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Star Trek: Discovery The Official Starships Collection is a monthly British partwork magazine that debuted on 31 January 2018 and is published by Eaglemoss Collections under its Hero Collector imprint.

A sister publication of the Official Starships Collection and Build The USS Enterprise NCC-1701-D partworks, it is authorized and licensed by CBS Consumer Products and debuted simultaneously in the US and the UK.

Products are available by subscription and to the general public through the company's webshops, newsagents, and retailers associated with Diamond Comic Distributors.

The line (in English) is also retailed by Eaglemoss' UK and German webshops to several European countries, and by the US webshops to Canada and Mexico. Some products are also available to other territories from the company's international webshops. A number of releases are also retailed by Anovos and ThinkGeek. [1] [2]

Eaglemoss Star Trek Discovery Starships Collection promo

Promo for the first issue

Each standard issue includes a (roughly) six to ten inch-long (150 to 250 mm-long) hand-painted scaled replica of a starship from the Star Trek: Discovery series. Cast in ABS and die-cast metal, a number of starship designs have been reproduced here (as a miniature) for the first time by any manufacturer.

Available separately, larger "XL Edition" starship models, metallic resin dedication plaques, dedicated magazine binders, and a figurine are in production. Gift premiums have also been released to subscribers.

Eaglemoss Starships Collection To The Same Scale Guide

Eaglemoss starship models re-scaled to "in-universe" dimensions

Ben Robinson, the project's manager, utilizes original CGI studio models provided by Pixomondo for reference, once they have been approved by CBS Television Studios and Secret Hideout, the show's primary production companies, and the VFX team. [3][4][5] [6] Nonetheless, Robinson has his longtime Official Starships Collection associate Fabio Passaro convert the models into LightWave 3D, Eaglemoss' software package of choice, as Pixomondo's production-used models are created in Autodesk Maya. [7] [8]

The 3D starship models are converted into tooling masters at the Holinail Group, Eaglemoss' manufacturing partner in Shenzhen, China, [9] and 2D renders of them are frequently used for the publication's illustrations by its editors in the UK.

Production stills, concept art and newly-created orthographic views are utilized extensively, and new interviews with DIS starship designers including Goran Delic, JD Dickenson, John Eaves, and Sam Michlap were conducted.

Star Trek Discovery Designing Starships final cover

Designing Starships

Some of this content was (or will be) published by Random House in two hardcover mass-market reference books from the Star Trek: Shipyards series, within the Starfleet Ships 2151-2293 and The Klingon Fleet volumes. [10] Also incorporating some of this material, the Star Trek: Discovery Designing Starships volume of the Designing Starships book series will feature every starship from Discovery's first season and is slated for publication in October 2019. [11]

Each sixteen-page magazine (measuring 168 × 218 mm) fits within the printed cardboard box that the model is presented in.



Issues Edit

No. Cover Title/Contents Model Lng* Scale
1 Star Trek Discovery Starships Collection issue 01 USS Shenzhou NCC-1227

31/01/2018

  • Contents, p. 2
  • USS Shenzhou NCC-1227 Specification, p. 3
  • USS Shenzhou NCC-1227, pp. 4-7
  • Designing The USS Shenzhou, pp. 8-14
Eaglemoss USS Shenzhou 200 mm 1:2115
2 Star Trek Discovery Starships Collection issue 2 USS Discovery NCC-1031

03/03/2018

  • Contents, p. 2
  • USS Discovery NCC-1031 Specification, p. 3
  • USS Discovery NCC-1031, pp. 4-7
  • Designing The USS Discovery, pp. 8-14
Eaglemoss USS Discovery 249 mm 1:3014
3 Star Trek Discovery Starships Collection issue 3 USS Kerala NCC-1255

12/06/2018

  • Contents, p. 2
  • USS Kerala NCC-1255 Specification, p. 3
  • USS Kerala NCC-1255, pp. 4-9
  • Designing The USS Kerala, pp. 10-14
Eaglemoss USS Kerala 215 mm 1:2351
4 Star Trek Discovery Starships Collection issue 4 Klingon Bird-of-Prey

21/07/2018

  • Contents, p. 2
  • Klingon Bird-of-Prey Specification, p. 3
  • Klingon Bird-of-Prey, pp. 4-7
  • Designing The Klingon Bird-of-Prey, pp. 8-14
Eaglemoss Klingon Bird-of-Prey (mid 23rd century) 140 mm 1:1348
5 Star Trek Discovery Starships Collection issue 5 USS Europa NCC-1648

21/08/2018

  • Contents, p. 2
  • USS Europa NCC-1648 Specification, p. 3
  • USS Europa NCC-1648, pp. 4-7
  • Designing The Admiral's Ship, pp. 8-14
Eaglemoss USS Europa 183 mm 1:2095
6 Star Trek Discovery Starships Collection issue 6 Vulcan Cruiser

28/09/2018

  • Contents, p. 2
  • Vulcan Cruiser Specification, p. 3
  • Vulcan Cruiser, pp. 4-7
  • Designing The Vulcan Cruiser, pp. 8-14
Eaglemoss Vulcan Cruiser 203 mm 1:700
7 Star Trek Discovery Official Starships Collection issue 7 USS Buran NCC-1422

10/11/2018

  • Contents, p. 2
  • USS Buran NCC-1422 Specification, p. 3
  • USS Buran NCC-1422, pp. 4-7
  • Designing The Cardenas Class, pp. 8-14
Eaglemoss USS Buran DIS 218 mm 1:2023
8 Star Trek Discovery Official Starships Collection issue 8 Klingon Qugh Class

26/11/2018

  • Contents, p. 2
  • Klingon Empire Qugh Class Specification, p. 3
  • Klingon Qugh Class, pp. 4-7
  • Designing The Qugh Class, pp. 8-14
Eaglemoss QUGH Class Destroyer 216 mm 1:6299
9 Star Trek Discovery Official Starships Collection issue 9 USS Clarke NCC-1661

21/12/2018

  • Contents, p. 2
  • USS Clarke NCC-1661 Specification, p. 3
  • USS Clarke NCC-1661, pp. 4-9
  • Designing The USS Clarke, pp. 10-14
Eaglemoss USS Clarke 174 mm 1:1592
10 Star Trek Discovery Official Starships Collection issue 10 Klingon Qoj Class [1]

02/02/2019

  • Contents, p. 2
  • Klingon Qoj Class Specification, p. 3
  • Klingon Qoj Class, pp. 4-9
  • Designing The Qoj Class, pp. 10-14
Eaglemoss Klingon Qoj Class 201 mm 1:5516
11 Star Trek Discovery Official Starships Collection issue 11 USS Shran NCC-1413

05/02/2019

  • Contents, p. 2
  • USS Shran NCC-1413 Specification, p. 3
  • USS Shran NCC-1413, pp. 4-9
  • Designing The Shran, pp. 10-14
Eaglemoss USS Shran 135 mm 1:1668
12 Star Trek Discovery Starships Collection issue 12 USS Enterprise NCC-1701 [2]

15/03/2019

  • Contents, p. 2
  • USS Enterprise NCC-1701 Specification, p. 3
  • USS Enterprise NCC-1701, pp. 4-9
  • Designing The USS Enterprise, pp. 10-14
Eaglemoss USS Enterprise DIS 215 mm 1:2056
13 Star Trek Discovery Official Starships Collection issue 13 Worker Bee

31/03/2019

  • Contents, p. 2
  • Worker Bee Specification, p. 3
  • Worker Bee, pp. 4-9
  • Designing The Worker Bee, pp. 10-14
Eaglemoss Worker Bee 175 mm 1:32
14 Star Trek Discovery Official Starships Collection issue 14 Klingon Cleave Ship

24/04/2019

  • Contents, p. 2
  • Klingon Cleave Ship Specification, p. 3
  • Klingon Cleave Ship, pp. 4-7
  • Designing The Klingon Cleave Ship, pp. 8-14
Eaglemoss Klingon Cleave Ship 210 mm 1:4450
15 Star Trek Discovery Official Starships Collection issue 15 USS Edison NCC-1683

30/05/2019

  • Contents, p. 2
  • USS Edison NCC-1683 Specification, p. 3
  • USS Edison NCC-1683, pp. 4-7
  • Designing The USS Edison, pp. 8-14
Eaglemoss USS Edison 140 mm 1:2545
16 Star Trek Discovery Official Starships Collection issue 16 The Festoon

24/06/2019

  • Contents, p. 2
  • The Festoon Specification, p. 3
  • The Festoon, pp. 4-7
  • Designing The Festoon, pp. 8-14
Eaglemoss The Festoon 180 mm 1:1444 [3]
17 Star Trek Discovery Official Starships Collection issue 17 USS T'Plana-Hath NCC-1004 Eaglemoss USS T'Plana-Hath
18 Star Trek Discovery Starships Collection temp cover Klingon Raider

08/2019

Eaglemoss Klingon Raider

Confirmed upcoming issues: Federation Edit

No. Cover Title Model Lng* Scale
TBA Star Trek Discovery Starships Collection temp cover Class C Shuttlecraft (SPT 21) Eaglemoss DIS Class C shuttlecraft SPT21
TBA Star Trek Discovery Starships Collection temp cover USS Hiawatha NCC-815 Eaglemoss USS Hiawatha

Confirmed upcoming issues: KlingonEdit

No. Cover Title Model Lng* Scale
TBA Star Trek Discovery Starships Collection temp cover Beacon of Kahless Eaglemoss Beacon of Kahless
TBA Star Trek Discovery Starships Collection temp cover bortaS bir Class Eaglemoss Klingon bortaS bir Class
TBA Star Trek Discovery Starships Collection temp cover Bstlh Class Eaglemoss BSTLH Class
TBA Star Trek Discovery Starships Collection temp cover Chargh Class Eaglemoss Klingon Chargh Class
TBA Star Trek Discovery Starships Collection temp cover DaSpu' Class Eaglemoss DASPU Class
TBA Star Trek Discovery Starships Collection temp cover 'etlh Class Eaglemoss Klingon 'etlh Class
TBA Star Trek Discovery Starships Collection temp cover Jach Class Eaglemoss Klingon Jach Class
TBA Star Trek Discovery Starships Collection temp cover Qaw' Class Eaglemoss Klingon Qaw' Class
TBA Star Trek Discovery Starships Collection temp cover Sech Class Eaglemoss Klingon Sech Class
TBA Star Trek Discovery Starships Collection temp cover Veqlargh Class Eaglemoss VEQLARGH Class

Bonus issues Edit

USS Glenn Edit

The USS Glenn, the line's first convention-exclusive registry variant model, was produced in a limited edition of 500 units (worldwide)[4] and was available for purchase at the 2018 Official Star Trek Convention, New York Comic Con, and the Destination Star Trek Birmingham convention. Later in the year, a small number were also briefly available from Eaglemoss' UK and US webshops. Each ship was retailed with the USS Discovery's magazine and stand.

Box Title Model Lng* Scale
Eaglemoss USS Glenn box USS Glenn NCC-1030 Limited Edition Variant

01/08/2018

Eaglemoss USS Glenn 249 mm 1:3014

ISS Shenzhou Edit

Initially available exclusively as a gift premium for subscribers, the ISS Shenzhou, a registry variant of the USS Shenzhou model, later became available as a retail product from Eaglemoss' UK webshop. A magazine was not included with the model.

Box Title Model Lng* Scale
Eaglemoss ISS Shenzhou box ISS Shenzhou NCC-1227

21/05/2019

Eaglemoss ISS Shenzhou 200 mm 1:2115

XL Edition issues Edit

Considerably larger than the standard releases, XL Edition models are available to subscribers, through the company's webshops, and from retailers.

Before it was released as a 215 mm-long model with issue 12 of this partwork (see above), a 259 mm-long XL Edition model of the USS Enterprise (as it was seen in DIS) debuted in the original starship collection.

No. Cover Title/Contents Model Lng* Scale
(XL1) Star Trek Discovery Official Starships Collection Sarcophagus Special Issue cover Sarcophagus Ship Special Issue

22/03/2019

  • Contents, p. 2
  • Sarcophagus Ship Specification, p. 3
  • The Sarcophagus Ship, pp. 4-9
  • Designing The Ship Of The Dead, pp. 10-14
Eaglemoss Klingon Sarcophagus Ship 300 mm 1:8502

Confirmed upcoming XL Edition issues Edit

No. Cover Title Model Lng* Scale
TBA Star Trek Discovery Starships Collection temp cover Federation Space Station Eaglemoss Federation Space Station
TBA Star Trek Discovery Starships Collection temp cover ISS Charon ISS Charon

Magazine binder Edit

Star Trek Discovery Official Starships Collection binder

Each "mini-binder" will store ten of the magazines and is slated to become available at company webshops, though it has as of 2019 yet to be featured on both the European and US webshops.

One binder was provided as a free bonus gift with the third shipment to early subscribers, following unexpected delays with the initial release of the first few starships and gift premiums.

Dedication plaques Edit

Scaled replicas of starship dedication plaque are cast from metallic resin and were previously distributed as gift premiums for subscribers.

No. Box Plaque Model Lng
(1) Eaglemoss USS Shenzhou dedication plaque box USS Shenzhou NCC-1227 Dedication Plaque Eaglemoss USS Shenzhou Dedication Plaque 222 mm
(2) Eaglemoss USS Discovery dedication plaque box USS Discovery NCC-1031 Dedication Plaque Eaglemoss USS Discovery Dedication Plaque 222 mm

Figure Edit

Released as a gift premium for subscribers in February 2019, the company also distributes this scaled figure through its UK webshops and other retailers.

No. Box Figure Model Size
(1) Eaglemoss Tardigrade packaging Tardigrade Eaglemoss Tardigrade figurine 120 mm l
×
90 mm h

Gift premiums Edit

Gift premiums are provided to subscribers at specific subscription milestones. The models do not include companion magazines. As seen above, some of these products are also released to the general public by Eaglemoss' webshops and other retailers.

No. Box Premium Model Size Scale
(1) USS Shenzhou enamel pin (June to October 2018) Eaglemoss Fansets USS Shenzhou pin 57 mm ø
(2) Scale chart poster (× 2) Eaglemoss Official Starships Collection Scale Charts 594 × 420 mm × 2
(3) Eaglemoss USS Shenzhou dedication plaque box USS Shenzhou NCC-1227 Dedication Plaque Eaglemoss USS Shenzhou Dedication Plaque 222 mm
(4) Eaglemoss USS Discovery dedication plaque box USS Discovery NCC-1031 Dedication Plaque Eaglemoss USS Discovery Dedication Plaque 222 mm
(5) Eaglemoss Tardigrade packaging Tardigrade Eaglemoss Tardigrade figurine 120 mm l
×
90 mm h
(6) Eaglemoss ISS Shenzhou box ISS Shenzhou NCC-1227 Eaglemoss ISS Shenzhou 200 mm 1:2115
* Starship length as measured from bow to stern, where applicable.

Background information Edit

Eaglemoss ST Discovery Official Starships Collection banner

Banners at Dortmund con

  • Dead-set on getting the collection started while the first season was still being aired for the first time (and managing to do so with issue 1), the company faced challenges due to "(...)delays in receiving assets from the licensor and the subsequent impact on production schedules," according to the letter early subscribers received with their second issue informing them of the temporary suspension. Robinson conceded the delay issue when he tweeted on 19 February 2018, "Shenzhous are almost all shipped. It’s been a huge push to get them out this quickly. Discos will follow. Then a little break. We just couldn’t get them made any faster," [12] referring to the fact that Passaro needed time to do his conversion work. It were the subscribers who received the letter who were sent the above-mentioned free bonus gift binder "as a way of apology and appreciation of your patience" with their third shipment when the collection resumed after a three month suspension.
  • Translations of some Klingon language starship names appeared on a poster that was sent to subscribers: bortaS bir (Cold Revenge), Chargh (Conquer), 'etlh (Blade), Jach (Scream), Qaw' (Destroy), Qoj (War), Qugh (Disaster), Sech (Torch), and Veqlargh (Demon).
Eaglemoss USS Gagarin

USS Gagarin

  • A render of the USS Gagarin appeared on the poster but was replaced in the collection by the USS Kerala, another Shepard-class ship. Robinson and Eaves were not able to confirm whether further intended modifications to the original studio model had been made, prior to its on-screen appearance as the Gagarin. [13]
  • In August 2018, the project manager announced that the USS Buran, another Cardenas-class vessel, had replaced the USS Yeager in the line-up.
Eaglemoss USS Yeager DIS

USS Yeager

  • On After Trek, the DIS companion series, prototype models of the collection's USS Discovery and USS Shenzhou were displayed as set decorations behind host Matt Mira, among other Star Trek memorabilia. [14]
  • Ben Robinson has indicated that the company has tentative plans to launch subscriptions in Australia and Canada.
  • In 2018, Eaglemoss also partnered with Simon & Schuster for a US contest to cross-promote the Collection and the first three Discovery novels. [15]
Eaglemoss Star Trek Official Starships Collection ships at actual size

251 Eaglemoss releases in the same (real-world) relative scale

  • In June 2019, Ben Robinson indicated that the company will manufacture starships from season 3 of Star Trek: Discovery. [16]
  • On 9 July 2019, Ben Robinson revealed that the company plans to debut another convention-exclusive starship (and possibly more) in October 2019. [17]


GalleryEdit


AppendicesEdit

FootnotesEdit

  1. The sticker on the base of the Qoj model's stand has "Klingon Veqlargh Class" printed on it.
  2. A larger (259 mm-long) version of the DIS USS Enterprise model was released in the first starship partwork in late 2018 with a different magazine.
  3. Dimensions of the "real" ship are not given in the magazine so the Festoon model's scale is based on an estimated length of 260 meters.
  4. Eight units of the limited edition USS Glenn model were damaged at the warehouse and were deemed unfit for release to the last eight customers who had ordered them from the UK's online shop. Besides providing a full refund, an I.O.U. for a free future convention-exclusive starship, and a handwritten apology, the company sent (at least) one unpainted production prototype of an earlier starship model to each of the affected customers.

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