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Kre-O is a line of plastic construction toys similar to LEGO and Mega Bloks and is largely compatible with those systems. The Kre-O line was first released by Hasbro in the fall of 2011 with many sets based on its Transformers and Battleship properties.

Star Trek associationEdit

Kre-O Star Trek Kreon figures

Star Trek Kre-O promo

On 10 February 2012, Hasbro announced that the company would be producing toys based on Star Trek Into Darkness and had plans to release action figures, role-play accessories, and a line of Kre-O Star Trek sets in 2013.

Preliminary images depicted "Kreons" (the Kre-O equivalent of "Lego People") of Kirk, Spock, and Sulu. A Kre-O USS Enterprise set with a flip-up saucer section revealing the ship's bridge was also previewed. [1][2]

A promotional video showing a parodic re-enactment of the teaser trailer from Star Trek was premiered in 2012. In the video, a Kre-O USS Enterprise (alternate reality) was seen being constructed at the Riverside Shipyard by Kreon workers.[3]

On 7 May 2013, Hasbro released a short promotional video for Star Trek Kre-O which was co-produced by Bad Robot Productions with visual effects provided by Kelvin Optical. This short spoof saw the USS Enterprise (alternate reality) being dragged through a black hole into the Kre-O universe where the crew came under attack from a giant starship captained by "Green Spiky Head".[4] A later short had the Kre-O versions of Kirk and Spock (alternate reality) sit in a school's detention facility with other characters from the Kre-O line. [5]

A number of Kre-O products were premiered at Toy Fair in New York City on 10 February 2013 and the line first reached retail in May 2013.

The Kre-O Micro Build USS Enterprise from the Original Series was distributed by Hasbro at 2013's San Diego Comic-Con International and by videogame retailer GameStop with pre-orders of the Star Trek video game.

During Into Darkness' volcano sequence on Nibiru, Shuttle 1 (as indicated by dialog) was represented by the CGI model for Shuttle 7. Interior displays in Shuttle 1 indicating "04NCC" may have been why labels included in the "Spock's Volcano Mission" Kre-O set identify the shuttle as Shuttle 4 and do not reference the name Warrant. Later in the film, the designation "Klingon Bird-of-Prey" was not explicitly used and the design was instead referred to as "D4-class" in dialogue.

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