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Star Trek - U.S.S. Defiant

created by cilmeron on 2013.08.27

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Edit (September 10th) - No progress on the build but our fellow cuusoo friend Glen Bricker offered and did render me the Defiant to look photo realistic (as seen in the updated title image). Look out for more of these to come and thanks a lot to Glen for his help.

Edit: The building process has started - Can already say that I'm gonna have to do a few changes here and there because real life build has some disadvantages (but also loads of advantages) over LDD. Here are the first few pictures taken during the process:

http://pirotess.co.uk/defiant/IMG_3791.JPG
http://pirotess.co.uk/defiant/IMG_3793.JPG
http://pirotess.co.uk/defiant/IMG_3795.JPG

So far this is only the LDD model of the ship. I'm currently trying to gather all required pieces to build the thing. It consists of more than 5000 individual pieces and is almost 1 meter long. I'm aware that the rights to Star Trek are currently with another company but I think if enough people support this there is perhaps a way to get around this.

Overall this is rather similar in size and scope to the UCS Millenium Falcon.

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Like I said I'm currently trying to actually build the model and this will definitely lead to a few changes and updates. I will try to update this post accordingly. Also planning on doing some youtube videos going through the design process (had a few iterations and steps) and the actual building process depending on how well it is received.

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In the actual build I'm planning to include some light bricks to illuminate the deflector and warp nacelles/pylons. As you can see, the bridge section can be opened up and reveals the defiant's bridge including the crew members (IN SCALE):

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Decision on Our Ability to Produce this Project

2013.11.19

First and foremost, thank you for creating this project on LEGO® CUUSOO!

We've looked into the possibility of producing a set based on this licensed property (Star Trek), and since another company has the construction toy license for this IP, we can’t pursue this further as a potential LEGO set. We're sorry to be the bearers of this disappointing news.

With any IP on LEGO CUUSOO is that there is the potential of a license conflict, either with an existing license or with a competitive licensor. Still, we think it’s better to be open and allow for possibilities, knowing there will be "no" answers along the way, than shut out the potential of IP-based products altogether. After all, just because this project isn’t a possibility doesn’t mean all IP projects wouldn’t be. 

We've archived this project now since we know it isn't feasible. Your project will remain visible on LEGO CUUSOO, but in a status where it can no longer be supported or commented on. This way fans can still admire your creation.

Opening ourselves to new product suggestions invites popular ideas that don't always work. We are grateful for the spirit behind projects like this Star Trek project and for the opportunity to be challenged. It keeps us sharp and looking toward the future of the LEGO brick. We hope to see more projects from you soon.

The LEGO CUUSOO Team


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