Round 2, who make Star Trek model kits, are launching a new line of model rocket kits including three Star Trek rockets. The new Trek rockets will come in various sizes and each is decorated as a different Trek vessel. Check out our exclusive first look at the entire line below.
STAR TREK ROCKETS COMING IN SEPTEMBER
Model maker Round 2 has announced they are entering the flying rocket model kit market with their new MPC rocket line. They are starting off with six branded rockets including three for Star Trek. The first wave will be available in September of this year. The three Star Trek rockets are each themed around a classic Trek vessel: the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701, the Klingon Bird-of-Prey, and the U.S.S. Reliant NCC-1864. Each Trek rocket is a different size and use graphic elements from specific Star Trek ships along with self-stick fin decals and ship graphics on the parachutes.
USS Enterprise Rocket
USS Enterprise rocket is 28.71" (72.9cm) long with a diameter of 1.58" (40mm) and uses C6-5 Estes and Quest engines. It includes 2 pre-decorated paper body tubes with self-stick decals and parachute.
Bird of Prey Rocket
Klingon bird of prey rocket is 20.87" (53cm) long with a diameter of 1.38" (35mm) and uses A8-3, B6-4 and C6-5 Estes and Quest engines. It includes pre-decorated paper body tube with self-stick decals and 18" parachute.
USS Reliant Rocket
USS Reliant rocket is 13.23" (33.6cm) long with a diameter of 0.87" (22mm) and uses A6-4,A8-2=3, B6-4, and C6-5 Estes and Quest engines. It includes pre-decorated paper body tube with self-stick decals and 18" parachute.
Round 2 say the kits are easy to build and should take less than an hour. All of the MPC rockets make use of existing Estes® and Quest™ engines (engines, engine igniters, recovery wadding, launch pad and launch control units are sold separately).
The new Trek rockets will be out in September. Pricing will be announced later.
Not Trek’s first rockets
While this new line is a first for Round 2, it is not a first for the franchise. Star Trek rockets were first released back in the 70s by Estes.