It was inevitable that with Playmobil’s recent foray into fan-favourite pop culture franchises such as Back to the Future and Ghostbusters, it was only a matter of time before it journeyed beyond Earth, and into the Star Trek franchise as well.
And boy did Playmobil go into warp speed with this one.
The 39-inch U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701 (70548) is available for pre-order on Amazon now for US$499.99 and will ship on 15 September 2021. The massive playset will include an interactive Star Trek AR app, along with a removable roof to reveal the entire bridge. Included with the set are figures of all seven members of the iconic crew – James T. Kirk, Spock, Leonard ‘Bones’ McCoy, Nyota Uhura, Hikaru Sulu, Montgomery ‘Scotty’ Scott and Pavel Chekov.
Equipped with lighting effects and original sounds and dialogue from the show, you can join the adventure of the Enterprise’s historic five-year mission. A mobile phone can be placed in landscape mode in place of the monitor to watch any content you wish. The workstations on the bridge are arranged as per the original layout. Captain Kirk’s swivel chair is located in the middle behind the main console along with six additional stools.
No space to display it? No problem, Playmobil is even including a hanger for you to hang the spaceship from the ceiling.
Check out the full contents of the playset, as it also comes with bonus Tribbles!:
Best of all, you won’t need batteries for this bad boy, as there is a rechargeable battery with a USB-C connection hidden on the back of the fuselage, for charging it up.
With the launch of the U.S.S. Enterprise from Star Trek: The Original Series, perhaps there will even be the U.S.S. Enterprise D from Star Trek: The Next Generation, and maybe even the Enterpise from the Kelvin Timeline. And if Playmobil is going big, we won’t mind a Klingon Battlecruiser or even a Romulan Bird of Prey? We’ll need more ceiling space real soon if that’s the case.