Saturday, May 11, 2013
The U.S.S. Enterprise Exploration Set
Ah to be a kid again!
Back in the mid 1970's if you were an 8 to 11 year old kid the Exploration Set was a must have. Many of us kids back in those days did have and had built this kit, and man did we use them. All sorts of adventures.
Now of course upon opening this kit today, the first thing one notices is the size. They're so small.
Back when I was a kid the Tricorder, Phaser and Communicator all looked life size. LOL!
One tends to forget that sort of thing after 35 years of not seeing the kit.
Another obvious thing I noticed is the lack of accuracy. They look as though they were designed by a drunken gorilla with a slide rule and coke bottle glasses.
But as kids if one were to tell us the inaccuracy of this kit, we wouldn't have cared. It was Star Trek man!
Looking at it today regarding accuracy I still don't care. It was part of our childhood, mine included.
I've been led to understand that Round 2 models will be re releasing this kit again in the near future.
This time with upgrades and photo etch parts. I suspect there will have to do some new tooling as well.
But hey! All I can say is that it was sure great to be able to track down one of these old kits.
I realize this kit unbuilt has a collectors value but I don't care. It was sure great to relive a small part of my childhood again building this.