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Star Trek and Kre-O: A match made in Sto-Vo-Kor

May 30, 13 Star Trek and Kre-O: A match made in Sto-Vo-Kor

I’m a pretty big Star Trek fan. I’ve seen all the shows, I’ve seen all the movies. Over the last six months, I tried to get my kids interested in Star Trek by watching Star Trek: Voyager from beginning to end on Netflix. They both enjoyed Voyager very much so I pressed my luck and tried Star Trek: The Original Series.  Let’s just say it wasn’t as popular with the kids as Voyager was.

None the less, when Hasbro came to me and asked if I would like a few of their new kits from their Kre-O Star Trek series, I was as excited as a Tribble in a grain storage compartment! And, of course, once I told the Chris we were getting some Kre-Os to test out, he was pretty excited, too!

We were sent three of Kre-O’s new Star Trek sets:

When the box arrived, it was all I could do to prevent Chris from ripping all the boxes open and attempting to build all of them without me (he knew the sets were Star Trek related but didn’t know which sets we received).

Spock’s Volcano Mission
This set is a shuttle craft, a small volcano, and two Kreons. I sat back and let Chris try to build it himself. He was perfectly fine putting it together except for one piece. There is a tiny string that needs to be tied to two tiny pieces on both ends. I’m surprised this piece wasn’t already tied together as I think it would be hard for younger children to tie. The rest of the set was a breeze and it looks pretty cool. It even has a little light that turns on when the bottom hatch opens!

Klingon Bird of Prey
This set is a Klingon Bird of Prey and comes with 4 Kreons. Chris was able to put this one together without any help from me. He has many other sets from Kre-O (including multiple Transformers and a Battleship) so he is familiar with the pieces and how to read the instructions. This ship has a light that illuminates the cockpit of the ship, and it looks pretty cool.

U.S.S. Enterprise
Time for the big daddy! This set is the U.S.S. Enterprise and comes with six Kreons. It consists of over 400 pieces and is suggested for ages 9-14.

Chris needed a little help putting this one together since there were so many pieces and a lot of directions. Also, he may have been a little worn out from putting the other two sets together prior to this one.

The Enterprise also has lights on it: one on each nacelle and on on the body of the ship. It also has a torpedo that shoots out of the body of the ship.

 

Chris’ opinion
Chris loved putting these together. He recognized Kirk, Bones, Uhura, Spock, Sulu, the Enterprise, the shuttle craft and the Bird of Prey from this time watching Voyage and Star Trek: TOS. He was very excited to build the kids and we had a fun time together building them and playing with them afterward.

My thoughts:
I’m glad Kre-O has the Star Trek property. I think they did a good job designing these models and they look great. My favorite by far is the Bird of Prey. The wings move up and down, it’s well constructed and well designed and it just looks really cool. I really like the design of the Enterprise too but I was a little disappointed with how well some of the bricks stayed together. It seems the curved bricks for the saucer section of the Enterprise keep wanting to separate. They don’t separate all the way but there is a gap that keeps needing to be closed. Also, the removable top of the saucer section probably should have been one solid piece as it tends to fall apart easily. However, since it is a speciality piece designed for building the Enterprise, I would  have no qualms gluing the piece together, not something I would regularly advise for building blocks that are meant to be built and disassembled again and again.

Final Thoughts
We had a great time building these sets and I got to spend some quality time with my son doing something he loves (building) with something I love (Star Trek). Even with my one niggle about the saucer section of the Enterprise, I would definitely recommend these Star Trek Kre-Os (as well as other Kre-O) sets. They look great and they’re great to play and pretend with.

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(In case you were wondering, Sto-Vo-Kor is the Klingon equivalent of Heaven, where their honored dead go in the afterlife).

Hasbro provided me with these Kre-O sets for free without any other compensation. My opinions are 100% my own.