I originally subscribed to the Eaglemoss 1:900 scale U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1071-D partwork back in March 2019 when it was first announced. However, Eaglemoss ended up putting the build on hold to redesign the model. Early feedback from fans showed serious concern about the lack of windows around the saucer’s rim, the colors in the deflector dish, and many other incorrect/missing details. For example, this image is a comparison of the 2019 version and the new version that would eventually be released in 2021:
Almost two years after subscribing, I received an email from Eaglemoss reminding me that my subscription was still alive and the new Enterprise would be released soon. They also told us that the price of each stage would be increasing by $2.00 to cover the additional production costs. However, as a thank you for being an early subscriber, they sent this free mug with my first shipment.
This is actually a really nice mug. It is two-layer vacuum insulated, made of metal, and includes these silk-screened color graphics. While I don’t build these large-scale models for the gifts, this one will actually get some use. This mug is in addition to the following free gifts we should receive as the build moves along:
- Collector’s Binder
- Screw Box
- Enterprise T-Shirt
- Display Stand