Khaaaaaaaaan!

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There's a seemingly endless supply of Lego Star Wars sets, so Christer Nyberg took it upon himself to give Star Trek some brick love. But instead of building the Enterprise (cliché!), he chose the USS Reliant, best known as the hijacked spaceride of Khan Noonien Singh.

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Starting in 2010, he carefully crafted this incredibly detailed model of the Miranda-class starship that's featured in what most fans consider to be the best Star Trek film ever, The Wrath Of Khan. You can almost picture a minifig Ricardo Montalbán sitting on the bridge, yellow plastic pecs glistening with contempt for his nemesis, Kirk.

Nyberg used somewhere in the neighborhood of 10 to 15,000 bricks to construct the Reliant, and included a tiny docking bay as well as elaborate internal lighting to mimic the model used in the actual film. While I'm still a bigger fan of Star Wars, I think an official Kirk vs. Khan Lego set would sell like gangbusters. [Eurobricks via The Brothers Brick]

Illustration for article titled Khaaaaaaaaan!
Illustration for article titled Khaaaaaaaaan!
Illustration for article titled Khaaaaaaaaan!
Illustration for article titled Khaaaaaaaaan!
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DISCUSSION

jyhash
HashMaster9000

Quality. I'm not surprised that it would take that many to be able to get that model made: Accounting for the fact that you're working with a majority of blocks with right edges, you'd need to amp up the scale to be able to round them out so make the (semi) round saucer section. The nacelles look great, if not a little wide, and the Weapons rollbar also looks fantastic. The lighting looks a bit muddled, but hey, you work with what you've got. Not bad for 2 years work.