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Star Trek: The Next Generation Build The USS Enterprise NCC-1701-D is a British partwork magazine that debuted in the UK on 13 February 2019 and in the US and Germany during the following month.

Published weekly by Eaglemoss Collections under its Hero Collector imprint, it was briefly available by subscription at the company's dedicated UK website and from retailers in select areas of southern England.

On 25 March 2019, the UK division of the company announced that the partwork had been suspended after the release of the second (test) issue to retail but stated that it hoped to resume publication "soon".

UK collectors were given the option of returning the released issues for a full refund or awaiting further news. [1] Issues for UK subscribers were not dispatched before the suspension of the partwork.

A second message was sent to UK subscribers on 9 May 2019, stating that the line was still suspended and that further upgrades would be made to the Enterprise model before publication resumes. Updates and a "special gift" will also be sent to early subscribers, if the partwork continues. [2] Nonetheless, issues for US subscribers began to ship in late March 2019.

Build The USS Enterprise NCC-1701-D introductory guide

Introductory guide

A sister publication of The Official Starships Collection and its Discovery spin-off, it is authorized and licensed by CBS Consumer Products.

Collectors will be able to build their own seventy centimeter-long scaled replica of the USS Enterprise NCC-1701-D, constructed from hand-painted ABS and die-cast metal parts, and featuring an electronic lighting kit.

The model was designed as an amalgam of a number of the USS Enterprise-D studio models that appeared in TNG episodes and on film. Its sculpting most closely follows the six-foot studio model's design while its paint applications approximate the four-foot studio model's on-screen appearance.

Star Trek TNG Build The USS Enterprise-D model

Assembled USS Enterprise -D model prototype

The assembled replica is displayable in saucer separation mode with fully illuminated lighting, and the ship is separated into five components, each containing independent lighting units. This allows the primary hull, "neck", secondary hull, and both nacelles to be illuminated as desired. Upon receipt of the first four issues, it is possible to utilize the lighting system for the first time.

Each release includes parts for the model while its magazine contains a portion of the assembly instructions. Kit parts are designed to easily snap together and only a screwdriver, included with the first issue, is required for assembly.

Star Trek TNG Build The USS Enterprise-D and Ben Robinson

Ben Robinson with a model prototype

Ben Robinson, a veteran of the Star Trek Fact Files and a number of other popular Star Trek publications and partworks, is the project manager for this series.

Feature articles about the design and history of this Galaxy-class starship are incorporated into each sixteen-page magazine.

This publication and its model are not related to De Agostini's similar but short-lived 2011 Japanese partwork.


Issues Edit

No. Cover Contents Parts
1 Star Trek TNG Build The USS Enterprise-D issue 1 Saucer: Main bridge and upper hull

13/02/2018

  • Contents, p. 2
  • Your Ship Parts, p. 3
  • Assembly Instructions, pp. 4-7
  • Designing The D, pp. 8-13
  • Probert's Progress, pp. 14-15
Star Trek TNG Build The USS Enterprise-D issue 1 contents
2 Star Trek TNG Build The USS Enterprise-D issue 2 Nacelle: superstructure, warp engine field grilles, Bussard collector, and upper hull

28/02/2018

  • Contents, p. 2
  • Your Ship Parts, p. 3
  • Assembly Instructions, pp. 4-7
  • Separation Anxiety, pp. 6-11
  • 1986: A Trek Odyssey, pp. 12-15
Star Trek TNG Build The USS Enterprise-D issue 2 contents
3 Star Trek TNG Build The USS Enterprise-D temp cover

Premium baseEdit

Star Trek TNG Build The USS Enterprise-D premium base

Premium base

Subscribers who opt for a "Premium Kit" will receive a LED-illuminated mirrored base for the model, measuring over two feet long, for a small additional ongoing fee.

Gift premiums Edit

Gift premiums are delivered to subscribers at specific subscription milestones.

No. Premium Delivery Promo image
(1) Free magazine (issue 2) First Star Trek TNG Build The USS Enterprise-D issue 2
(2) Collector's binder First Star Trek TNG Build The USS Enterprise-D gift 2 binder
(3) USS Enterprise-D thermal mug Third Star Trek TNG Build The USS Enterprise-D gift 3 mug
(4) Screw box Sixth Star Trek TNG Build The USS Enterprise-D gift 4 screw box
(5) Galaxy Class Starship Development Project t-shirt Ninth Star Trek TNG Build The USS Enterprise-D gift 5 T-shirt
(6) Enterprise display stand Twelveth Star Trek TNG Build The USS Enterprise-D gift 6 stand

Additional gift premiumEdit

Star Trek TNG Build The USS Enterprise-D A3 poster

USS Enterprise-D poster

An A3-sized (297 x 420 mm) poster of the USS Enterprise-D was offered as an additional gift premium to early subscribers.

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