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Star Trek TOS Executive Shuttle
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Matt Jeffries' original concept for an Enterprise shuttlecraft, now sometimes called the Aeroshuttle.
About this creation


The round hull proved to be too difficult and expensive to build as a full-scale prop, so Desilu partnered with model kit company AMT to build a more achievable shuttle, in return for merchandising rights. What they came up with was the boxy F class Galileo that we all know and love, and which now has a permanent home at the Johnson Space Centre in Houston.





The hatch opens in two parts, a gull-wing upper door and a lower step.



The cabin seats five, unlike the F class which seats 7.



The engine compartment is very compact and cannot be entered from the cabin, but it sports a powerful warp core and impulse manifold. This craft can easily outperform the Galileo!



The engine span is wider than my F class LEGO model, but the body itself is narrower.



The warp nacelles are also just a tad shorter.





To get that nice engine glow from LDD screenshots, I duplicate (or even triplicate) the image as layers in Photoshop before flattening. The transparent pieces get a lot more saturation that way.



Coming in for a landing. Thanks for viewing!


Building instructions
Download building instructions (LEGO Digital Designer)

Comments

 I like it 
  February 18, 2016
Beautiful.
 I like it 
  July 10, 2015
Nice shuttle. I didn't know it before. Your MOC is great with all these rounded parts.
Misa Nikolic
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Keith Goldman
  June 3, 2015
What a slick design, although I love the classic shuttle this one is probably more in line with the esthetic of the Enterprise. Thanks for the back-story, I'm a huge fan of TOS and I'd never come across that one. Great work.
 I like it 
  June 3, 2015
Awesome! I remember seeing that drawing before, and you recreated it beautifully! Love the hull shaping and the engine compartment. I like how you made the engine struts. Brilliant work!
 I made it 
  June 3, 2015
Quoting Keith Goldman What a slick design, although I love the classic shuttle this one is probably more in line with the esthetic of the Enterprise. Thanks for the back-story, I'm a huge fan of TOS and I'd never come across that one. Great work.
I've added Jeffries' sketch for the shuttle, which also include sketches for a smaller scout craft that was never done.
 I like it 
  June 3, 2015
very neatly designed!
 I like it 
  June 3, 2015
Beautiful work!
 I like it 
  June 3, 2015
Great lines
 
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