K-7 Space Station from "Star Trek" (1966-1969)
About the Design
One of the few custom miniatures build for the original "Star Trek" TV series, the K-7 space station was the primary setting for the classic Season Two episode, "The Trouble With Tribbles." Ostensibly a way-station on the fringe of the Federation -- and a spiritual ancestor to Deep Space Nine -- the station was a fairly simple miniature composed of four convex discs connected Tinker Toy-fashion with three dowel rods. In fact, components were based on an actual "inflatable moon base" design developed for the U.S. space program.
About the Kit
The last of AMT's TOS-related model kits, the K-7 Space Station was available periodically during the 1970s and early 1980s, only to vanish forever. The original kit -- which included a teenie-tiny U.S.S. Enterprise model for scale -- has become a valuable collector's item.
The kit was re-released in June 2010 by Round 2 using the AMT brand and new artwork.
This kit is an original issue -- and is a candidate for refurbishing.