Factory Entertainment, the leading producer of licensed motion picture and television prop replicas, announced today that it is unveiling its latest Star Trek collectibles product line, called FE Masterworks™, on July 19, 2023, at its booth (#2743) at San Diego Comic-Con. The line is launching with three Star Trek hero ship models perfect for Captain Jean-Luc Picard’s ready room onboard the U.S.S. Enterprise-E. 

Enterprise Refit

Check out the details on FE Masterworks™ for yourself below:

FE Masterworks™ is a line of studio-quality spaceships and vehicles with accurate lights, sounds, and detailing.

Each fully-licensed FE Masterworks™ product is hand-built in the U.S. by veteran modelmakers with extensive experience building models for major motion pictures as well as leading theme park companies. Each is constructed using authentic film production techniques and materials to render a final product that is suitable for actual film use.

“With modern CGI greatly diminishing the use of filming models in new motion pictures, fans of classic science fiction have come to appreciate even more the artisanship of the craftsmen who built the detailed miniatures used in classic iterations of Star Trek and other iconic science fiction films and TV series,” said Jordan Schwartz, President & CEO of Factory Entertainment. “The FE Masterworks™ program is dedicated to preserving the art of building filming models, and gives the talented artisans who honed their skills on some of the classic models a chance to again practice their craft, this time for the benefit of the most serious collectors who want to own not just a movie prop replica, but a true work of art.”

Make it so!

Headlining the FE Masterworks™ debut at SDCC are three iconic Star Trek starships created under license from Paramount Consumer Products:

    • The U.S.S. Enterprise, as seen in Star Trek: The Motion Picture and Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan;
    • The U.S.S. Enterprise-D, featured throughout Star Trek: The Next Generation; and
    • The U.S.S. Excelsior, as seen in Star Trek III: The Search For Spock and Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country.
On guard!

Factory Entertainment will begin taking reservations for FE Masterworks™ models at SDCC. 

If you want to sip some tea while taking in your ship models, Factory Entertainment also sells a limited edition prop replica of the Enterprise-D tea cup ($45), similar to the Excelsior cup that Captain Hikaru Sulu sips from in The Undiscovered Country.

Captain Sulu drinking tea
Ohhhhh my!

A fourth Star Trek ship will make its debut later this summer. With the first replicas in the line all being hero ships, the fourth ship could be either the H.M.S. Bounty from The Search for Spock and Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, the U.S.S. Defiant from Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and Star Trek: First Contact, or the U.S.S. Enterprise-A from The Voyage HomeStar Trek V: The Final Frontier, and The Undiscovered Country. However, it would be great to see live-action film-quality versions of ships we have only seen in CGI or other animations such as the U.S.S. Cerritos, U.S.S. Van Citters, or U.S.S. Protostar.

Factory Entertainment will begin taking reservations for FE Masterworks™ models next week at SDCC.

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