The second ship to be recruited into Eaglemoss’ Official Star Trek Discovery Starships Collection is the U.S.S. Discovery NCC-1031. And, StarTrek.com is pleased to present a deeper look at this iconic starship.
Designed by concept artist John Eaves and drawing inspiration from unused designs that Gene Roddenberry worked on in the 1970s -- as well as from an experimental USAF bomber -- the Discovery’s segmented saucer section, triangular secondary hull, two long, angular nacelles and copper-dominant paint scheme are just a few of its standout features.
In Federation lore, the Discovery, under the command of Captain Gabriel Lorca, was a 23rd century Crossfield-class science vessel converted into a warship at the outbreak of the Federation-Klingon War. Its 15 decks could accommodate a crew of 136, but its most significant component was the experimental “spore drive” propulsion system that allowed it to travel 90 light years in just 1.3 seconds.
Based on the original VFX renditions created for the show, Eaglemoss’ die-cast model of the Discovery has been meticulously crafted under the supervision of Star Trek expert Ben Robinson. Measuring approximately 8.5 inches from front to back, this detailed collector-quality ship has been cast in a specially formulated die-cast metal and hand painted for accuracy. It also comes complete with a display base, as well as an exclusive collector's magazine featuring behind the scenes info, original design sketches and a breakdown of the ship’s on-board technology.
Fans who subscribe to the Official Star Trek Discovery Starships Collection enjoy special savings and a host of exclusives.
Full details may be found at eaglemoss.com/DiscoveryStarships. Prefer to purchase your favorite ships individually? You can do so either online at shop.eaglemoss.com or at your local comic book shop for the regular price.