If you named the cat Spock and always tell your kids they have the conn when you leave the room then you are an ultimate Star Trek fan, and the ultimate fan needs the ultimate starship. The Star Trek: The Next Generation Enterprise D Artisan Replica is that starship because it’s awesome enough to do just about everything except actually take you into space.
The Artisan replica, built to the exact specifications and dimensions of the studio miniature that was used to film many of TNG’s scenes, is 1:850 scale and measures 29.5 inches long x 22 inches wide x 6 inches high (11 inches high when mounted on the base).
As well as awesome looks, you’re also provided with incredible visuals because custom-built electronics control a complex lighting system that includes more than 100 LEDs, including photon torpedoes and phaser arrays with sound effects.
Other high-quality LEDs illuminate:
- Warp and impulse engines
- Navigational and deflector arrays
- Anti-collision and formation signals
- Main shuttle bay with tiny shuttles docked inside
The lighting and sound system is operated by a four-channel remote control and is powered by a 12-volt AC/DC transformer, so you can launch the Enterprise into warp speed or send her into battle with phasers blasting away with just a few simple commands.
Authenticity is not a problem because the Enterprise D is built in the USA by special-effects artisans (who build models for movies when they’re not working on replicas), with six artisans taking approximately 200 hours to create one Enterprise D replica.
The price is steep enough to make you have to go dig for dilithium crystals but there are probably some devoted Trek fans out there willing to part with the cash for this beauty.
The Star Trek: The Next Generation Enterprise D Artisan Replica will set you back $9,995.00 and will be available for pre-order at QMX sometime this month.