STAR TREK: Build the U.S.S. ENTERPRISE NCC-1701-D

This was a magazine developed for DeAgostini Japan, with each of it's planned 100 issues comprising of a short 16 page magazine, a large format blueprint of one of the ship's decks, and some plastic model parts to construct a 36" model of the Enterprise, all housed in a larger point of sale presentation box.

The deck plan element was basically Star Trek illustrator Rick Sternbach's book of USS Enterprise deck plans updated (by Rick himself) to pack in more detail, which I then added to my deck plan layouts adding annotations and other info. The rest of the magazine were pages re-porported from The Star Trek Fact Files and other Star Trek magazines we'd produced.

The model kit included clear plastic deck plates etched with the room plans for a featured deck, exterior hull components, fibre-optic lights and a diorama stand.

A TV advert produced at the time can be found on YouTube here: http://youtu.be/duXzbNEwipo

After really good initial feedback and quite amazing sales figures the magazine was cancelled after only seven issues (with a further four ready for publication) after Japan was rocked by the giant Tsunami of 20th March 2011.

In the wake of such a disaster it was understandable that an expensive model magazine wouldn't be in much demand.

My old editor Tim Leng has written and contributed to blogs and articles on 'the part-work that never was' since it's demise and a link to one such story is at: http://www.thetrekcollective.com/2011/11/build-enterprise-part-work-that-never.html

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