Supposedly, Edith Head never did ANY of her designs, all her assistants did, she approved them for her name to be on them. I believe that would be something akin to "I don't make art, but I know what I like".
Hmm, well think of this Gene Roddenberry figure as a statue in dedication to the great bird of the galaxy, in a fantastic pose with his arm on the captain's seat of the REAL original Enterprise. Or you can just have Gene tell your Playmates figures what to do on your homemade bridge playset. While I really like Palisade's design here, the paints/colors on the prototype are leaving me cold, I'm hoping they're better in person.