LEGO Star Trek Ideas

LEGO Star Trek Ideas: To Boldly Build

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Star Trek has been delighting audiences for almost sixty years. It’s a series that has promoted boundless discovery and dares to imagine a society of hopeful utopia. Humanity in Star Trek has built a culture that doesn’t know hunger, war, poverty, or sickness. It’s a world where anyone can use simple tools to create anything their imaginations can conjure.

In other words, it’s a world that dovetails perfectly with LEGO. After all, what is a Holodeck but high-tech, holographic LEGOs?

Star Trek is more popular now than it’s ever been. Lower Decks, Discovery, Prodigy, and Strange New Worlds have all been renewed for another season, and new rumors of new series and reboots swirl all the time. However, the end of Star Trek: Picard turns my thoughts today. It heralds the last chapter of an era that’s lasted almost half of the franchise’s existence, and it’s got me feeling a little nostalgic.

I might not be able to program an exact recreation of my favorite Star Trek ships and scenes with a holodeck, but I can look at some amazing builds people have created with LEGO!


How am I justifying a thing’s placement on the list of LEGO Star Trek Ideas? Mostly, I’m making about four considerations herein:

  • Inspiration – Star Trek is all about being inspirational. If something fires the imagination, then it’s going to place higher.
  • Complexity – This is a franchise that loves big ideas. It literally encourages us to reach for the stars. Big builds will likely show up and get placed a little higher.
  • Trailblazing – Star Trek is a show that tries to set an example. If a build includes a way for enterprising LEGO builders to follow, whether instructions or pictures from more angles, it will place higher on the list.
  • Nostalgia – Honestly, I’m a nerd with a favorite era and a favorite series. I will try to be fair to all eras, but if it’s from my favorite period? It might get a boost.

17. The Enterprise and Crew

The Enterprise and Crew
LEGO Star Trek Ideas
  • Series of Origin: Star Trek: The Next Generation
  • Approximate Skill Level: Advanced 
  • Creator: Pinterest User: Socketmix

The original Star Trek is obviously iconic today. However, it wasn’t seen as influential at the time. A sequel had been discussed for decades, and different pilots were shot and abandoned. The series that finally materialized ended up giving audiences a very different sort of Enterprise than they were used to. 

This build of the Enterprise-D is a beautiful rendition that perfectly captures the ship’s likeness. It also gets bonus points for including mini-figs of the command crew. It’s not to scale, unfortunately, but that’s a more significant project than anyone should be expected to undergo without financial compensation. 

16. The Discovery

The Discovery
LEGO Star Trek Ideas - To Boldly Build
  • Series of Origin: Star Trek: Discovery
  • Approximate Skill Level: Advanced
  • Creator: Mecabricks User: Paulygon

I’ve got a dirty little secret. I didn’t like the new era of Star Trek for a long time. The reboot films just left me unimpressed. It felt as if this franchise about utopia was now about high-octane swordfights rather than high ideals. I decided that I wouldn’t look at anything made after the 2000s. 

Then I saw Star Trek: Picard, and it convinced me to go ahead and check out Star Trek: Discovery. That’s when I remembered that I sometimes make dumb decisions, and letting a few films put me off my favorite franchise was definitely dumb. 

Star Trek: Discovery feels like a blending of the old and the new, and watching it gave me the same sense of hope for humanity that I had gotten from earlier series. The Discovery is a Crossfield-Class ship, designed first and foremost as a science vessel. It was meant to push Starfleet in a more exploratory direction, and this model is an almost perfect representation of the ship and its spirit. 

15. Romulan Bird-of-Prey

Romulan Bird-of-Prey
LEGO Star Trek Ideas - To Boldly Build
  • Series of Origin: Star Trek: (The Original Series)
  • Approximate Skill Level: Advanced
  • Creator: Flickr User: BrandonGriffith

Romulans were meant to be a “dark mirror” to the Vulcans. They showed the audience what the Vulcans could be if they had chosen wore rather than science. This ship is a perfect example of that. 

This build creatively uses more common bricks to recreate the iconic ship. Most of these pieces can be found in many different sets, and it would have placed much higher were instructions available to recreate it. 

14. U.S.S. Reliant

U.S.S. Reliant
LEGO Star Trek Ideas - To Boldly Build
  • Series of Origin: Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
  • Approximate Skill Level: Moderate
  • Creator: Flickr User: Paulygons

The Reliant was a Miranda-class ship. It was designed to be a “general use” sort of ship and could accomplish scientific missions, light patrols, and supply runs. However, the Reliant became a name of ignominy when it was taken over by a maniacal super-soldier with a vendetta. Khan Noonien Singh used this ship as a pawn in his revenge schemes, and this ship helped him kill one of the most iconic characters in the franchise. 

This build is another comparatively simple creation and uses standard pieces, but it also has the benefit of instructions for LEGO masters to copy the design! However, it also uses a few rare bricks in its build, so it rose slightly up the list.  

13. The Original Series Fleet

The Original Series Fleet
LEGO Star Trek Ideas - To Boldly Build
  • Series of Origin: Star Trek: (The Original Series) 
  • Approximate Skill Level: Beginner
  • Creator: – 2×4 –

Starfleet was created as a joint venture between humanity and their first alien allies: the Vulcans. Star Trek didn’t last long enough to give us a look into the deeper lore of the franchise. However, it did establish a striking visual style of Starfleet ship design. The ships are iconic enough for people, even casually acquainted with the show, to spot and recognize individual ships. 

This straightforward set proves that a simple build can still be impactful. There are ships from all across the earlier parts of the franchise, and each one is instantly recognizable for what it is. We see a Klingon Bird-of-Prey, the Romulan Bird-of-Prey, the Enterprise, the Reliant, and the Stargazer. 

12. Vor’Cha Class Bird-of-Prey

Vor'Cha Class Bird-of-Prey
LEGO Star Trek Ideas - To Boldly Build
  • Series of Origin: Star Trek: The Next Generation
  • Approximate Skill Level: Moderate
  • Creator: Flickr User: – 2×4 

The original Star Trek established several villainous alien species. The Romulans were one, and the Klingons were another. However, by The Next Generation, Starfleet had made peace and a loose alliance with the Klingons. So when audiences first saw a ship like this, it was implied to be sinister but not immediately villainous. 

It’s simple enough that nearly anyone can make it, but it needs to include more instructions or pictures to make it a simple affair. However, this representation of one of the first friendly Klingon ships is excellent in its detail. It features an almost exact recreation of several important Klingon ships throughout The Next Generation era of Star Trek. 

11. Romulan Warbird

Romulan Warbird
LEGO Star Trek Ideas - To Boldly Build
  • Series of Origin: Star Trek: The Next Generation
  • Approximate Skill Level: Advanced
  • Creator: Flickr User: Jon Munz

This Warbird is another Romulan design. It featured in many episodes of the nineties era of Star Trek as one of the primary ships of the Romulan Empire. Sometimes they were enemies, and sometimes they were friends. However, you were in for a thrilling episode whenever one of these showed up onscreen. 

This LEGO Creation is absolutely luscious. It takes full advantage of the color scheme from the television series and recreates the ship in stunning glory. It also includes enough angles that a dedicated LEGO Master can recreate this build independently with enough time and dedication.  

10. Enterprise C

Enterprise C
LEGO Star Trek Ideas
  • Series of Origin: Star Trek: The Next Generation
  • Approximate Skill Level: Advanced
  • Creator: Rebrickable User: StarTrekDesigns

This iteration of the Enterprise only appeared once in any series, but it left an impact that reverberated through the universe. It sacrificed itself to help a Klingon colony, bringing the two old enemies closer to their eventual alliance. It was also involved in some time-travel shenanigans because Star Trek, but that’s less important to its overall place in the franchise. 

The version presented here is picture-perfect to what is onscreen in The Next Generation. It’s almost like holding a piece of Starfleet history in your hands. It has a parts list attached with mainly readily available parts and easy-to-follow instructions. These are both available at the attached link. However, they do require a (very reasonable, in my opinion) price to be paid. 

9. The Defiant

The Defiant
LEGO Star Trek Ideas - To Boldly Build
  • Series of Origin: Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
  • Approximate Skill Level: Advanced
  • Creator: Flickr User: Stephen Fender

Deep Space Nine had some of the best writing in Star Trek. It told a relatable story of war through the lens of what had once been a kid-centric franchise. Some heavy themes presented in this program include redemption, corruption, zealotry, and how even the kindest act can be turned into foulness. This was the series in which Star Trek grew up.

That was present most obviously in the creation of the U.S.S. Defiant. This was Starfleet’s first warship in centuries, symbolizing so much about the DS9 as a series.

The LEGO version of the Defiant may not symbolize how quickly a good man can be persuaded to go to war, but it does look exactly like its onscreen counterpart. Although there are no instructions, and it doesn’t look like any are forthcoming, there are enough angles to inspire you to make your own. 

8. Enterprise and Klingon Bird of Prey

Enterprise and Klingon Bird of Prey
LEGO Star Trek Ideas
  • Series of Origin: Star Trek III: The Search for Spock
  • Approximate Skill Level: Beginner
  • Creator: Etsy User: OneMoreBrick

Have you ever wanted to play out one of film history’s most cinematic space chases? Well, now you can! These are tiny models based on the primary ships seen throughout The Search for Spock. Although the Klingons would go on to become allies of the Federation, they are still firmly the villains of this movie, and this is the first Klingon Bird-of-Prey we ever see onscreen. 

These are small and simple designs, but that’s almost better! They’re small enough to be put together quickly and easily by LEGO fans of practically any age. They’re simple enough that instructions aren’t necessary, and most LEGO builders have the right kind of pieces already handy in their collections. 

7. Voyager Ship Set

Voyager Ship Set
LEGO Star Trek Ideas
  • Series of Origin: Star Trek: Voyager
  • Approximate Skill Level: Advanced
  • Creator: Rebrickable User: StarTrekDesigns

At last, we come to one of my favorite series! Voyager was a very flawed show but had a lot of heart. It showed how hope could flare even in the worst times. It was about the indomitability of the human spirit. This series showed that humans would unite to succeed in the worst times. 

This set includes a parts list and instructions to build many ships from Voyager‘s run. Several of them are Starfleet designs, and some of them are just pretending to be. However, they’re all well thought-out and accurate to the screen. The instructions are easy to follow, and the price is good for the value it offers. 

6. Enterprise Legacy

Enterprise Legacy
LEGO Star Trek Ideas - To Boldly Build
  • Series of OriginStar Trek: Enterprise through Star Trek: Generations 
  • Approximate Skill Level: Advanced
  • Creator: Rebrickable User: StarTrekDesigns

The first Enterprise was not the one seen in the original Star Trek. At least, it wasn’t after some retcons in the early two thousands. Instead, the first Enterprise predates Starfleet as audiences would come to know it. It’s a prototype ship that all of humanity’s hopes and dreams went into as part of a collaboration with their new allies, the Vulcans. 

That ship is present in this M.O.C. instruction set, along with the NCC 1701 Enterprise that most viewers considered the original, the refitted version, and the rebuilt Enterprise from the original films. StarTrekDesigns has again included some incredibly efficient instructions and convenient parts lists with these builds. 

If you’d rather blaze your own trail, however, the images inspire aspiring LEGO builders. 

5. Enterprise NX-01

Enterprise NX-01 - Paulygon
  • Series of Origin: Star Trek: Enterprise
  • Approximate Skill Level: Beginner
  • Creator: Flickr User: Paulygon

The original Enterprise was created as part of humanity’s ongoing experiments with faster-than-light technology. It was a ship of dreams crewed by Earth’s boldest explorers and scientists. It was the first human ship with technology capable of reaching warp 5 and one of the only ones with a transporter that could handle organic matter. It also meant that it was usually the most capable of getting to and dealing with any problems that might crop up. 

It’s heavily implied that this is why all the flagships after are dubbed the Enterprise. 

This tiny design is small enough to be simple to assemble and big enough to carry all the dreams of humanity’s imagination to the stars. The creator has even kindly shared instructions for its assembly, although clever LEGO creators could follow it from the pictures. 

4. The Phoenix

The Phoenix
LEGO Star Trek Ideas - To Boldly Build
  • Series of Origin: Star Trek: First Contact
  • Approximate Skill Level: Beginner
  • Creator: Flickr User: DanCounsell96

The Enterprise may have been the first ship in Starfleet, but the Phoenix was where Starfleet was truly born. This was humanity’s first warp-capable ship. This ship got the attention of their nearest neighbors, the Vulcans, and convinced them that humans were ready for first contact with aliens. This act led to the founding of the Federation itself and the rest of the series.

Some very unfriendly space-vampire-robot-zombies tried to time-travel and stop this from happening (because Star Trek), but Picard and his crew ensured history proceeded as planned. 

This creator made a build that was accurate to the screen and included the articulated points of the foldout warp drives! There’s a parts list available for this creation and instructions available for a price if you’d like to make your first warp trip a little easier. 

3. Enterprise NCC-1701

Enterprise NCC-1701
LEGO Star Trek Ideas - To Boldly Build
  • Series of Origin: Star Trek: (The Original Series) 
  • Approximate Skill Level: Advanced
  • Creator: LEGO Ideas User: C3Brix

At last, we come to where it all began. This is what many people consider the first Starship Enterprise (because, in our universe, it absolutely was!) 

This LEGO Idea would have been a beautiful set. However, it never even got the chance. LEGO responded to its growing support with a statement that they didn’t have the rights to produce Star Trek merchandise, and that was that.

However, Star Trek is about more than what is. It never has been. It’s about what could. It’s a series about hope for a better world with a better future. That’s why I love it so much. This ship is a representation of hope in LEGO form. I won’t lie and say it would be easy to assemble from the pictures presented, but it is possible.

This can serve as inspiration for your own Enterprise design because Star Trek is nothing if not inspiring. 

2. The Defiant

The Defiant
LEGO Star Trek Ideas - To Boldly Build
  • Series of Origin: Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
  • Approximate Skill Level: Moderate
  • Creator: LEGO Ideas User: cilmeron

The Defiant was the first of its class, and it was created in an attempt to fortify Deep Space Nine against a new enemy empire.

It also allowed the characters to do more stereotypical Star Trek shenanigans, but that’s less thematic.

This was the first true warship that Starfleet had created in hundreds of years, and it symbolized humanity taking a step backward toward savagery. This wasn’t just because it was a warship but because humans allied with the ancient enemy Romulans to get invisibility technology for this ship.

It showed that even in our darkest moments, humans make friends to deal with our problems, but we’re perfectly willing to get brutal when needed. 

This set would have included everything you needed to create your own Defiant in exacting detail, right down to the ship’s main crew. It would have looked exactly like the ship from the show. However, LEGO Masters can be faithful to the name of this ship, use the pictures here to defy reality and create their own Defiant set. 

1. The Voyager

The Voyager
LEGO Star Trek Ideas - To Boldly Build
  • Series of Origin: Star Trek: Voyager
  • Approximate Skill Level: Moderate
  • Creator: Youtube User: Jerry Builds Bricks

The Voyager was one of the first Intrepid-class starships. It was designed as a long-range explorer vessel and equipped with some of the most high-tech sensors and engines available at the time. In other words, it had all the equipment necessary to be the fastest vessel with the highest maneuverability possible, making it an inadvertent battleship.

In its inaugural mission, it took part in a sting operation against a separatist faction of Starfleet, and both ships were flung across the Milky Way. Two crews were forced to work together with limited resources to get home. The show abandoned much of the premise almost immediately, but it was still enjoyable when it managed to remember what it was good at.

This build knows precisely what it’s good at. It creates a Voyager that looks exactly like its inspiration. It also does it with an available parts list. It’s simple to put together, and if anyone doubted it, they could watch the video to follow along and create a ship worthy of traveling to the Delta Quadrant.  

Best Alternatives to LEGO Star Trek

LEGO may not have created any Star Trek sets. However, that was only because other companies already had the license to develop them. The current licensee appears to be BlueBrixx, a smaller company that makes LEGO-compatible bricks. However, other companies in the past have made different sets, some of which are also LEGO-compatible, and almost all of which are currently discontinued. 

This bonus list below isn’t arranged in any particular order, but the ones that aren’t currently available can still inspire your LEGO creations.

Frequently Asked Questions

Question: Why didn’t LEGO ever make a Star Trek set?

Answer: The short answer is that they don’t have the legal right to do so. Another company has the license to manufacture construction block sets for the Star Trek I.P. 

Question: Is there hope of a LEGO Star Trek set in the future?

Answer: There’s always hope! Is it likely? I don’t know enough to say. I know that if enough LEGO hears enough demand from fans, it makes it more likely that the brand could look at acquiring the manufacturing rights. 

Question: Do you have a favorite Star Trek Series and/or Captain?

Answer: Of course! It’s Voyager, with DS9 being a close second. I can hear the Boos already, but you know what? I don’t care. Voyager tried to do something different and refresh the format. I wish they’d done some things differently (the writing needed to be WAY more consistent,) but it’s still the one I go back to for comfort when I need a vision of the future. It also had the only Native American character, but the less said about Chakotay, the better.
Janeway is not my favorite Star Trek captain. Her characterization was all over the map, and though she’s like my second or third choice, she’s still far behind my number one. Depending on the day, Jean-Luc Picard and Benjamin Sisko fight for my top spot.
Jean-Luc is the Captain I wish we could all have in our lives. He’s stoic, grandfatherly, wise, and always looking to show us that a better way is possible.
Benjamin, however, is the Captain we need more often. He’s also the one with the better writing and the one I relate most to. Sisko is a leader who is tough, decisive, and still unafraid to show affection to his crew and family. He’s in a tough spot and never lets that get the best of him. 
He remembers Starfleets purpose is to embody the best of humanity amongst the stars, and that’s precisely why he’s my favorite Captain. Today.


Star Trek is a series about hope. It’s a series about what we can build with enough time, inspiration, and desire. Those are the same values that LEGO embodies and encourages. It’s a match made in the stars, and it’s an utter shame that LEGO never capitalized on that. 

However, you can still take inspiration from this list and build your LEGO designs to take you where no man has gone before.  

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