Star Trek Klingon Bird of Prey
Klingon Bird of Prey: This MOC is based off of the Klingon Bird of Prey originally from Star Trek III, The Search for Spock. The model is 20 inches long, and nearly 30 inches wide with the wings in vertical position and 17 inches high including the stand. The wings can be raised and lowered by a gear that pops up near the back of the ship.
The goal was to have the model match the size and scope of the Star Wars Ultimate Collector Series.
I chose black and red as the color scheme mainly because of the lack of green in certain parts. However, I think the black makes it look more intimidating, and why make a space ship easy to see?
View of underside of the wings with stand.
Close up of the front seen from below.
Sadly, Lego does not own the rights to sell Star Trek themed products. Please do not let that stop you from supporting. If anything, support it all the more! Tell Lego that there is interest in Star Trek Lego products.
When I started building this ship, I didn't even know Cuusoo existed or that there is even a huge online Lego community. I did it because I enjoyed building the Star Wars UCS ships ever since the X-Wing came out, and I wanted to see if I could do something similar. I always loved the Bird of Prey and I decided to take a stab at it. About 2 months into it, I started looking online for other Lego Bird of Preys to see what was out there and found out about Cuusoo. I also learned that Lego did not own the rights to Star Trek, but I didn't start out building this in hopes of making it a product, just purely for my enjoyment and for the challenge. Now that it is done, I decided to post it and see what others thought and hope for the best.
Who knows? Maybe their competitor will fail with their knock-off brand and Lego can obtain the rights then. And perhaps with enough supporters, maybe Lego will find a business case for obtaining the rights and maybe the owners of Star Trek will see that teaming with Lego makes a better business arrangement that being with a cheap knock-off.
Cuusoo means wish, so here's to wishing!
Please support if you like the ship and to show Lego that people are serious for Star Trek themed Lego products.
Please support these great Star Trek Legos as well:
A very cool Enterprise
Type II Hand Phaser