Monday, 24 November 2014

Press-Out and Build USS Enterprise

There's a newly released Star Trek Haynes Manual, but this one is a bit different to the previous technical manuals. The Haynes USS Enterprise Press-Out and Build Manual, is part book, part model kit, including a cardboard kit that builds a fifty centimetre long model of the original USS Enterprise. Here's the official description:
Trivia manual and model kit for the USS Enterprise, the main starship featured in Star Trek (the original series). The front portion of the book is packed with information about the ship that served under the command of Captain James T. Kirk in the popular sci-fi TV series that started in 1966. The back portion of this Haynes manual features a series of press-out cardboard shapes that assemble to make a large (50 cm) model of the USS Enterprise NCC-1701.

I believe the book component of this is reusing content from the Haynes USS Enterprise Manual, presumably focusing on the Constitution class section of that book, which covered all the main prime-universe starships Enterprise. Continue after the jump for a look at how the model is built:

This new model of the Enterprise is one of several Haynes model kits produced by Eight Innovation; other cardboard kits include Thunderbird 2, and Wallace and Gromit's Techno-trousers (which is an automaton!). For the more ambitious builders, the same company do Haynes branded retro radio and camera kits, which build fully functioning devices! To help with the building of all these, Eight Innovation have a Youtube channel, with detailed step and step instructions. Including two videos on building the Enterprise, which add up to just a little less than your average Star Trek episode! Here they are:

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