If you have ever dreamed of making your own USS Enterprise, Hero Collector from Eaglemoss has something special for you. Today they have revealed their long-anticipated “Build the U.S.S. Enterprise-D” subscription program.
Build your own Enterprise-D
Hero Collector is inviting fans to embark on a journey to construct their own USS Enterprise-D in their homes with a subscription program aimed at collectors, model makers, hobbyists, and even casual fans who are looking to Trekify their lives with a new hobby. The new subscription program takes you step-by-step and piece-by-piece towards building an exact replica of the iconic starship from Star Trek: The Next Generation. When complete, the final ship will measure over two feet long.
Subscribers will receive regular deliveries of parts and simple instructions, and there’s no need for glue or paint. Each component of what Hero Collector promises is an “easy-to-build starship model” comes pre-painted. Each part simply clicks or screws together to form your own U.S.S Enterprise-D, ready to be displayed on its model stand. The video below gives you an idea how the construction process will work.
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.
The legendary Dan Curry, VFX producer on The Next Generation as well as Star Trek: 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.”
The model also features working internal lights that match the original studio model, illuminating the ship’s windows, engines, navigation lights, and main deflector. One detail Hero Collector has focused on is the model allows for the saucer and stardrive sections to be cleanly separated for display, as seen onscreen. And there are separate power sources for the stardrive and saucer sections, to keep both lit.
Every issue in this subscription comes with simple instructions, labeled 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 art from the people who made TNG, starting with how Andy Probert designed the U.S.S. Enterprise-D itself.
The subscription program launches in March 2021. Subscribers will receive four kits every month for $12.90 for each kit. There are a total of 120 kits, so it will take around 30 months to complete the model. The first two kits have an introductory price of $4.95 with free shipping and you also get some free pins.
To register your interest, and find more details, photos, and videos of this amazing model, visit build-model-enterprise.com.
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