Geek Dad Builds Son An Epic ‘Star Trek’ Enterprise Bridge Playset, Wins At Parenting

What did your dad get you for Christmas? Oh, some socks? That’s cool. Want to know what David Weiberg did for his son? He built a playset of the Bridge of the Enterprise, as seen in the original ’60s Star Trek series. No big deal.

That’s right, the above photo features part of a hand-made playset, though you might be forgiven for mistaking it for the real deal if you weren’t paying close attention. Built in part from the original blueprints from the set, then scaled down and tweaked to suit the child proportions of Playmates’ Star Trek action figures from the early ’90s, Weiberg built the base frame of the Bridge from pine, and used a number of other materials including MDF, PVC sheet, filler putty and RTV silicone to meticulously recreate the iconic Bridge set. He even cast and built identical recreations of the seats from scratch!

Check out more photos of Weiberg’s handiwork below.

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You can read Weiberg’s account of the build process on his Instructables page.

(via Make)

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