We have received some questions about the installation of the new lighting sets for the 1:350 scale U.S.S. Enterprise model kits so Ploar Lights put together a quick tutorial video that is available through the Polar lights YouTube channel and our Collector Model Blog. Polar Lights brand manager, Jamie Hood, shows step-by-step how the lights should be installed into the model. This video covers some of the trickier spots that a modeler may encounter as well as some helpful hints to ease the assembly of either MKA005 Deluxe Accessory Set and MKA007 Lighting Kit. As with any of our model kits, we recommend reading all of the instructions completely before you begin any project, but this video should grant a great insight about the installation before the project is begun.
We’ve seen some excellent buildups with the lights installed. We hope this video assists those that have been holding back from lighting their builds. Enjoy!
12th Annual Official STAR TREK Convention
Las Vegas 2013
August 8 - 11, 2013
Thursday - Sunday
(with pre-registration and vendor preview on Wednesday night)
The Rio Suites Hotel
3700 W. Flamingo Rd.
Las Vegas, NV
You are cordially invited to "beam down" to the experience like no other: The Creation Entertainment Las Vegas Official STAR TREK Convention
celebrates its 12th year and we're out to top the extraordinary fun
we've all had at all previous Vegas gatherings! Close the door on the
outside world and join thousands of fellow fans from around the galaxy
as we honor Gene Roddenberry's legacy and the place that Star Trek holds
in our hearts!
Our venue, The Rio Suites in Las Vegas, has proven to be a huge hit with our audiences, everyone loves the super-large suite rooms, the fantastic selection of restaurants, buffets and bars, the exciting casino and its in the sky Masquerade show, and of course the state of the art theatres (featuring built in stages) and tech systems that offers impeccable sound even at the back of the main and secondary theaters. The fact that the entire convention takes place here rather than in a cold concrete convention hall really makes a big difference in enjoying your vacation!
With non-stop, round the clock live entertainment featuring over 70 Star Trek celebrities, the Vegas Convention also offers something no other major fan event does: EVERYONE who attends, no matter what grade of admission ticket, is guaranteed a seat in our main theatre where all the stars appear and all the major attractions take place. No worrying about getting in (or being cut off after waiting in line), no extra hassles and no extra charges to see the biggest stars: just pure fun! This difference is HUGE and we take pride also in the fact that many of our stars do far more than just "Q and A" on stage. We encourage our guests to really perform for the audience and many do live theatrical presentations which are always a highlight.
Along with main stage events, the convention also features a complimentary to all second track of programming that focuses on the science of Star Trek, fan panels and trivia competitions. The huge vendors room is continually bustling and along with cool Trek collectibles you could often catch celebrities at their own booths or just wandering around. ALL the Trek stars win praise from attendees for being so accessible and friendly. Our popular food functions and meet and greets with the celebrities will be scheduled, and many special events are planned. There is something truly unique about Las Vegas and this convention that puts everyone in the best of spirits and makes it a one of a kind celebration.
Tens of thousands of autographs and photo ops take place during the convention and we are very proud to offer these services to our audiences. Here attendees get the meet their favorite Star Trek stars and go home with a commemorative signature or beautifully shot professional photograph. Everyone loves Creation's famed in-house photographers: you will see the immediate difference when compared to other fan events!
After the past 11 years of great successes at The Official Las Vegas STAR TREK Convention we now turn our attentions to the 2013 gathering, scheduled to take place just a few months after the eagerly awaited 2nd JJ Abrams' Star Trek feature film. Excitement will be at an all-time high in Vegas but it just won't be the same without YOU! Keep on the look out for new additions to this site and for our complimentary STAR TREK E-BULLETINS for on-going news. THANK YOU to all our fellow fans for making the Las Vegas Convention the place to be for anyone who loves Star Trek as much as we do!
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It’s the kind of paradox that Mr. Spock finds fascinating — and the type of unmet challenge that Capt. James T. Kirk can’t resist: No franchise has a longer history with video game fans than Star Trek, but to today’s Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 audiences it’s a brand that might as well be lost in space.
That may change with the April 23 release of Star Trek: The Video Game (available for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 as well as a Microsoft Windows PC version), which seeks a new commercial frontier for a brand that is heavy on heritage but light on contemporary credibility. The project also represents a traditional Hollywood power boldly going where it has never gone before: Star Trek: The Video Game represents the first major console game ever financed and released by Paramount Pictures, a historic studio that had licensed properties out in the burgeoning marketplace.
“For us it represents a huge investment in Star Trek,” says Brian Miller, Paramount’s senior vice president of brand marketing and the executive producer of the game. “We’re all gamers and we wanted to make sure the game was a triple-A game, something Star Trek deserves and frankly may not have gotten for the last several decades.”
RELEASE DATE: May 17th, 2013
DIRECTOR: J.J. Abrams
WRITERS: Alex Kurtzman, Damon Lindelof and Roberto Orci
In Summer 2013, pioneering director J.J. Abrams will deliver an explosive action thriller that takes “Star Trek Into Darkness.”
When the crew of the Enterprise is called back home, they find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization has detonated the fleet and everything it stands for, leaving our world in a state of crisis.
With a personal score to settle, Captain Kirk leads a manhunt to a war-zone world to capture a one man weapon of mass destruction.
As our heroes are propelled into an epic chess game of life and death, love will be challenged, friendships will be torn apart, and sacrifices must be made for the only family Kirk has left: his crew.
CAST: Chris Pine as Capt. James T. Kirk, Zachary Quinto as Spock, Karl Urban as Leonard "Bones" McCoy, Zoe Saldana as Nyota Uhura, Simon Pegg as Scotty, Anton Yelchin as Pavel Chekov, John Cho as Hikaru Sulu, Benedict Cumberbatch, Noel Clarke, Alice Eve, Peter Weller, Joseph Gatt
Andrew Probert is one of the most revered designers in Star Trek's history. Besides Matt Jeffries, no designer has had such a wide ranging influence on the look of the Trek universe. From his work on Star Trek: the Motion Picture to Star Trek: the Next Generation, Andrew has been responsible for the look of two versions of the Enterprise, the 1701 Refit and the 1701D, as well as numerous other ships and designs throughout the production of the film and series. His work has also been seen in several other popular sci-fi film projects. Our discussion starts there...
I have not officially been a production designer... yet. Back in 1980 I was working in that capacity on the film: Starhunt, written by David Gerrold, but that project was canceled for some reason.
As a Concept Designer, my job is to provide conceptual visions of futuristic settings, props, or vehicles to help the crew start thinking about what everything might look like. Starting with a script and/or a description, I sketch up ideas of what the 'item' might look like and how it might be used. Having an education in Industrial Design gives me a bit of an edge in providing designs that look as if they could be real. Usually, my sketches visually reinforce what's written but can occasionally spark an idea that's actually added to the story.
Designs continue to evolve from the first sketch but obviously if set concepts are part of my job, those need to be nailed down right away, in order to start construction. When those are pretty much underway, I can get back to the exteriors.
That's basically what happened on Next Gen when I was originally asked to provide concepts for the main bridge. While working on those, I was also doodling out ideas I had for the Enterprise-D exterior, sticking them on the wall in front of me as I continued to work on the bridge. Writer David Gerrold was working on the show and would drop by every so often to see what was going on. One day he noticed my current Enterprise sketch and asked me if that was what the ship was going to look like. I told him I didn't know and he snatched it off the wall and walked out saying, "let's find out", or something to that effect. Maybe twenty minutes later he came back and slapped it down in front of me saying, "Yep, that's the new Enterprise". In answer to my astonished look & babbling he explained that he took it into a producers' meeting and they all agreed that was to be the new ship. Yeah, that really sent my head spinning. From that point (as I also continued to work on the bridge), it was a matter of refining the shapes and adding details.
Plenty of space to keep Tribbles out of the way I guess.
Was the shuttle to be a Vulcan design used by the Federation?
Well, who wouldn't want that? ... Besides a Klingon...
Thanks again for your time Andrew. It has been a pleasure.
Item No: AMT810
Release Date: June 2013
AMT brings back the classic Mr. Spock model kit in a collectible lunchbox tin! This reissue of the classic AMT Mr. Spock figure model kit is presented for the first time in a lunchbox tin. The decorative retro artwork makes it a great Star Trek collectible. The kit is a simple glue together kit perfect for young modlers that want to take the step from snap to glue. The kit offers the perfect amount of detail to let expert modelers create a lifelike result. The kit includes pictorial assembly illustrations and a bonus collectible sticker.
Item No: AMT808
Release Date: July 2013
The set of the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701 became memorable as the primary location for many of Star Trek?s best episodes. The model kit set originally released by AMT in the mid seventies supplied modelers with an opportunity to build a set of their own. The kit is now re-released with the key addition of new figures and added details. Spock?s and Sulu?s scopes are present for the first time in the set. Parts to build six figures are included with options to build Kirk, Spock, Bones, Sulu, Checkov, Ohura, Scotty or other "red shirts". Additional wall sections are also included for the first time to allow the set to be built completely in the round. New updated decals are included for accurate displays.
Like Star Wars, the Star Trek universe just keeps rolling on, with new movies, collectibles, and now, more scale models from Revell. Due to hit the stores shortly are these two fine spacecraft models, both to 1:600 scale, making them a decent size when constructed, and - interestingly - to a scale that means they are common with a great many ocean-going ship models, though sad to say, not Revell’s own USS Enterprise aircraft carriers, which are to 1:720 and 1:1200 scales. Biplane vs Warp Factor? Even so, this modelmaker itches to make a ‘what-if’ diorama featuring a Revell Klingon starship dicing with, let’s say a squadron of Swordfish torpedo bombers from the flightdeck of the same-scale Airfix HMS Ark Royal. Now that’s a sci-fi project that’s just waiting for one of the dark winter nights to come! Federation Starship The USS Enterprise kit looks reasonably simple, with 71 parts, and when assembled, it will measure some 481 mm (18.9 in) long. As fans will tell from the test-shot images here, the model features the NCC-1701 from the original Star Trek series. Five year mission As envisaged, NCC-1701 is a Constitution class starship, built primarily for scientific research and exploration in the far reaches of the universe. NCC-1701 is best known for its five-year exploration mission: "To boldly go," beginning in the year 2265 under the command of Captain Kirk from Earth, and First Officer Spock from the planet Vulcan.dit text.