14 Best Star Trek Model Kits in 2020 (My Personal Picks)

Best star trek model kits

In this post, I’ll list some of the best Star Trek model kits that have been released over the years. Let’s dive in! 


1. Polar Lights Star Trek TOS Enterprise 50th Anniversary Edition

  • Scale: 1/350 
  • Skill level: 2 
  • Length: 32 inches 
  • Large engineering hull 
  • This kit includes smooth saucer parts and a painting guide/diagram that is quite helpful 
  • The plastic feels thick/heavy, the parts fit together well, and the seams are tongue and groove  
  • The instructions are not easy to understand, so this model kit is not beginner friendly 
  • Great model for fans of the Original Series.


2. AMT Star Trek U.S.S. Enterprise

  • Scale: 1/2500 
  • This kit includes 7 ships
  • Incredibly detailed decals 
  • Proper scaling, so the models look proportionally sized 
  • Snap kit, so the precision may not be up to some people’s standards. That being said, you can also use glue instead of snap together for each of the 7 ships. 


3. Revell U.S.S. Voyager

  • Scale: 1/670
  • Lighting kit 
  • Once completed, this model is 20.2 inches long. 
  • 67 pieces included 
  • Excellent detail, fit, and finish 
  • This kit is meant for modelers who enjoy a challenge


4. Round 2 Polar Lights Star Trek Klingon K't'inga

  • Scale: 1/350
  • Once completed, this scale model is 24 inches long. 
  • You have the option to buy a lighting kit separately (highly recommended by several customers) 
  • This Klingon Battle Cruiser model is incredibly detailed, well molded, and accurate   
  • It’s worth noting that some people experienced warping problems with the plastic 
  • One customer said it would be a great addition to his 1/350 USS enterprise refit


5. Moebius Star Trek Beyond U.S.S. Franklin

  • Instructions are clear and easy to understand 
  • If you’d like, you have the option to add custom LED 
  • The kit comes with a stand 
  • One of the most detailed Star Trek starship models on the market 
  • Some customers found it difficult to paint the base


6. Star Trek Deep Space Nine Space Station Model Kit with Fiber Optic Lighting System

Star Trek Deep Space Nine Space Station Model Kit With Lighting
  • Scale: 1/2500
  • 150 pieces, 14 light sources, 4 chrome reflective strips
  • Skill level: 3 
  • The kit contains 2000 inches of fiber optic filament, micro drill with bit, a display case, and power source jack and wiring. 
  • Once completed, this spaceship model is about 16 inches long. 
  • See more info on Scalemates


7. Revell Star Trek U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701 Model Kit

  • Scale: 1:600. If you’re interested in a cheaper alternative, check out the 1/500 scale kit. 
  • 117 pieces 
  • Once completed, this model is approximately 19 inches long. 
  • One of the most accurate Star Trek Enterprise models in a smaller, 1/600 scale


8. USS Defiant - Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

USS Defiant Star Trek Model Kit
  • Scale: 1/1000
  • The kit contains a dome base with a metal support rod 
  • Excellent molding throughout 
  • Parts fit well together, and the model is relatively easy to build


9. Light-Up Star Trek TOS Nomad Scale Model Kit

Light Up Star Trek TOS Nomad Scale Model Kit
  • Scale: 1/6 
  • From “The Changeling” episode
  • Good choice if you’re into LED lighting models


10. AMT Retro Star Trek Phaser, Communicator and Tricorder Exploration Set - Plastic Model Kit

AMT Retro Star Trek Phaser, Communicator and Tricorder Exploration Set
  • This is an old school, vintage Star Trek model kit that Trekkies and sci-fi fans in the 1970’s may remember! 
  • Easy to build, great collector’s item
  • Click here to check out a more in-depth review on this model


11. AMT Star Trek Romulan Warbird

AMT Star Trek Romulan Warbird Model Kit
  • Scale: 1/3200
  • Several customers said they weren’t fans of the ship’s olive molding color, so you can use spray paint to customize it to your liking. 
  • This kit is easy to put together and the instructions are clear 
  • The kit contains nicely designed window decals


12. AMT Star Trek Deep Space Nine Runabout Rio Grande

AMT Star Trek Deep Space Nine Runabout Rio Grande
  • Scale: 1/72 
  • Skill level: 2
  • Plastic model kit 
  • Incredibly detailed model 
  • While the kit is not difficult to put together, the painting portion can be a bit long/challenging
  • Gluing nacelles and pylons was easy, no problems in that area.  
  • Once completed, this model is approximately 12 inches long. 
  • The kit includes a detachable deep space sensor array 
  • It’s worth noting that this model does not have an interior, so you may want to use paint on the windows (to hide the interior), or just build the interior portion yourself.


13. AMT Ertl Star Trek Special Edition Galileo 2 Shuttlecraft

AMT Ertl Star Trek Special Edition Galileo 2 Shuttlecraft
  • This discontinued collector’s kit was made in 1991
  • Parts fit well, detailed interior 
  • Some customers said it would’ve been nice if this kit came with a figure  
  • See more info on Scalemates


14. Moebius Star Trek U.S.S. Kelvin

Moebius Star Trek U.S.S. Kelvin
  • Scale: 1/1000
  • Looks well detailed and beautiful when put together. One of the best Moebius models that has been released in the last few years.

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