2 website says it does include aztec decals.

171. The Invader (In Color!) - June 18, 2009

The only way to do the aztecing is by PAINTING the pattern onto the model. Inevitably, any decals will be too dark and obtrusive…and not anywhere near as subtle as the effect on the models.

Ignore me as usual, but you know I’m right…as usual…:-)

172. THX-1138 - June 18, 2009


Thanks for that. But The Invader is correct. Aztec decals would be a frustration for me and I would imagine most people. Besides, painting them yourself is so much more satisfying.

173. Randy Riker - June 19, 2009

My wish?

1/350 scale K’tinga class Heavy Cruiser.

I said it…so there.


174. chris - June 19, 2009

please make at least a 2 foot long model!!!! or at the very least 18 inches

175. Andy Kinnear - June 19, 2009

Re Post 15 – I second the call for the Akira class, and in a decent scale too. Its a popular design of ship and would sell well.

Re Post 99 – I also second the recommendation to look at Ex Astris Scientia. Its a great site.

Others I’d like to see are ships that are smaller vessels, but would make great larger models, such as the Nova class (Both versions) Oberth class, and the Steamrunner. I am sorry to say I am not interested in the re-releases personally, but I am pleased they are doing them for other modelers, the Enterprise A and E in particular.

I couldn’t care less about kits from the 2009 film. The design of that version of the Enterprise looks like a kitbash in itself to me, and I felt the other designs laxcked conviction. (Shrugs.)

176. Capt. of the USS Anduril - June 19, 2009

#167 11″ is actually smaller than the Playmates ship. On the other hand, the model would be more accurate.

I think it’s funny that everyone goes bananas over the size of the ship, saying that it has to be the same size as the TMP Enterprise because of the windows. Anyone ever think that someone in Starfleet wanted the crewmembers taking a stroll down the corridors with windows might, just MIGHT, want a window bigger than a submarine porthole?

177. dannyds9 - June 19, 2009

Picture this if you will….a side profile image of a warp engine of the new 09 “E” …zero in on the front half…especially the bussard collector…look at all familier? Now I know it sucked…but does anybody remember the remake of Planet Of The Apes? Doesn’t the front half of the warp engines look alot like that little one man ship from the Apes movie? First thing I thought of when I saw a pic of the new “E”

178. J.R. - June 21, 2009

For Star Trek (2011) the Enterprise should undergo an update/refit to result in looking exactly like the TOS Enterprise.

Fans were initially disappointed in not having the chance to see the original design in a big budget production – TMP, and ST (2009) did it again. The Enterprise’s engines look more advanced in TOS so conceivably it would make sense if this new Enterprise was updated to appear as the original.

179. ST09Fan - June 22, 2009

I would much rather have a larger scale new E than the 1/2500 scale. There’s just more room for stuff(lights,motorized fan blades….drool), and plus…it’s bigger! I would buy the smaller scale if it helped to push production of the larger one. I would also probably pick up the jellyfish and a (hopefully large scale) kelvin. The release date of any JJprise kits I would think could be much sooner than a year and a half away. I know there is alot of work that goes into kit design/production…..but the back half of 2010??? Really? Surely you can do beeter than that….

180. Nathaniel Shrike - June 22, 2009

It’s spelled KELVIN. Not KALVIN. -.-

Yes, a good size GLUE and PAINT model of the Enterprise and especially the Kelvin would be absolutely superb. Snap together kits are usually garbage.

Some those other new starfleet ships like that 3 nacelled miranda thingy we saw would be awesome too. I wish we got a better look at them.

181. Robert - June 23, 2009

OH MY ___!!!!!! Now we have to wait almost two years for new model or a model at all. Now i know that the model companys don’t care.For one they keep moving the release date for models and the models that do come out with are the same ships over and over.Lets see something new for once. WE have all the old ones ,we would like something new .Lets get on the ball.

182. chris - June 24, 2009

and yes, i know it goes without saying, but please lots of clear parts for lighting!!! 11.5 too small. 18″-22″ just right. 32″ even better.

183. Josh Swallow - June 27, 2009

make models of every ship you can. We love ’em! We need ’em! We will buy them and we will build them!!! They just need to be made!!!!!!

184. Angel Suarez - June 27, 2009

of course you guys should make the new enterprise 28 inches long., Bring it on.

185. greg8365 - June 28, 2009

How about we get the scale correct! Check out this article: http://www.ex-astris-scientia.org/articles/new_enterprise_comment.htm#size before putting a scale to the new models. In that article it states “From Matt Jefferies’ original miniature to Doug Drexler’s full-CGI NX-01 all Enterprises were designed, built and shown at a definite size. The eighth Enterprise as designed by Ryan Church was originally 366m long and later scaled up at ILM with some very small tweaks to support the large size, if any.”

Just read the article….


186. Captain Kevin Malm of the USS Surya - June 29, 2009

The 1:350 scale TOS Enterprise must have a shuttlebay and bridge details! A bridge under a clear dome! It must have clear window pieces like the refit and the NX. I really want to see Klingon cruisers come out in 1:350 scale, for both TV series and the movie versions! They would certainly be very popular models! Please, lets see also a 1:350 scale USS Reliant! Thats what I want to see the most!

187. Kev - July 1, 2009

Round 2 should get Eric Lefeber and Tom Zahorsky to work on these. They did an awesome job on the JL Star Trek line.

188. chris - July 1, 2009

a big scale, accurate shuttlecraft ,,,who cares what era it’s from. maybe a big TNG shuttle so you can light up the nacelles really nice.

but that 1:350 TOS will be great to light up!

189. Robyn Williams - July 3, 2009

I would buy the Jellyfish in an instant. If it was able to rotate an all would make me want to buy it even more.

190. Odi - July 5, 2009

Both sizes of the Enterprise model kits are welcome. Jellyfish and Kelvin would be cool. I’m glad we’ll have something better than the Playmates ship to look forward to.

191. Ed G - July 13, 2009

I second the Thunderchild Question. At the last hobby show in the Chicago area it was being advertised for (if memory serves) release this year! An Akira class model was definitely a welcome, and surprsing
announcement to see. (The Huge Enterprise on display was awesome as well) Don’t ruin the great vibe by backing off.

Also…c’mon …ya gotta get the Kelvin out earlier than a year after the film! Talk about NOT taking advantage of the market when it’s hot for Trek anew!

192. JJ - July 13, 2009

I would be interested in a model of the USS Kelvin

193. Jeff - July 15, 2009

So the new Enterprise kit will be a.) a snap-together, and b.) 11 inches long. LAME.
No matter what anybody says, snap-togethers are a joke, they always lack detail and they ALWAYS need glue.
And if I’m going to go through intricate paintwork, I want an end result that’s a hell of a lot bigger than a measely 11 inches.
Again, lame.

194. Kristy - July 16, 2009

Where is my new star trek model. I am so upset with you people I could

195. Darran Stephen McKeen - July 22, 2009

Mmmmm! get on with the 1:350 kit of the Original Enterprise then develop and market a 1:350 version of the new Enterprise. really don’t mind the snap fit kits as a marketing strategy in order to capture a wider demographic audience, sure as hell makes alot of good business sense. However, I agree with post 193. Jeff on his points. The Rounds 2 marketing boffins (if they had any sense) would be checking out places like Ebay and various Sci-Fi modelling websites to see what’s hot and wots not. They might learn a thing or two. I ponder – are any of them actually modellers. In anycase surely they would see that there is still a very big demand for the large scale versions and they usually sell for alot more than they would retail. Don’t miss that market opportunity and at the same time keep the modelling fraternity spending our hard earned cash on your kits – oh and yeah consider some more obscure kits, everyone wants them, read the posts, all large scale. Don’t fail us.

196. spaceflightengineer - July 23, 2009

Is there indeed a 1/350th TOS Enterprise injection molded kit coming? The only thing I have seen out there since issue one of the Refit (of which I have TWO issues) is some home brewed bogus-looking fiberglass thing (it looked awful unassembled and like it’d be a mess to even try to tackle). If Round2 is sincere then this is just great news. What a massive but detailed and beautiful display that would be (at least when I build them…). And, hopefully someone makes a steel armature for the TOS kit as I obtained for the Refit- that sucker in a gravity field tends to slump.

Happy 40th Moon Landing anniversary1


197. Darran Stephen McKeen - July 24, 2009

Hey spaceflightengineer, my opening sentence was intended as a subliminal message to the Round 2 guys – hope it works. It would be so cool


198. MARTIN - July 29, 2009

Hi Guys,

Anyone know if Master Replicas (or whoever) are gonna be doing an ST:TMP Enterprise to the same scale/quality as the TV series studio scale one that they did not too long ago?

I’m after a mint movie Enterprise, but being crap at modeling I need one pre-built, painted and lit and don’t mind spending a few £ on it!

So heres hoping they do eh! :-)

199. xina - July 30, 2009

why does the refit 1:350 enterprise sudenly cost £80-£90, when it was relesed the first time i bought it(SEVERAL TIMES) for £39.99.
Whats different? are there extras?


200. Devin Bourne - August 5, 2009

I would love to have the larger Enterprise Model and would also love a model of the Kelvin.

201. Robert - August 5, 2009

I built the ‘UFO mystery ship’ back in the seventies as a kid, it wasn’t glow in the dark, but molded in gray plastic, and included grain of wheat bulbs for the ‘engines’ to light up, it had the small landing craft, but had 3 chrome ‘landing struts’
The instructions also had a continuing(?) story on them about this fictionas ship and crew

202. Robert - August 6, 2009

I would like to see the model companies add on to the star trek model collection. Don’t get me wrong, i enjoy the classic models.But like many model builders, we can only do so much with the same old thing.Here are just some models i would like to see made;
1/2500 Romulan Valdore
1/1000 Vulcan ring ship (sh’ran type)
1/537 TOS Romulan Bird of Prey
1/537 BOP Romulan Bird of Prey
1/537 BOP Klingon D4 class battlecruiser
1/350 Klingon K’tinga battlecruiser
1/350 U.S.S. Reliant
And the ships from new movie.I would buy them.

203. David Grubbs - August 9, 2009

Get off the pot!!!!!!!! You guys should have already had models ready to be sent by now …Why do we have to wait till 2010 or 2011! I’ve been waiting since the movie came out….I bet a lot of people have been waiting for this…I myself would get the larger one…If you guys make it…HURRY UP!!!!!

204. DCameron - August 12, 2009

Hope the 1/1000 kit of the new movie Enterprise gets made.
I’m trying to put together a collection of all the Enterprises in that scale: I have the NX-01, TOS Enterprise, and I have Enterprise-A on order.
Now, if they could only make kits of Enterprise-B through D.

205. Robert - August 18, 2009

I see it still the same- – -o same- – -o.Make all the model builders set and wait,Just what we love to do.Thanks to all you big compies.

206. kenneth - August 21, 2009

.. read awhile back that they were trying to get the license , guess they did, so i’m not stabing them in the back for not having it out now, guess they have to create the model!

now i am going to stab them in the back if they don’t release the thunderchild!! been waiting for that one!

1/350 TOS.. sweet can’t wait
1/1000 refit.. sweet can’t wait!
1/2500 new Enterprise.. sweet can’t wait!
vulcan shuttle with magnets! (amazing new technology!)

agree with others.. keep it coming, and try to get some of the other ships too like the Kelvin, Akira, Reliant (1/1000 kit of relient would be cool!) valdore, sona, norway, sabre class, even a borg cube! h

and how bout one of the Titan and Aventine from the books too!!

207. Mike Stucks - August 22, 2009

How about that 28.5″ scale model of the new Enterprise coming out sooner. I would love to have one that size as apposed to the mini 1/2500 scale version. But beggers can’t be choosy I guess. I would also like to see a USS Kelvin come out the same size of 28.5″.

208. John D'oh! - August 27, 2009

I REALLY would like a USS Kelvin model

209. JaminT - August 29, 2009

I would really like to see a model kit for the Kelvin that had interchangeable parts to make some of the other ships seen in the ST:11 like the U.S.S. Hood etc. It would sure make a kitbashers dreams come true.

210. fred69 - September 23, 2009

more trek models please please please i want all the ships

211. Matz - September 24, 2009

skip the 1:2500 release of the Enterprise and go straight to the 1:1000, (more to show off when built)

212. Keno - November 9, 2009

I hope they build the Romulan Valdore like the one discontinued from Ravenstar. I would like it to matches the one in ST: Nemesis very closely. PLEASE make this a reality (affordable can’t hurt either) There a highly detailed Valdore selling in the U.K. but it’s almost $400 U.S. Dollars with shipping.

213. warpjunkie - November 23, 2009

Any Large scale enterprise is awesome. I just found out about round 2 and the 1/350 monster of a ship yesterday and have already placed my order. what’s crazy is the ship is a 1/4 of the cost of all the crap i have to buy to make it look great. if round 2 made detailed lighting kits for there models they would make a killing. So what I guess i’m trying to say is. I WANT A LARGE SCALE VERSION OF THE NEW ENTERPRISE! and where the hell is the galaxy?

214. Nephets - November 25, 2009

I would like a large scale of the new enterprise and kelvin. Don’t really care for the jellyfish ship. I would prefer some of the ships that were only shown in the initial warp scene than the jellyfish. Like the defiant, farogant or reliant. Also would love to see akira, intrepid, streamrunner, nebula, or defiant.

215. DAMONE - November 28, 2009


216. l mathis - December 31, 2009

surely the 11.5″ new enterprise would be the 1/1400 version not 1/2500 !!!!! . if not it will be in my world . bring it on !!!!!!!!!!

217. Moongrim - January 27, 2010

Considering the Success of not only Federation Models and PNT models, but also JT-Graphics and Starship Modeler as well, one would think that those at Paramount would figure out that just about ANY Star Trek model released will be purchased several times over.

Now me, I’m currently working on fulfilling a childhood dream of having ALL of the Constitution-Class starships built and painted, sitting on a shelf in my house. Now that I’m an adult and can afford it, I’m doing it.

And THAT is just the 12″ Polar Lights kit. Not to mention the various conversion kits of same.

So yes, I’m planning on purchasing the new Movie Enterprise model, plus whatever Conversion kits they may have or not planned for same.

218. Moongrim - January 27, 2010

Snap together kits may be garbage in the minds of many modelers…

But what do you feed roses with?

A poor workman blames his tools, or the quality of what he has to work with.

A true craftsman can create a work of art- out of anything. Which is one reason why Kitbashing is so popular. Give me a snap together and I’ll give you a work of art. Even if I have to strain my eyes applying paint to decorate a grain of rice.

Bigger models are just bigger canvases.

219. Moongrim - February 9, 2010

And Yes Round 2, when you come out with the ‘Pilgrim Observer’ I intend to buy that too!

220. Thomas Wagner - February 11, 2010

YES!!!!!!!!! Been waiting so long for the new movie Enterprise to come out as a model kit!!!!! I think this version is by far the BEST!! YES!!!! 1/1000 scale would be FANTASTIC!!!

221. Robert - April 7, 2010

When will we see a 1/350 K’tinga Battlecruiser out for sale? It will fill the set with the refit Enterprise.

222. Tom Militello - July 19, 2010

1/1000 scale will be the ONLY scale I would purchase. The other scale is just to small to get fine detail. I also would love to see a 1:350 TOS. That would be very exciting. I am not sure why Round 2 and Polar Lights are stuck in miniature model land. No one likes the cadet series!

223. Robert - November 21, 2010

still looking for a 1/350 scale k’tinga battlecruiser model

224. Sparky - January 15, 2011

So . . . what is the current status of this model?? Has something been released?



225. Commander-Dan - February 2, 2011

Round 2 removed it (the JJ-prise, that is) from their website just before the new year, and they aren’t speaking up as to why (at least, as of yet). Rumors and speculation are rampant on the modeling sites…

226. Robert - February 23, 2011

If you ask me, I don”t think they have the new Enterprise made because no one knows how to make one. That goes for other new ship models and ships of different scales. To me that is why they keep pulling out the old molds and keep selling all the old ships. That is why they don”t care what we think. What bad business!!!!!!!

227. Sparky - March 13, 2011

Here is the “offical” announcement that they won’t be making the jj-prise:


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230. Norm - April 24, 2011

I would LOVE a 1:1000 scale enterprise from the 2009 STAR TREK! How about a 1:350 scale? How big would that be? I would LOVE a 1:350 scale also!!

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