Have a Trekie in your life who also happens to be an adept modeler? If so, your holiday shopping ends right here.
Metal Earth’s four-ship STAR TREK set of 3D model kits is a marvel of intricate, borderline obsessive attention to detail that pays tribute to a rivalry seemingly old as the stars themselves: Federation versus Klingons. These museum-quality models’ laser-cut pieces pop easily out from steel sheets and connect with simple tab-and-hole arrangements to depict the USS Enterprise NCC-1701D, Klingon Vor’Cha Class, USS Enterprise NCC-1701, and the classic Klingon Bird-of-Prey.
Be advised, these models look phenomenal when fully assembled, but may prove daunting to some beginners due to a number of compound curves. Tweezers, scissors, needle-nose pliers, and a few pens and rods are prudent tools to have on hand if you want to assemble each model within an hour or two. Many users suggest proceeding in an ascending order of difficulty starting with the Vor’Cha and moving on through the 1701D, 1701, and finally, the Bird-of-Prey.
Star Trek USS Enterprise-D
USS Enterprise NCC-1701
Star Trek Klingon Bird of Prey
Klingon Vor’Cha Class