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.
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.
MORE CLASSIC TREK MODEL KITS
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.
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.