Must See: Star Trek’s U.S.S. Enterprise made out of Christmas lights

Smithsonian Channel will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Star Trek with a two-hour special that will take a look at the lasting influence the original Star Trek series has had on the world. BUILDING STAR TREK will premiere Sunday, September 4 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Smithsonian Channel.BUILDING STAR TREK will follow the conservation team from the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum as they attempt to restore and conserve the original 11-foot, 250-pound model of the U.S.S. Enterprise from the original series. The special also will track the effort to rebuild a model of the original U.S.S. Enterprise bridge by using authentic set pieces and props, which recently went on display at Seattle’s EMP Museum. - Photo: Courtesy of Smithsonian Channel Copyright: 2016 - SmithsonianChannel_StarshipEnterprise
Smithsonian Channel will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Star Trek with a two-hour special that will take a look at the lasting influence the original Star Trek series has had on the world. BUILDING STAR TREK will premiere Sunday, September 4 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Smithsonian Channel.BUILDING STAR TREK will follow the conservation team from the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum as they attempt to restore and conserve the original 11-foot, 250-pound model of the U.S.S. Enterprise from the original series. The special also will track the effort to rebuild a model of the original U.S.S. Enterprise bridge by using authentic set pieces and props, which recently went on display at Seattle’s EMP Museum. - Photo: Courtesy of Smithsonian Channel Copyright: 2016 - SmithsonianChannel_StarshipEnterprise /
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Star Trek fans have to see this Christmas lights version of the Enterprise.

Star Trek fans are a creative bunch. It never ceases to amaze me what fans of the franchise can do when they put their mind towards something. The creativity is never-ending, even during Christmas time. Now yes, the holiday is over but that doesn’t mean that we need to stop talking about it.

At least not yet. Not when there is a whole host of things still popping up on our feed. Plus, who takes down their Christmas and holiday decorations before Jan. 1, anyway?

The Roddenberry Twitter account tweeted out a photo of the original Enterprise made entirely out of Christmas lights. While it’s unclear when this was or if the story behind is true but the tweet claims this is a mall display set up during Christmas. Whether it’s new or old, it’s impressive as heck and just another thing you lose by only shopping online.

Amazon and Ebay won’t ever have anything this cool.

Star Trek fans are always coming up with cool things

One of the best parts of this fandom is constantly seeing all the nifty and cool stuff the fanbase creates. It’s one of those things that you often don’t see as often in other fanbases. Not for a lack of trying, mind you, but Trek was arguably the first real “fandom” as we know them today.

The show started back in the late-60s, and from that moment on there were fan-made newsletters, campaigns to get the show on, I’m pretty sure Star Trek was among the first fan-driven science fiction conventions that surrounded a specific franchise.

Beyond that, the fanbase has been making replica props, costumes, and even their own sets for decades. It’s truly a marvelous thing to be part of such a rich and vibrant fandom.

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