Build Your Own Enterprise… At A Cost

Build Your Own Enterprise… At A Cost


Hero Collector launches another build your own model series and the USS Enterprise is the vehicle of choice.

Hero Collector have launched their latest model series for the US market, Build The U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-D. Here’s your chance to build Captain Picard’s famous ship from the long-running television show, Star Trek: The Next Generation.

These type of regularly released collections have appeared in various guises over the years. We’ve had Batman Automobilia (models of vehicles from the Batman universe), the Back to the Future DeLorean, the Ghostbusters ECTO1, Star Wars helmets, R2-D2 and various graphic novel collections such as Judge Dredd for example.

During the filming of Star Trek: The Next Generation, three different sizes of Enterprise model were constructed in 6ft, 4ft and 2ft sizes. The U.S.S. Enterprise from Hero Collector uses elements of all three of those models to capture all the best looking 4ft spacecraft you will end up completing.

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The Enterprise model certainly looks very detailed and also contains internal lighting for the windows, nacelles and reflector dish. The saucer section is also detachable just like it’s on screen counterpart.

If you’re interested in this set, be warned there is a commitment to both time and money. The Enterprise Model will be spread over 120 issues with each issue costing $12.99 + shipping, with four issues being sent your way each month. That’s a final cost of almost three years and just over $1800!

If you keep your subscription running there are extra incentives such as a t-shirt, screw box and specially designed binder to hold all the magazines safe. Each magazine not only holds the building instructions for the model but also the story of the U.S.S. Enterprise both on and off the screen.

If you’re interested, head on over to the Build The U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-D website where you can register for the first issues when it’s launched in March 2021.

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John Abbitt

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