Customized minifigs of the Enterprise crew from the 2009 film Star Trek (AKA Star Trek XI).
About this creation
"Either we're going down... or they are."
Here's James T. Kirk from Star Trek (2009) in the outfit he wore through most of the movie. He's sitting in the only thing that's built so far of my Enterprise bridge: the captain's chair. He has a chest decal and a face decal. His hairpiece is a customized version of what is apparently the new standard male LEGO hair. I cut off the two droopy pieces hanging over his eyebrows and gave it about four or five coats of paint because I could never be satisfied with it... thankfully, I *think* I finally am. First I started trying to just make it light brown, but that didn't look good, so I added another coat of light brown. That looked way too light, so I painted it brown. Then I wanted the lighterblonde color that his hair partially is, but I still wanted it to look mostly brown, so I took the brush and lightly highlighted it from the top, going down the sides.
"The only emotion I wish to convey is gratitude. Thank you, ministers... live long and prosper."
I know that exact quote doesn't fit with his current outfit, but that was probably my favorite line by him. Anyway, this is Spock, obviously, in his standard Starfleet Science uniform. He has a chest decal, a face decal, and wrist decals. He has a customized bowl-cut hairpiece that I shaved down in the front to look neater, and I cut it at the sides to give more of a sideburns and pointy-ears look (Scorp helped me a lot with cutting and shaving it). Originally I was going to just be lazy and use a standard male hairpiece, until I saw one of these and then decided they're no use except for Spock anyway.
Kirk: "I'm coming with you."
Spock: "I would cite regulation, but I know you would simply ignore it."
Kirk: "See? We are getting to know each other."
Here's the famous duo, Kirk and Spock. When I first heard of the new Star Trek movie, I'll be honest with you: I thought I'd hate it and that they'd ruin Star Trek. When I saw it, though, I was blown away. Now it's one of my favorite movies. I liked it so much that I went to see it three times in normal theaters and once in IMAX (incredible, by the way – I highly recommend trying to go see it in IMAX before it gets taken out)... a very, very rare occurence for me. Heh.
I tried my best to make Kirk's face decal look like Chris Pine, but it's hard to work with a LEGO face. Luckily Spock is easier, with his unique eyebrows and lack of emotion, whether he's being played by Zachary Quinto or Leonard Nimoy.
Here's Kirk and Spock with their customized hairpieces more visible.
Kirk: "Who is that pointy-eared *******?"
Bones: "I don't know... but I like him."
Again wrong outfits for that line, but I really loved the way Chris Pine said it and the irony of the whole thing. So here's Kirk, Spock, and Bones, the trio of Star Trek. I basically really liked the entire Enterprise crew in the new movie, especially Chris Pine as Kirk and Karl Urban as Bones. I always did like Karl Urban in Lord of the Rings, anyway, though. I think he did an outstanding job - and those two actors made Kirk and Bones my two favorite characters of the new series (hopefully there'll be a new series of films - I have my fingers crossed for at least three great movies). Although, as you probably expected, Kirk is definitely my favorite. Star Trek made me a huge Chris Pine fan.
Bones: "Dammit, Jim! Stand still!"
[Bones jabs a needle in Kirk's neck for the third time] Kirk: "ACK! *Stoppat!*"
I have to admit I loved the scenes of Bones incessantly sticking Kirk in the neck with various needles... of course, a lightsaber hilt is really quite large to represent Bones's needle, and LEGO minifig's don't have much of a neck, so it's kind of hard to do here. But you get the idea.
Spock: "Thank you, Nyota."
Kirk: [after Uhura leaves] "So her first name's Nyota?"
Spock: [curtly] "I have no comment on the matter."
As much as I wasn't fond of Uhura being a figure of any kind of romantic interest to Kirk or Spock, I have to admit I really did love the scene of Kirk, Spock, and Uhura in the transporter room near the end of the movie... the looks Kirk gave Uhura and Spock were totally priceless and cannot be described with words. Anyway, here's Uhura standing rather unfocused in the foreground with Kirk and Spock giving each other the shifty eyes behind her. Uhura, played by Zoë Saldana, sports a face decal, a chest decal, leg decals, and feet decals there to represent the female outfits... I would've made a skirt, but it was proving a bit complicated. Maybe I'll make one later, though, when I make more minifigs.
Here's Sulu and Chekov, the two characters at the ship's helm. Unlike the rest of the crew, Chekov doesn't have a face decal. And also unlike the rest of the crew, Chekov (played by Anton Yelchin) has no markings of rank on his shirt cuffs. I gave him some decals there anyway, though, because somehow he looked bland without them. I very much liked John Cho as Sulu - I think he did a great job. He's another of my favorite characters in the new Star Trek.
"I've never beamed three people from two targets onto one pad before!"
Here's Scotty, played by Simon Pegg. As much as I like Simon Pegg (although I've only seen him in Mission: Impossible III, another of my favorite films), I didn't really think he fit as Scotty. I tried to make a good face decal for him, but I'm still not satisfied with it... ah well. His hairpiece is my John McClane hairpiece, since it was the only thing I could make or find that fit very well.
"Your father was captain of a starship for twelve minutes. He saved eight hundred lives, including your mother's... and yours. I dare you to do better."
Here's Captain Christopher Pike, played by Bruce Greenwood, who also gave a great performance. As much as I wanted to give him greyish sideburns, I couldn’t get it to look right at all, so he ended up with a solid brown hairpiece.
Here's Spock in the Captain's chair. I felt the need to take a picture of this, somehow, since I liked the scenes were Spock was Acting Captain. Then again I liked the whole movie, so that's not really surprising. Heh.
"Out of the chair..."
Here's another picture, this one with Bones, Pike, and Sulu.
Every minifig has his own back decal, too. Here's the varieties.
Here's James T. Kirk again, now as Captain. The ending of that movie really made me want another...
And finally, here's a shot of the whole crew of the Enterprise.
I hope you like the ‘figs! Thanks for looking. Expect LOTS more Star Trek minifigs and (completed) models at a later date, including (but not limited to) the fight on the drill (with Kirk, Sulu, and Olsen in their space suits), Nero and the Romulans, the characters in their Starfleet Academy uniforms, Spock Prime and Kirk with a possible ice cave diorama, and much more.
Be sure to check out my other Star Trek creations.
"Space... the final frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise. Her ongoing mission: to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life-forms and new civilizations; to boldly go where no one has gone... before."
WOW! thats all I could think of when I first saw these amazing mini-figs! I personaly think that these are the best Star Trek figs on MOCpages! Is there any chance that the decals will be up for sale on Scorp's site? If they are I'm buying some!
Wow. Way to put my Star Trek crew to shame:). The customs are great, especially the amount of detail down to the last haipeice and back decal. The hair on Spock was teriffic, and really gave the pointed ear impression.