Eaglemoss Star Trek Discast Metal and Plastic Parts Model
The diecast metal and plastic parts model of the Borg Sphere, measures about 2.5 inches in diameter (it is just slightly smaller than a billiard ball). There are two caps/sections at the North and South poles, these are made of metal, the rest of the sphere is made of plastic.
Throughout the model there are details such as sections, grid lines, windows/hatches, etc that are embossed onto the surface; this together with different color (silver, grey, green) highlights gives the model a very realistic and accurate look.
A display stand is included. The base is made of metal and the attachable stand is made of transparent plastic which joins the model to the base.
The model comes packaged in a two half plastic clam shell and this comes enclosed in a cardboard box. The box measures 6.75 inches by 5 inches by 2.
These models are not made to an specific scale. They just seem to be made to fix a certain box size.
A magazine is included with the model. Each magazine is about the particular model (design, history, schematics, specifications, trivia, etc) and measures about 11 x 8 inches and has about 18 pages. The printing is very high quality with full colored pages. The covers have a glossy finish and thicker stock. The inside pages are also full colored and of thicker stock (but not as thick as the cover).
The magazine is in mint condition and will be shipped properly protected to remain like that.
This is not a toy. Although made of metal and of solid construction, it is quite fragile and will not survived being played with. The box is labeled as not suitable for children under 14.
Borg spheres were used by the Borg as scout ships or long-range tactical vessels. Borg spheres were also embedded into some Borg cubes, and were used as auxiliary craft. (Star Trek: First Contact; VOY: "Dark Frontier", "Drone")
Borg spheres had a crew complement of 11,000 Borg drones. (VOY: "Unimatrix Zero, Part II") The spheres were approximately 600 meters in diameter, and had an interior bay large enough to hold an Intrepid-class starship. (ENT: "Regeneration"; VOY: "Endgame")
Borg spheres had transwarp capability and ablative hull armor. They were also equipped with a tractor beam. (VOY: "Drone") Provided its deflector shields were down, a Borg sphere could be destroyed by a Sovereign-class starshipwith relative ease using quantum torpedoes. (Star Trek: First Contact)