I don't collect this larger ship scale at all but was given the Bandai 1701 refit as a gift and I just had to put it together.
Many, many pieces and an embarrassingly great deal of time later it was in one piece... took a lot of mucking about to get the lights going once you're ready to put it on the stand. I would advise that it'll take a while to assemble this sucker. Cancel your pedicure...
The deflector is indeed yellow/white... not blue... but they're not ridiculously bright bulbs at all.
There was no blue deflector/Ent A option with my Bandai, though you could dip or gel the bulbs later, I guess. It's very well detailed but has seams... gotta say that I think Hallmark's 1701-A is a better example of the refit Constitution class. JL was pretty good, too.
The Bandai Enterprise E looks pretty sweet, too.
Why is the Bandai Voyager so much... limited run? Available only in Japan? Hmmmm.
The South Bend Enterprise is cool, too. I like the alternate ways you can configure it:
One more question to throw out:
Why are there hardly any licenced ships for 2001: A Space Odyssey? Besides the Airfix Pan Am Clipper and the Aurora Moonbus, I've never seen anything but unbelievably expensive garage kits. Anybody know why no licencing? I know Kubrick destroyed all of the original models so they couldn't be reused but that shouldn't have killed everything...
Anybody know if the Blade Runner Final Cut is licencing any ships or toys? I've seen a pic of the DVD briefcase set and it comes with a cool official painted Police Spinner... can't wait! I've got the Medicom "Future Car" and a diecast ERTL spinner but the paint jobs lack... a lot. Wonder if there'll be more ships from BR FC?