Thursday, 17 March 2016

Mega Construx Star Trek construction toys

Mega Construx, previously known as Mega Bloks, is a construction toy company, which produces toys using plastic bricks and other interchangeable elements, compatible with Lego and other similar products. Mega Bloks have twice held a license to produce Star Trek construction sets, having produced a single set in 2004, and a range of sets in 2016 and 2017 (in which time the brand changed names).

So far their sets have drawn their subject from TOS and TNG, and broadly fall into four categories: Models of ships, playsets with figurines, individually released micro action figures in their Heroes range, and larger brick-built figurines in their multi-franchise Kubros range. This list is arranged into those four categories, in release order within each section.

Model ships

USS Enterprise NCC-1701-D
  • Notes: A large model of the Enterprise-D, and the one and only Star Trek set released by Mega Bloks when they first had the license in 2004. Released as part of the Pro-Builder range of large models.
  • Number of parts: 945.
  • Figurines: Captain Picard.
  • Release date: 2004.
  • Purchase: Amazon.com.

Klingon D7 class battle cruiser

USS Enterprise NCC-1701
  • Notes: A huge model of the classic USS Enterprise, apparently 1/350 scale. Features include light-up nacelles and a miniature dedication plaque. 
  • Number of parts: 3098.
  • Figurines: Captain Kirk and Spock in dress uniform.
  • Release date: July 2016.
  • Coverage: Video, images, prototype model.
  • Purchase: Amazon.comEntertainment Earth.

Mini USS Enterprises
  • Notes: Mini models of the USS Enterprise, available in the three TOS department colours, with matching insignia printed on the base. The three sets were give-aways at the 2016 San Diego Comic Con. 
  • Number of parts: 26.
  • Release date: July 2016.
  • Coverage: Images.
  • Purchase:

Playsets
Mirror universe transporter room
  • Notes: Mirror universe version of the TOS transporter room, which can be reversed to create the prime timeline version of the room. Includes glow in the dark elements.
  • Number of parts: 321.
  • Figurines: Mirror-Kirk, mirror-Spock, and mid-transport mirror-Scotty.
  • Release date: April 2016.
  • Coverage: Images.
  • Purchase: Amazon.com, Amazon.co.ukEntertainment Earth.

USS Enterprise bridge 
  • Notes: The TOS bridge, including the captains chair and helm consoles, plus science, communication, and engineering wall consoles and turbolift door. Also included is Nomad, making this set specific to the episode The Changeling.
  • Number of parts: 594.
  • Figurines: Captain Kirk (wrap uniform), Spock, Uhura, and Sulu, plus a birck-build Nomad.
  • Release date: May 2016.
  • Coverage: Images.
  • Purchase: Amazon.comEntertainment Earth.

The City on the Edge of Forever 
  • Notes: Small set based on the episode The City on the Edge of Forever, featuring the Guardian of Forever.
  • Number of parts: 111.
  • Figurines: Captain Kirk, Doctor McCoy, and two red-shirts.
  • Release date: June .
  • Coverage: Images.
  • Purchase: Amazon.com.

Day of the Dove 
  • Notes: Small set based on the episode Day of the Dove, featuring an engineering console and sword-fighting figurines.
  • Number of parts: 97.
  • Figurines: Scotty, Chekov, and two Klingons.
  • Release date: June 2016.
  • Coverage: Images.
  • Purchase: Amazon.com.

Heroes figures

Captain Picard

  • Notes: TV-era Picard figure. Part of Heroes series 1.
  • Release date: August 2017.
  • Coverage: Images.
  • Purchase: Amazon.com.


Borg Drone
  • Notes: TV-era Picard figure. Part of Heroes series 1.
  • Release date: August 2017.
  • Coverage: Images.
  • Purchase: Amazon.com.

Captain Kirk (Amok Time)
  • Notes: TV-era Kirk figure, based on the episode Amok Time. Part of Heroes series 2.
  • Release date: 2017.
  • Coverage: Preview image.

Spock (Amok Time)
  • Notes: TV-era Kirk figure, based on the episode Amok Time. Part of Heroes series 2.
  • Release date: 2017.
  • Coverage: Preview image.

Kubros figurines

Spock

Worf
  • Series/format: TNG TV-era Worf, with bat'leth. Part of the second wave of Kubros releases.
  • Number of parts: 157.
  • Release date: September 2016.
  • Coverage: Images.
  • Purchase: Amazon.com.

Captain Picard
  • Series/format: TNG TV-era Captain Picard, with phaser. This was the first Star Trek set released under the renamed Mega Construx brand.
  • Number of parts: 110.
  • Release date: January 2017.
  • Coverage: Renderings, photos.
  • Purchase: Amazon.com.

Further coverage on The Trek Collective: 2016 license announcement, Las Vegas Licensing Expo display, Comic Con display and preview images, Toy Fair display and preview images.



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