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The Best LEGO Star Trek Sets (Plus 4 Free LEGO MOCs)
With Star Trek being a popular choice amongst the sci-fi fanbase it isn’t surprising that people are frequently asking for LEGO Star Trek sets. It may surprise you that LEGO have never released even one official LEGO Star Trek set, there is a reason for this… licensing! If you are one of people crying out for one then look no further, we have found the best LEGO Star Trek sets on the internet.
Why Are There No LEGO Star Trek Sets?
The reason there have not been any LEGO Star Trek sets released is down to licensing, the LEGO Group do not have the license to produce Star Trek sets.
In 1999 the LEGO Group gained the license to produce Star Wars sets, these sets have been a massive success, arguably the most popular theme LEGO have ever released.
With this being the case, I believe all the time they are licensed to produce Star Wars sets they will continue to put all their focus, designer and production power in to this ever growing theme.
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.
Even though this was quite a few years ago the license still remains with another company and I cannot see them wanting to give up the license anytime soon!
Will The LEGO Group Ever Get the Star Trek License
I can only give my opinion on this, my thought on this is that all the time LEGO are producing Star Wars sets you will never see a LEGO Star Trek set for sale.
On top of this the Star Trek license is already owned by BlueBrixx and Mega Bloks, all the time they have it I would not expect The LEGO Group to be able to get the license even if they wanted it…
Are There Any Alternate LEGO Star Trek Sets?
If you are not adverse to trying out alternate LEGO products you will be pleased to hear that BlueBrixx secured the license to product Star Trek sets in July 2021.
If you wasn’t aware, BlueBrixx are a German toy production company who were established in 2017.
At the time of writing this they have 17 sets available for purchase, I cannot comment on the quality of the bricks but I can say that the sets look very detailed and well designed.
Mega Bloks is a brand I was expect most LEGO fans have heard of and when it comes to Star Trek sets you shouldn’t ignore them.
What LEGO Star Trek MOCs Are There?
Force of Bricks has designed 2 premium and 4 free LEGO Star Trek inspired MOCs.
These are all available from his store but so you can easily see what he is offering they are all listed below.
Premium LEGO Star Trek MOCs
1. U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-D
“Seize the time… live now. Make now always the most precious time. Now will never come again. “
– Captain Jean-Luc Picard
The USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-D) was a 24th century Federation Galaxy-class starship operated by Starfleet, and the fifth Federation starship to bear the name Enterprise. During its career, the Enterprise served as the Federation flagship and was in service from 2363 to 2371.
2. Enterprise NX-01 NX Class Exploratory Cruiser
“We’re making history with every light year.”
– Captain Jonathan Archer
One of the most important starships in interstellar history, Enterprise (NX-01) was the culmination of the NX Project. The NX-01 was the first NX-class starship, launched by the United Earth Starfleet in 2151.
Free LEGO Star Trek MOCs
1. Mini Ferengi Marauder
Mixing LEGO Star Trek with Croissants? What a genius idea! These mini builds only take 70 pieces to put together, these would be very effective if you wanted to make a fleet of Ferengi Marauder’s.
2. Mini Klingon Bird of Prey
Made from only 92 pieces this LEGO Star Trek mini build is fun and cheap to build. Once you are finished sit it on the stand to show it off.
3. Mini Romulan Warbird
The mini version of a Romulan D’deridex-class, B-type Warbird goes well together with Force of Bricks Mini Enterprise D which is also available here.
4. Mini Enterprise D
The Enterprise D can be built in three versions: Mini Enterprise D, Mini Enterprise D | Saucer Separation and Mini Future Enterprise D. The parts list contains all parts to build either the Enterprise D, Saucer Separation or the Future Version.
LEGO Star Trek Sets Found Online
1. USS 1701-A Enterprise by James Dart
This LEGO Star Trek set is beautiful and would be welcomed by any Star Trek fan, careful attention has been paid to the detail of this LEGO MOC and it was definitely worth it.
Not only does the USS 1701-A Enterprise look amazing it is also free standing which is great when you want to sit it with your collection of LEGO sets!
2. Galaxy Class Starship by Picardsbricks
This is another set that is beautifully designed, I think the most impressive part on this set is the neck of the ship.
It’s unreal how they have managed to keep the neck so thin but with it still being able to support the front of the ship, this is a very impressive Star Trek MOC!
3. NCC 1701 Starship by C3Brix
This Starship was submitted to LEGO IDEAS in 2013 but was sadly rejected due to licensing limitations.
I really love the unique way C3Brix has made the stand for this Star Trek MOC and the level of detail perfect.
It is definitely a shame this set did not make it to the rounds and in to production!
4. Space Station from Deep Space Nine by Brickfrenzy
I was completely lost for words when I saw this Star Trek MOC, made up of over 75,000 pieces and with a diameter of 8 feet this design is absolutely crazy!
Adrian Drake (AKA Brickfrenzy) is the person behind this incredible creation and its not hard to believe this took him 2 years to create this masterpiece.
This space station is rammed full of details, the lights around the inside of the ring and leading to the centre are a nice touch, it really brings the set to life.
The engineering behind this set though, I mean wow… this thing is huge and must weigh a lot!
I am amazed how Adrian has managed to make the space station self supporting and how he has designed the top vertically curved structures to stand without snapping in the middle! Adrian Drake deserves the crown of master builder for this LEGO Star Trek design!
LEGO do not have the license to release official LEGO Star Trek sets and with brands such as Mega Bloks and BlueBrixx holding the license I wouldn’t expect one anytime soon either.
However this hasn’t stopped LEGO Star Trek and Sci-Fi fans designing fanart MOCs.
If you dream of owning your own LEGO Star Trek set I would recommend starting off with a Star Trek LEGO MOC, you have a lot more designs, styles and variation with these types of sets.
Don’t forget too, if you cannot find the perfect LEGO Star Trek set you can always think about a commission built design, if you are interested in discussing about making your dream set a reality drop click here to contact us today!