Super-Trekkie Tony Alleyne spent 10 years and an unbelievable amount of money converting his 500 sq ft Leicester, U.K. apartment into the interior of the USS Voyager, complete with hand-crafted furnishings, molded walls, voice-activated blue lighting, a command console and a transporter room. However, he and his wife are now getting a divorce, and she wants to sell the apartment as a conventional property – property that she owns and has paid for since 1994. (Apparently, they separated that same year. Why he put all of this work into an apartment he didn’t own is baffling—as is his ex-wife’s willingness to keep up the payments.) So, that leaves Tony with no choice but to destroy his creation:
To say I’m gutted is an understatement. It is my life’s work—and it looks like it’s going into a skip. I admit there were tears.
As you’ll see in the video after the break Tony tried to sell the place as is back in 2007, but it seems that sale fell through. Although the destruction of this beautiful creation is seemingly imminent, there’s always the hope that some rich Star Trek fan will step up and buy the place before its gutted.
Hit the jump to check out some additional photos, as well as a news report from Tony’s previous sale attempt.