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Huge LEGO Star Trek ‘Deep Space Nine’ Model has Over 75,000 Pieces

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Jan 9 2024
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This massive brick build of Deep Space Nine from Star Trek includes over 75,000 pieces from across the LEGO range of kits.

DS9 rose to its lofty position of galactic importance from humble origins. The station was originally a Cardassian mining and refinery station named Terok Nor, which was abandoned after fifty years of use. The Federation was brought in to repair the station and maintain it as a hub for commerce. It became one of the most important deep space stations in the Alpha Quadrant due to its location near the mouth of the Bajoran wormhole that granted stable access to the Gamma Quadrant – allowing for nearly instantaneous travel across the Milky Way.

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On the far side of the wormhole lay The Dominion, ruled by the shapeshifting Changelings. Deep Space Nine, under the command of Benjamin Sisko, found itself at the center of the Dominion War, which shook the galaxy pulling the Federation, Dominion, Cardassian, Klingon, Romulan, and others into war.

Check out a full history of the station here.

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LEGO Star Trek Deep Space Nine Model

Adrian Drake built the famous space station from the frame up using more than 75,000 pieces. It’s 6 feet tall and eight feet in diameter and is heavy enough that it needs some extra supports. The whole build took over two years.

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This LEGO Deep Space Nine model is a feat of engineering and LEGO know-how. The diorama includes specialty bricks from a bunch of random sets – including a golden chicken, flags, and several of Wonder Woman’s Lasso of Truth. Plus, lots and lots of blue/gray bricks.

via Adrian Drake

Among its many details is a brick-built U.S.S. Defiant docked on the station. And the entire station has working lights!

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It’s a truly impressive and gigantic build. Drake displayed it at Brickworld Chicago, where he gave a tour to Beyond the Brick. Check out how he built the LEGO Deep Space Nine and all of the cool details…

A closer look…

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Photos via Adrian Drake

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LEGO doesn’t offer official Star Trek sets, but there are some great modeling kits out there. This three-in-one plastic kit from AMT includes DS9, the U.S.S. Defiant NX-74205, and a Cardassian Keldon-Class cruiser. The space station comes in clear plastic, ready for custom lighting.

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  • 16 in. wide
  • Snap assembly, no glue required
  • Two pages of full-color decals
  • Requires painting

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