LEGO® and Star Trek® are both passions of mine, and combining the two has become a personal hobby since I entered my thirties nearly nine years ago. It all started when my mother retired away from London, and I re-inherited my childhood LEGO collection from the dusty family attic.
This is my latest project which I started working on at the start of 2020. The design is something of a blend of on-screen depictions of the iconic ship, incorporating elements of Matt Jefferies’ original 1965 concept and Tamara Deverell’s hugely popular 2018 soft redesign for the Star Trek: Discovery season one finale
The Primary Hull (or “Saucer Section”) houses 10 separate rooms separated by a central corridor, all of which sit beneath the Main Bridge. These rooms include two crew quarters, Captain Pike’s quarters (as seen in the original TV pilot “The Cage”), Main Sickbay (based on the modern aesthetic), the Conference Room from the 60s series featuring Captain Kirk (TOS) and an Engineering Section which connects to the Impulse Engines at the rear. Each of the smaller rooms have adjacent science stations connected to the central corridor.
The secondary hull is separated into two sections, with the 60s-style “Main Engineering” behind the Deflector Array, leading into the Shuttlebay at the rear. I then modelled the Shuttlebay doors and protruding aft section on the Deverell design.
The ship also comes with a set of 25 personally-built minifigures. Those which represent characters from the various TV shows (TOS, TAS, DISCOVERY and the upcoming STRANGE NEW WORLDS) are:
Captain Christopher Pike
Doctor Leonard McCoy
Nurse Christine Chapel