Lot #652 - Entertainment Memorabilia Live Auction - Screen-matched Light-up Battle-damaged USS Enterprise Hull Insert Section Model Miniature Display

Stock #130472

This lot will be sold on Wednesday 2nd December (day 2 of the auction.) Lots 464-913 will be sold on day 2 (lots 1-463 will be sold on day 1). The auction will begin at 2:00 pm GMT. Lots are sold sequentially so there is no preset ending time. A live streaming broadcast of the auction will be available on auction days.

A screen-matched, light-up, battle-damaged USS Enterprise hull insert section model miniature display from Nicholas Meyer's Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, its immediate sequel, Star Trek III: The Search for Spock, and Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country. After taking control of the USS Reliant, Khan Noonien Singh (Ricardo Montalban) opened fire on the Enterprise's secondary hull, severely crippling the ship.

While models of the Enterprise from the production of Star Trek: The Motion Picture were used throughout filming, this ornately detailed, hand-painted model miniature was constructed by Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) to appear specifically battle-damaged during the attack sequence in The Wrath of Khan. It was then reused for insert shots of the ship in both The Search for Spock and The Undiscovered Country. The battle-damaged section screen-matches to shots in the third film, while its many lights screen-match to shots in the sixth.

This electronic display consists of the hull section model miniature and two plastic-paneled wood wing pieces with miniature illuminating spotlights all mounted to a particle board base marked "These bulbs are 3 1/2 volts max!" designed to control small lights installed throughout the model. The electronic base features two Starfleet emblems and five switches labeled "Main", "Interior Lights", "Exterior Lights", "Arm Photon", and "Fire Torpedo" which activate various illuminating sections of the hull.

The model itself is constructed of resin, wood, paper, and paneled plastic with internal steel and aluminum components, some of which are exposed around the battle-damaged area. It is painted grey and blue with red, blue, white, black, and yellow decals applied throughout, and lined with lights. The lot exhibits clear signs of use and handling, including scuffed and discoloured paint, loose paneling, and scratched wood, but it remains in excellent overall condition. Dimensions: 139.75 cm x 147.5 cm x 76.25 cm (55" x 58" x 30")

Contains electronics; see electronics notice in the Buyer's Guide.

Special shipping required; see notice in the Buyer's Guide.

Estimate: £15,000 - 20,000 Ω

Item size - 51" x 27" x 30" (129.54cm x 68.58cm x 76.2cm)

Certificate of Authenticity This item comes with a Prop Store Certificate of Authenticity.

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