Replicas of the bridges from Star Trek ships have been made before, but this new one comes with a pretty amazing twist.
Walkthrough this fan’s version of the TNG bridge
British Trek fan and professional carpenter Geoff Collard found a way to spend his time during quarantine finishing a long-term project to create a replica of the bridge from Star Trek: The Next Generation. He recently completed his painstaking work and posted the results online. The level of detail is amazing, and it comes with a twist—so make sure you watch it all the way through.
The twist of Collard’s replica is the scale of it, fitting the whole bridge on a table in his home and running it off of a laptop computer. Collard’s business is running Bath Furniture Makers, designing, and making custom furniture. He has been working in the wood trade for 40 years. He also has a side business called ModelMakers, which creates scale models. The Enterprise bridge project is one he started seven years ago, and in April under lockdown, he decided it was time to finish it. Over the last couple of months, he has updated his Model Makers Facebook page with progress on the project.
Below are some of the work-in-progress images Collard has shared, showing the level of detail that went into this project.
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