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Build the Starship Enterprise from useless office supplies

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For the Star Trek fan in every office, you too can build this NCC-1701 Enterprise from junk in your desk drawer. Easy to assemble. Impress your friends. Makes a great gift or holiday ornament.
 
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Step 1: Parts

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You will need:

3 medium size binder clips
1 large binder clip
1 sharpie pen
2 ink pens with colored end caps (or pencils). They need not be working.
3 CD's (one preferably silver and unscratched).
Glue stick
Hot melt glue gun or other adhesive (in a pinch, tape will also work).

Step 2: Assemble Saucer Section

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Glue the 3 CD's together with a glue stick.

Step 3: Modify a Binder Clip

Remove the handles from the large binder clip and install them on one of the medium sized binder clips. You will no longer need the large binder clip.

Step 5: Engine Assembly

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Remove guts of the pens and install the end caps from red pens. (optional).
The red caps will face forward.
Pencils and other writing instruments will work as well.

Step 6: Attach Engines to Hull

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Glue (or tape) pens to binder clip handles as shown in picture.

Step 7: Add Saucer Section to Hull

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Glue CD's to the the front binder clip as shown in the picture.

Step 8: Results

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All finished. Use a lunch bowl as a decorative stand.

Step 10: Conclusion

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Aside from the binder clips (and glue), all the other parts came from the recycle bin.
The total cost was less than $5.

For a future project, it may also be possible to make a Romulan Bird of Prey using similar construction methods:
http://www.cloudster.com/sets&vehicles/STromulanBirdOfPrey/RomulanBirdOfPreyTop.htm
http://www.fantastic-plastic.com/ROMULAN%20BOP%20PAGE.htm

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