As we’ve previously reported, Hasbro’s LEGO-style toy line KRE-O has the license for Star Trek. The company will be premiering their upcoming playsets at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, but today Hasbro has released an image of the KRE-O version of the U.S.S. Enterprise. I’m not sure how many pieces it has, but it’s hopefully one of those sets that takes an entire afternoon to build (if not longer). Hasbro has also released a teaser trailer that’s almost a shot-for-shot remake of the original movie’s teaser trailer, but with KRE-O blocks. There will also be a KRE-O Star Trek digital short produced by Bad Robot at Comic-Con.
Hit the jump to check out the image, teaser trailer, and press release. The 2012 San Diego Comic-Con runs from July 12 – 15th. The KRE-O toys will hit shelves in spring 2013 to coincide with the release of Star Trek 2, which opens May 17, 2013.
For a comparison, here’s the teaser trailer for 2009’s Star Trek:
Here’s the press release:
THE KRE-O BRAND FROM HASBRO “BUILDS” A MAJOR PRESENCE AT COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL AND UNVEILS NEW STAR TREKTM AND TRANSFORMERS BUILDING SETS
Teaser Trailer for KRE-O STAR TREK Digital Short Produced by Bad Robot Also Unveiled
in Anticipation of Premier Pop Culture Event in San Diego
Pawtucket, R.I. – July 6, 2012 – At Comic-Con, the KRE-O brand from Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) boldly goes where no one has gone before. Based on the upcoming STAR TREK sequel from Paramount Pictures and directed by J.J. Abrams, the KRE-O STAR TREK line, under license from CBS Consumer Products, features a variety of vehicles from the movie along with fun KREON figures based on iconic STAR TREK characters. Fans will be able to see the KRE-O STAR TREK U.S.S. ENTERPRISE set and KIRK, SPOCK and BONES KREON figures for the first time in person at the Hasbro Comic-Con booth (#3213) beginning on Preview Night, July 11.
In a groundbreaking move for entertainment based building sets, Hasbro teamed up with J.J. Abrams, director of the upcoming STAR TREK sequel, to create a KRE-O STAR TREK stop motion digital short. The digital short, produced by Bad Robot, features icons of the STAR TREK saga in a stand-alone storyline and will premiere at a later date in partnership with Paramount Pictures. At Comic-Con the teaser trailer for the KRE-O STAR TREK digital short will be featured along with the upcoming U.S.S. ENTERPRISE building set and KREON figures in the Hasbro booth. In anticipation of the convention, Hasbro is unveiling a first look image of the KRE-O STAR TREK U.S.S. ENTERPRISE set and the teaser trailer. Fans can view the teaser trailer now exclusively on the KRE-O brand Youtube channel at www.Youtube.com/KREO.
“Comic-Con International is the perfect place to give fans a sneak peek at upcoming KRE-O STAR TREK products and the teaser trailer for the KRE-O digital short produced by Bad Robot,” said Kimberly Boyd, global KRE-O brand director at Hasbro. “The KRE-O brand is enjoyed by consumers around the world and Hasbro is thrilled to work with the amazing teams at CBS Consumer Products, Bad Robot and Paramount Pictures to bring the STAR TREK property to life with KRE-O building sets.”
STAR TREK will mark the third major entertainment property to be featured in the KRE-O line from Hasbro. The Company successfully introduced the KRE-O brand in 2011 with building sets featuring its globally popular TRANSFORMERS characters and in 2012 introduced the KRE-O BATTLESHIP line. New KRE-O BATTLESHIP and KRE-O TRANSFORMERS sets will be on display in the Hasbro booth including never before seen KRE-O TRANSFORMERS expressions: KRE-O TRANSFORMERS MICROCHANGERS and KRE-O TRANSFORMERS MICROCHANGERS COMBINERS. Fans won’t want to miss these new figure reveals as well a chance to snap a photo with KRE-O character statues including TRANSFORMERS BUMBLEBEE, a BATTLESHIP ALIEN and STAR TREK CAPTAIN KIRK all in their unique KREON expressions! Fans will also want to get their hands on a special edition KRE-O BATTLESHIP BATTLE-BOAT building set sample pack which will be distributed at various times throughout the show while supplies last.