Category Archives: Lynn Norton

Lynn Norton’s “USS Bellwether, NX-90866, Ingress Class”

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Star Trek – Lynn Norton – U.S.S. Bellwether
Mixed Media Sculpture
18″ x 11″ x 8.5″

Literature: See Star Trek: 50 Artists 50 Years, Titan Books, London, p.77 (illus).

Fictional starship display model, U.S.S. BELLWETHER, NX-90866, INGRESS CLASS science vessel with experimental METAWARP propulsion by Lynn A. Norton.

Lynn A. Norton is an artist who, since 1991, has sculpted nearly all of the Star Trek starship ornaments that have been produced by Hallmark for their beloved and bestselling Keepsake Ornaments line. Norton sculpts and prototypes original patterns for ornaments and toys from his personal home studio. His process remains the same as always. He starts by making detailed drawings and then employs engraving tools to hand-carve the ornaments from synthetic wood. Though Norton technically retired back in 2006, he continues to sculpt Hallmark’s Star Trek Keepsake Ornaments. As he told author John Peterson for the book Hallmark Keepsake Ornaments: The Inside Stories from the Artists Who Create Them, “I’d like nothing better than to sculpt starship ornaments until my fingers fall off.” He lives in Leawood, Kansas.

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Although the one-of-a-kind model has been auctioned off you can purchase a 13″ x 9″ print of the model for $14.95.

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Exhibited:

Comic-Con International
San Diego, CA, United States
July 21 – July 24, 2016
at Michael J. Wolf Fine Arts
363 5th Avenue San Diego, CA

Star Trek Convention

Las Vegas, NV, United States
August 3 – August 7, 2016

Canadian National Exhibition (CNE)

Toronto, Canada
August 19 – September 5, 2016

The Paley Center for Media

New York, NY, United States
September 16 – September 25, 2016

Destination Star Trek

Birmingham, United Kingdom
October 7 – October 9, 2016

Star Trek: The Exhibition

Blackpool, United Kingdom
October 14 – October 31, 2016

French Paper Gallery

Paris, France
November 10 – November 26, 2016

Star Trek: 50 Artists. 50 Years.

Shoreditch, London, United Kingdom
December 13 – December 18, 2016

Star Trek Cruise I

Miami, FL, United States (*Note – The cruise sailed the Caribbean to Cozumel, Mexico and the Bahamas returning to Miami)
January 9 – January 16, 2017

Chabot Space & Science Center
San Francisco, CA, United States
February 3 – March 12, 2017

Middle East Film & Comic Con
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
April 6 – April 8, 2017

Lynn Norton is a 3D artist who has sculpted nearly all of Hallmark’s “Star Trek” ornaments since 1991. “I imagine the ship I’ve designed to be a science vessel that is capable of exploring the galaxy beyond the range of existing Federation craft,”

84) 2017 Enterprise C Battle Damaged (Qty 3,325)

Source:  Hallmark

PopMinded by Hallmark plans its highest-ever level of yearly participation at the nation’s largest pop culture fan gatherings with limited quantities of products and collectibles developed exclusively for events starting next month.

PopMinded, which debuted nationally last year, is Hallmark’s new way to celebrate fandom with gifts and collectibles created and chosen with all fans in mind. PopMinded continues and expands on Hallmark’s decade-long tradition of providing event attendees access to Hallmark’s ever popular event exclusive products through its event pop-up store.

PopMinded will appear at Planet Comicon Kansas City scheduled April 28-30 at Bartle Hall in Kansas City, Mo.

Three exclusive Hallmark Keepsake Ornament designs including the Enterprise C repaint, an itty bittys® plush, and two other gift items will be sold in limited quantities at Comic-Con International, to be held July 20-23 in San Diego, Calif.

U.S.S. Enterprise™ NCC-1701-C, a Keepsake Ornament inspired by the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode “Yesterday’s Enterprise,” depicts the iconic starship with a battle-damage paint scheme as it appeared on screen.  This repaint of a 2015 Keepsake Ornament has a total production run of 3,325 and sales will be limited to 225 per day.

PopMinded will make its first appearance at The Official 2017 Star Trek Convention, scheduled Aug. 2-6 at the Rio Suites Hotel in Las Vegas. The repainted U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-C Keepsake Ornament previously available at Comic-Con International will be sold at this event with 100 available each day.

Another first for PopMinded will be Salt Lake Comic Con, scheduled Sept. 21-23 at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. Products to be sold at the PopMinded booth will be announced closer to the event.

At New York Comic Con, set for Oct. 5-8 at the Jacob K. Javits Center in New York City, PopMinded will offer all items previously available at Comic-Con International with the same daily allocations.

Additional details about prices for each exclusive product, as well as activity plans for each event will be announced closer to the respective convention dates.

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Lynn Norton (Artist)

 

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“Being the first generation to be introduced to television at an early age, I was entranced by the imaginative sets and props that were constructed to bring stories to life,” Lynn says. “As crude as they were, the science-fiction artifacts of the early 1950s still inspire me—especially when I get a chance to sculpt one of them.  I have to say that the “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine” space-station ornament is still my favorite. It was the most challenging sculpture for me and the Keepsake engineering staff,” he says. “My idea to offer it with docked miniature starship ornaments turned out to be a winning combination with Star Trek fans.” -See more at: http://explore.hallmark.com/keepsake-ornaments/artists/lynn-norton/

“I consider the ships I have sculpted to be like characters rather than objects,” he says. “Each is recognizable, and almost as specific as a human face. I’m looking at them as a fan, of course — I’ve been watching since the first broadcast—but also as a sculptor who appreciates their beauty and qualities as icons.” – See more at: http://www.startrek.com/article/hallmark-sculptor-lynn-norton-on-the-storied-history-of-trek-keepsake-ornaments#sthash.oYP92Sr0.dpuf

25th Anniversary Revisit: 1991 U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701

It has been 25 years since Star Trek’s Enterprise debuted as a Hallmark Keepsake Ornament.  Over that quarter of a century it has been followed by nearly eighty more ornaments depicting ships, characters and scenes from all five television shows and three movies series. We have Lynn Norton to thank for sculpting all of the ship ornaments but 1992’s Galileo.

Lynn Norton did a 2015 interview with Kevin Dilmore of startrek.com: “At Hallmark, Don Palmiter, Dill Rhodus and I brought fine scale model-making to the ornament business. We really had to convince our art directors we could go beyond cute and traditional and make really believable small models to be used as ornaments. Our commitment to high quality fit right into the Hallmark ideals for product. Now, I also had to fight the initial idea of having a string of garland hanging along the edge of the primary hull, and Santa Claus popping out of the bridge — true story! I wanted to make it as accurate as possible. I’m very aware of the changes to that first ornament. Because it had big, thick circuitry inside for lights, the ornament had heat dissipation problems. We had to build a big cavity into it so the circuit board would not melt the plastic. Also, the ornament had to fit into a ‘printer’s box’ store display with a limited space, and I had to shorten the nacelles for it to fit. I beat that poor design nearly to death, but it got us started and it was very popular with fans of Star Trek and of Keepsake Ornaments. When we reissued the ornament in 1996 for the show’s 30th anniversary, we used the same design.”
– See more at: http://www.startrek.com/article/hallmark-sculptor-lynn-norton-on-the-storied-history-of-trek-keepsake-ornaments#sthash.EKFFnHTi.dpuf

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80) 2016 U.S.S. Enterprise (SDCC, STMNY, NYCC Event Edition – Qty 3450)

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U.S.S. Enterprise – Featuring dialogue and music directly from the original “Star Trek” TV Series, this Keepsake Ornament depicts the iconic starship as originally built and painted for special-effects filming. This is a repaint of a 2016 Keepsake Ornament celebrating Star Trek’s 50th anniversary.  Limited quantity of 3,450.

Sold in limited quantities at:

  • Comic-Con International, to be held July 21-24 in San Diego, CA
  • Star Trek: Mission New York, scheduled Sept. 2-4 in New York, NY
  • New York Comic Con, set for Oct. 6-9 in New York, NY

Lynn Norton…“This is the one that I really went out of my way to make as accurate as possible. I based it on the original shooting model with its larger bridge dome, larger deflector dish and nacelle features as a tribute to the series’ 50th anniversary. Assuming it’s able to maintain all of its details in final production, it’s more accurate than anything I’ve done before.

“One thing to note in the progression of all of Hallmark’s Star Trek ornaments. People will ask why ornaments are so much better looking now than in the past. Some of that is owed to advancements in technology. Some of that comes from the learning curve for me, and some is the learning curve for the manufacturer and mold makers. Twenty-five years ago when we started making the Enterprise, to that point we had been making cute, fuzzy bunnies and such. Now, we’re known for the work that we do on all designs. Because of my technical background and my background as an engraver, I was pushing the limits of what I understood the limits of the manufacturing process to be. And we keep getting better every year.” – See more at: http://www.startrek.com/article/hallmark-sculptor-lynn-norton-on-the-storied-history-of-trek-keepsake-ornaments?ecid=PCID-2617611&pa=affcj#sthash.91Bd8ESX.dpuf

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78) 2016 STAR TREK™ U.S.S. Enterprise™ 50th Anniversary Edition Musical Ornament

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The very first Starfleet vessel to bear the name U.S.S. Enterprise is rendered here to celebrate the 50th anniversary of its iconic journey into the Final Frontier. Based on the series’ pilot episode, this gold-hued Enterprise ornament lets you hear Captain Kirk’s monologue and the iconic music from the opening credits of the Star Trek TV series!
Christmas tree ornament.
Magic Sound.
Plays Captain Kirk’s monologue and music from opening credits of Star Trek TV series.
Dated 2016.
Artist crafted.
Battery operated. Batteries Included.
Pre-packaged for easy gift giving, preservation and storage.
2.53″ W x 1.34″ H x 5.81″ D

$32.95

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Based on the production model of the Enterprise for the first two pilots. The ornament will feature sound and is painted gold for the 50th Anniversary of Star Trek.

75) 2015 U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-C

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The fourth Starfleet vessel to bear the name U.S.S. Enterprise, the NCC-1701-C played a crucial role in establishing peace between the United Federation of Planets and the rival Klingon Empire. In the classic Star Trek: The Next Generation episode “Yesterday’s Enterprise” (1990), this Ambassador-class starship entered a temporal rift, providing a view of an alternate reality that transformed Captain Jean-Luc Picard and his crew into bitter and weary warriors in a decades-long conflict between the two space-traveling powers.

Artist: Lynn Norton

Original Price: $32.95

Lynn Norton…“I had this ship on my short list for years. The ornament has got a kick-ass lighting effect. I know there was some conversation among fans as to our releasing it with a pristine look rather than having some battle damage as depicted in the (TNG) episode “Yesterday’s Enterprise.” My vote was to make it pristine. While I’m thrilled that Star Trek fans like our products, we have to keep the Hallmark shopper in mind as our primary consumer. When you put something in the store that appears battle-damaged, to them, it looks dirty. They don’t know the backstory and in many cases they don’t care as they likely are buying these as a gift for someone who is a fan. That fan will appreciate the detail and pore over it, but at the point of purchase, the buyer needs to be attracted to it. In my mind, I like reserving the battle-damage look for reissues or as event exclusives.” – See more at: http://www.startrek.com/article/hallmark-sculptor-lynn-norton-on-the-storied-history-of-trek-keepsake-ornaments?ecid=PCID-2617611&pa=affcj#sthash.TWFFh3oy.dpuf

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Bring a science fiction element to your tree this holiday season with this Star Trek U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-C keepsake ornament from Hallmark.

PRODUCT FEATURES
Replica of the 4th Starfleet vessel with the name U.S.S. Enterprise
Press button to illuminate lights!
Dated 2015
PRODUCT DETAILS
4.625”H x 1.375”W x 3”D
Plastic
Requires 3 LR44 batteries (Included)
Attached hanging loop
Wipe clean

68) 2013 U.S.S. Kelvin Battle-Scarred Variant (Special Event Edition – NYCC, Qty 1575)

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This 2013 EVENT Hallmark ornament was made from the same mold as the U.S.S. Kelvin ornament that was offered in Hallmark Gold Crown stores during the 2013 ornament season. This 2013 Comic-Con exclusive U.S.S. Kelvin features a heavily battle damaged U.S.S. Kelvin – just like during the battle with Nero and the Romulans that were from the future in the J.J. Abrams feature film, Star Trek. This is the ship that George Kirk, father of James T. Kirk, sacrificed so that his wife and newly born son could escape from a hopeless battle.

This ornament was originally available for purchase in limited quantities exclusively at the 2013 San Diego Comic Con International (July 18-21, 2013) and New York Comic Con (October 10-13) events. During each Comic-Con, sales were limited to 175 per day, with a grand total production of 1,575.

Uses 3 LR41 batteries.
Artist: Lynn Norton

Size: 5 1/2″ W

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66) 2013 U.S.S. Kelvin

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The destruction of the Kelvin provided the emotionally stirring opening scenes of 2009’s Star Trek, introducing a new generation of fans to Gene Roddenberry’s vision of the future. Press the button to see the starship light up.

Press the button to see the starship light up.

This 2013 Keepsake Ornament is battery operated.
Artist: Lynn Norton

Size: 3.25″ W x 1.625″ H x 5 .5″ D

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64) 2012 U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-D

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For twenty-five years, science fiction fans have enjoyed watching the 24th century adventures of Captain Jean-Luc Picard and the crew of the USS Enterprise NCC-1701-D. This anniversary-edition Keepsake Ornament comes complete with a display base, so you can relive the excitement felt at hearing the opening music year after year.

Attach ship to base and press button to hear Captain Picard’s monologue and music from the opening credits of STAR TREK: The Next Generation.

Battery operated.

Magic, Interactive, Plays Song/Sound

Artist: Lynn Norton

Size: 4.5″ x 2.5″ x 5″

Lynn Norton…“Since I previously made adjustments to my original 1993 sculpture for the 2007 issue, I utilized the revised sculpture from 2007 as a basis for the 2012 anniversary edition. I removed all of the additions and restored the D to its original configuration. We decided to place the ornament on a display base so it could have sound in addition to lights. With that in mind, the control circuitry, batteries and speaker would all be housed in a base that is permanently attached, unlike the detachable bases on previous ornaments.” – See more at: http://www.startrek.com/article/hallmark-sculptor-lynn-norton-on-the-storied-history-of-trek-keepsake-ornaments?ecid=PCID-2617611&pa=affcj#sthash.q76jIvR6.dpuf

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61) 2011 U.S.S. Defiant (Special Event Edition – NYCC, Qty 700)

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Original Retail: $0.00 (Promo Give Away at NYCC, November 13-16, 2011)
Artist: Lynn Norton
Novelty:  Glows in the Dark
Box Text: Commissioned in the mid-23rd century, the U.S.S. Defiant served as one of 13 Constitution-class starships that excploredstrange new worlds on behalf of teh united Federation of Planets.  In the classic Star Trek episode “The Tholian Web” (1968), the Defiant became trapped in an area of spatial interphase between universes, the porperties of which gave universes, the properties of which gave the starship as eerie green glow before it was consumed by a rift to suffer an uncertain fate.
This special edition ornament is one of 700 issued for and only availlable at the 2011 New York Comic-Con Event.
Serial #:  QMP4068

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60) 2011 Romulan Bird of Prey

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2011

Lynn Norton

A space vessel boasting 23rd-century technology as stealthy and cunning as the aliens aboard it, the Romulan Bird-of-Prey is one of the most intimidating ships ever to face the U.S.S. Enterprise under the command of Captain James T. Kirk.  Although its distinctive features are powerful energy plasma torpedoes, a cloaking device rendering it all be undetectable by Romulan enemies, and a hull decorated with a colorful bird from which the ship gets its name.

 Press the button on the ornament to see the Romulan Bird-of-Prey’s lights illuminate.

Battery-operated lights

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57) 2010 U.S.S. Enterprise (Alternate Timeline)

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Original Retail:  $32.95

Artist:  Lynn Norton

Novelty:  Battery light

Bot Text:  In its maiden voyage in 2009’s Star Trek, the U.S.S. Enterprise responds to a distress call from the planet Vulcan.  Arriving to find the rest of the rescue fleet destroyed by Romulans, the Enterprise tries unsuccessfully to save the planet.  With Captain Christopher Pike held prisoner by the enemy and First Officer Spock emotionally compromised, the crew soon find themselves under the command of the brash young James T. Kirk,  The warp-speed action that follows is a baptism by fire for the Enterprise’s fledgling crew and an exciting Star Trek introduction to a new generation of fans.

Serial #:  QXI2156

Lynn Norton…“I was happy with that design and the way it turned out. My original sculpture is smaller than the actual ornament. As we anticipated the circuitry and the size of the battery pack, when they started building the molds they realized that the secondary hull wouldn’t be big enough to house the batteries. I must give my art director credit for this, as rather than fattening the hull to fit the batteries, he instructed them to upsize the entire ship so it would maintain more accurate dimensions.”
– See more at: http://www.startrek.com/article/hallmark-sculptor-lynn-norton-on-the-storied-history-of-trek-keepsake-ornaments?ecid=PCID-2617611&pa=affcj#sthash.SwF60liN.dpuf

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50) 2009 Klingon Battle Cruiser

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Klingons are the most ruthless and feared enemies of Starfleet, and the presence of these menacing warriors in space is made all the more fearsome by the ominous appearance of their battle cruisers. Expressly designed for war, the ships are equipped with powerful weaponry and defense systems including disruptors, photon torpedoes, and cloaking devices. Like a dangerous predator slyly lurking in the cold reaches of space, a Klingon battle cruiser is usually NOT a welcome sight for the crews of other Federation starships.

Press the button on the ornament to see the Klingon Battle Cruiser’s lights illuminate.

Battery operated

Artist: Lynn Norton

Size: 3¼” H x 5″W

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49) 2008 U.S.S. Reliant

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Original retail:  $32.00

Artist:  Lynn Norton

Novelty:  Lights

Box Text:  Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan finds the crew of the U.S.S. Reliant surveying the planet Ceti Alpha V for the Genesis Project…and getting much more than they bargained for.  On that lifeless planet, they find the exiled Khan Noonien Singh, sworn enemy of Captain kirk.  Seeking escape and revenge, Khan commandeers the Reliant and takes to space to hunt down Kirk.  The ensuing battle between the Reliant and the Enterprise ends when Khan activates the Genesis Device in an attempt to annihilate both ships.  Khan and the Reliant are destroyed, but the Enterprise narrowly escapes, voyaging boldly on toward its next adventure.

Serial #:  QX14221

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44) 2007 Future U.S.S. Enterprise-D

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A famous version of the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-D appears in a space-time paradox where three separate time periods have collided.  Commanded by Admiral William T. Riker, the refitted Enterprise and officers are reunited with the former captain, Jean-Luc Picard.  Mankind’s existence is in the balance as the ships and crew from different eras join to battle the enemies of the Federation and the forces that caused their convergence.  Press the button on the bottom of the ornament to see the ship’s deflector dish and engines illuminate.

Lynn Norton

2007

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Lynn Norton..“The triple-nacelle ornament from (the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode) ‘All Good Things…’ was based on my original sculpture from 1993. Hallmark allows artists to retain original artwork for our portfolios, although the sculptures are often badly damaged from the process of molding and prototyping. The licensor supplied me with a number of photographs of the filming model as it was being refitted with additional components. In addition to adding the third nacelle and battle-bridge modifications, I made numerous proportional adjustments and refinements to the sculpture. I knew the 2007 ornament would be battery powered and wouldn’t have to pass the rigorous UL tests for tapping electricity from a light string. I still had to make provisions for LED placements, wire paths and battery installation, which included an access door on the underside of the saucer.” – See more at: http://www.startrek.com/article/hallmark-sculptor-lynn-norton-on-the-storied-history-of-trek-keepsake-ornaments?ecid=PCID-2617611&pa=affcj#sthash.eHmdJ3hi.dpuf

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42) 2006 U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701

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A flagship of Starfleet, U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701 embarked on its historic five-year mission in 2264. Commanded by Captain James T. Kirk, the STARSHIP ENTERPRISE transported us to the final frontier for unparalleled adventure. During their exploration, the ship and crew introduced us to life on new planets and unimaginable technologies. As an ambassador for Earth and the rest of the United Federation of Planets, the ENTERPRISE gave us an inspiring vision of the future.

Celebrate the 40th anniversary of the original Star Trek television series with this authentic representation of the first ship “to boldly go where no man has gone before.”

To see this ornament come to life, place it on the included display stand. Press the button on the back of the stand to hear the theme song from the original TV series and see various lights on the ship illuminated. The lights will automatically turn off after 20 seconds.

Battery operated. Batteries not included.

Size: 6″ W

Artist: Lynn Norton

Lynn Norton…“Look at the original Enterprise and you see basic geometric shapes. Almost everything on that original ship, I can execute on my miniature lathe and miniature mill. As we start moving through more complex designs, there became fewer and fewer things I could make on the lathe. They became more oval-shaped, there were detailed ridges and recesses that didn’t appear that much on the original Enterprise except for the interior of the nacelles. They added details to the models as time went on.”

“This was my more accurate sculpting of the original ship design. It felt redemptive in that I was able to get it closer to scale. There is a difference in end product versus what I sculpted because of the process to build a master pattern that is used to cut the molds. You end up with process shrinkage and distortion, and in 2006, that didn’t make me happy. The saucer got too thin. They weren’t able to keep the nacelles properly aligned to the center axis. It’s not just us. That’s been a problem for every manufacturer who makes this ship into a consumer product. I just wanted to do something a little different than I had done before.” – See more at: http://www.startrek.com/article/hallmark-sculptor-lynn-norton-on-the-storied-history-of-trek-keepsake-ornaments?ecid=PCID-2617611&pa=affcj#sthash.WiTlgDmq.dpuf

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39) 2005 U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-A

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Original Retail:  $28.00

Artist:  Lynn Norton

Novelty:  Battery light

Box Text:  Under the command of Captain James T. Kirk the starship U.S.S. ENTERPRISE NCC-1701-A was pressed into service to replace its namesake that was destroyed on a previous mission.  Nearly identical to its predecessor, the    ENTERPRISE-A was prematurely launched to intervene in a hostage situation on planet NIMBUS III, forcing the crew to complete vital systems while en route.

This Keepsake Ornament captures the classic, upgraded design of the legendary U.S.S> ENTERPRISE as it first appeared in STAR TREK feature films.  The ship, with its lighted impulse engines and deflector dish, will be an exciting addition to your Starfleet.

To see the light feature, press the button next to the battery compartment on the bottom of the ornament.  the lights will turn off automatically after 20 seconds.

Serial #:  QXI6215

Lynn Norton…

“I loved the very dramatic unveiling of that ship in Star Trek: The Motion Picture. I’ll never forget the awe I felt from seeing it on the big screen. That was the first time we ever had seen it like that, and it was detailed out for us to see in all its glory. Fans wanted it, too. There was a campaign petitioning Hallmark for several years requesting it. ‘You need to do that ship!’

“Originally, our ornament of the A was planned as our last starship with a cord for power, but the design had to be shifted to battery operation or it wasn’t going to pass UL (Underwriters Laboratories) specifications. That’s why my sculpt has those awful tree-trunk pylons to support the nacelles; they had to be big enough to house the wiring to satisfy UL. Since then, every ship has been battery-operated.” – See more at: http://www.startrek.com/article/hallmark-sculptor-lynn-norton-on-the-storied-history-of-trek-keepsake-ornaments?ecid=PCID-2617611&pa=affcj#sthash.p8SQtUuo.dpuf

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35) 2004 Vulcan Command Ship

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Artist:  Lynn Norton

Novelty:  String lights

Box Text:  Vulcans were the first alien species to make contact when humans achieved the technology to travel to the stars.  The encounter was friendly, but as time passed, the Vulcans became paternalistic and controlling to protect their interests.  The ships of the Vulcan High Command are never far from the ENTERPRISE as it explores neighboring regions of the galaxy.

This Keepsake Ornament is a ship from the Vulcan fleet that features their characteristic sleek daggerlike hull and upright ring design.  The bridge is lighted, and blue panels glow from inside the propulsion ring.  A small scout ship can be seen, docked in the aft section of the fuselage.

Serial #:  QXI4084

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32) 2003 The Scorpion – Star Trek Nemesis

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Abducted and imprisoned on a hostile aliean starship, Captain Jean-Luc Picard is freed by Commander Data in disguise.  Together they battle their way through the corridors of the huge vessel into a shuttle bay, where they discover a fleet of Scorpion attack flyers.

Unable to open the shuttle doors, their only means of escape is for Captain Picard to pilot a Scorpion through the twisting interioir of the ship to freedom.

This Keepsake Ornament features glowing lights on the Scorpion’s wing panels ans exhaust port as well as in the landing lights.  The cockpit instrument panel is also lighted. Sculpted by Hallmark Keepsake Artists Lynn norton and Anita Marra Rogers.

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The Scorpion ornament was sculpted by Lynn Norton but the Data and Picard figures within were sculpted by Anita Marra Rogers. Rogers sculpted a majority of Star Trek ornaments that were not starships and generally focused on figures.

All promotional photos of the Scorpion are shown with a clear canopy and characters are easily seen. Final production of the Scorpion included a tinted canopy mostly obscuring the characters inside.

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“Look closely beyond the smoked canopy of the Scorpion ornament, and you may discern painted figures of Captain Picard and Data in the cockpit as sculpted by Keepsake Artist Anita Marra Rogers. Original designs for the ornament included a transparent canopy transparent on the ornament, but changed to match the studio model used for filming. The change came too late to alter photographs on the ornament’s retail box and other Hallmark publications, which clearly show the figures.” -Kevin Dilmore

Read more here.

30) 2002 Enterprise NX-01

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Original Retail:  $24.00

Artist:  Lynn Norton

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Novelty:  Battery operated sound

Box Text:  Are humans ready to explore deep space?  The Vulcans have their doubts, but in the year 2151, Captain Jonathan Archer assembles an eager crew – including one Vulcan officer – to inaugurate a new era of discovery.  the days ahead will be filled with wonder, excitement, and danger.

“Starfleet seems to think we-re ready to begin our mission.” the Captain tells his crew in the first episode of this latest Star Trek adventure.  It is the prequel to the legendary Star Trek universe, the story of gallactic explorers in the first starship named Enterprise.

“Prepare to break orbit…and lay in a course,” the Captain continues.  “Take her out, Mr. Mayweather…straight and steady.”

To hear the Captain speaking, press the button on the top of the display base.

Serial #:  QXI2943

Lynn Norton…

“It’s a very cool ship. In my mind, it typified what a starship should look like even more so than the original Enterprise. I always had a bit of a problem with a primary hull and this secondary hull sticking out from it and then your engines are way in the air on these pylons. I always imagine that there is something happening in these engines that would harm the crew, so you want them as far away from the crew and even the engineering section as possible. The NX-01 was integrated. It is sculpturally more pleasing to me.

“We did that ornament in diecast metal to save time. The show was airing on television and we wanted to get it into the marketplace as fast as possible. We didn’t have the long development time that we need for a lighted, mechanical ornament. This one was nickel-plated zinc that gives it added value for the price, and it looked a lot like the skin of the ship. I really like the looks of it. I’ve heard a few complaints over time about our not doing one that was lighted, but we did have dialogue from Scott Bakula that played from a display base.”
– See more at: http://www.startrek.com/article/hallmark-sculptor-lynn-norton-on-the-storied-history-of-trek-keepsake-ornaments?ecid=PCID-2617611&pa=affcj#sthash.OK91MU1o.dpuf

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29) 2002 Delta Flyer

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Featuring Light and Voice!
A unique ornament! The Delta Flyer was originally intended as a space-faring “hot rod” by a crew member known for his keen interest in 20th-century automobiles. Later, as numerous crew members collaborated on design and construction, their diverse backgrounds were reflected in the technologically advanced shuttlecraft.

This Keepsake Ornament adds a bit of magic to your holidays with its red and blue lights – and a message from the captian of the U.S.S. Voyager:

“This is Captain Janeway of the Federation Vessel Delta Flyer. We are on a mission of peaceful exploration.”

To hear Captian Janeway’s message, press the sound button located beneath the front of the ship. The message will play through one time and stop automatically.

1 1/4″ H x 4 3/4″ W

Artist: Lynn Norton

25) 2001 Space Station Deep Space Nine

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This 2001 Star Trek Hallmark ornament is a battery operated ornament with display base that features sound and light.

Space Station Deep Space Nine, under the command of Captain Benjamin Sisko, orbiting the planet of Bajor, is the gatekeeper for the worm hole that leads to the Gamma Quadrant. Because of the danger that the wormhole presents, the station has become the permanent home of the U.S.S. Defiant. This Star Trek Hallmark ornament can become very impressive when displayed with the miniature starships of the Starfleet Legends or Ships of Star Trek sets (sold separately).

When this Star Trek Hallmark Ornament is plugged into its round display base, you can hear Captain Sisko’s farewell toast: “To the best crew a Captain ever had: No matter what the future holds, no matter how far we travel … a part of us will always remain here, on Deep Space Nine.”

Requires two 1.5V AAA batteries.
Size: 4 1/4″ H

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22) 2000 Borg Cube

 

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This 2000 Star Trek Hallmark ornament features the vehicle of choice for every Star Trek fan’s favorite race of atomatons – the Borg. Light glows eerily and steadily from within the Borg Cube when it is plugged into a light string or Hallmark Ornament Legacy Cord. To hear “We are the Borg. Enjoy your Holidays. Resistance is futile.” as only the Borg can deliver it, press the button located on the side of the Borg Cube Hallmark Ornament.

You can plug this ornament into any miniature light bulb socket on a miniature Christmas tree light string, or plug it into the Hallmark Legacy Cord (sold separately).
Artist: Lynn Norton

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18) 1999 Runabout U.S.S. Rio Grande

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Original Retail:  $24.00

Artist:  Lynn Norton

Novelty:  String light and sound

Box Text:  A unique ornament – The runabout U.S.S. Rio Grande assigned to space station Deep Space Nine in the Alpha Quadrant, is beaming a greeting to Earth.  You’ll hear the voice of Strategic Operations Officer Worf (Michael Dorn).  Worf is the first Klingon to serve in Starfleet.  Here are his words:  “I wish you a most honorable holiday.  Qapla’!” (The expression Qapla’! is the Klingon way of wishing you “Success!”) To hear Worf speak, press button on bottom of ornament.  The message will play through one time and stop automatically.

Serial #:  QXI7593

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16) 1998 U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-E

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Original Retail:  $24.00

Artist:  Lynn Norton

Novelty:  String light

Box Text:  A unique ornament – featuring the U.S.S. Enterprise-E NCC-1701-E from Star Trek: First Contact.  Under the command of Captain Jean-Luc Picard, the crew of the 24th-century Starship Enterprise is traveling back in time to the 21st century.  There, they’ll confront the biggest threat to the Star Trek universe – the Borg, whose actions would alter history and turn Earth into a Borg colony.  The U.S.S. Enterprise seen in the movie is the sixth starship in the history of the Federation to carry the proud name Enterprise.

The front deflector shield as well as both warp engines and the impulse engines are lighted.

Serial #:  QXI7633

Lynn Norton…“I adore the E. They did things to it to make it look more aerodynamic than it needed to be, but those choices gave it more style—a more swept-back, speedy appearance like a modern race car.

“There were a lot of products out there being developed right along side the model during (Star Trek: First Contact’s) production. I was getting the same photos from the studio as everyone else was, and originally the E had a blue-glowing deflector array. We went to see the movie and there’s that whole scene set on the deflector array and they’re out there walking around on it—and it’s amber! I was like ‘What the?’ But we were able to make that change while the ornament was in development at the toolmaker. Because it didn’t go to stores right away, our ornament was one of the few screen-accurate products on the market at the time.”
– See more at: http://www.startrek.com/article/hallmark-sculptor-lynn-norton-on-the-storied-history-of-trek-keepsake-ornaments?ecid=PCID-2617611&pa=affcj#sthash.FH7duoLo.dpuf

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13) 1997 U.S.S. Defiant

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Original Retail:  $24.00

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Novelty:  String light

Box Text:  A unique ornament – This powerful ship is stationed at Deep Space Nine, perhaps the most exciting post in the quadrant.  The blinking lights signal a greeting from the crew – adding a bit of Keepsake Magic to your holidays!

Serial #:  QX17481

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09) 1996 U.S.S. Voyager

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Original Retail:    $24.00

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Novelty:  String light

Box Text:  A unique ornament!  This highly detailed design celebrates the adventures of the Starfleet crew and their unexpected shipmates, the Maquis.  Now 70,000 light years from home, they explore the far-flung reaches of the galaxy and continues to search for a way home.  The glowing lights of the U.S.S. Voyager remind us that hope shines brightest during the holidays.

Serial #:  QXI7544

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06) 1995 Romulan Warbird

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Original Retail:  $24.00

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Novelty:  String light

Box Text:  It’s the season of Peace!  And here, arriving on a friendly mission, comes the “Romulan Warbird” from the television series, STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION.  This intricately detailed starship with its glowing green lights will fill your holiday with Keepsake Magic!

Serial #:  QXI7267
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05) 1995 Ships of Star Trek

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This set of three miniature Hallmark ornaments feature smaller versions of previoulsy released Hallmark keepsake ornaments – The Starship Enterprise from the original tv series, U.S.S. Enterprise 1701-D, and the Klingon Bird of Prey from Star Trek: The Next Generation. These miniature ornaments can hang independently, or be hung from the 2001 Space Station Deep Space Nine Hallmark ornament. When combined with the 2001 Starfleet Legends, you can create your own miniature Star Trek fleet.

Size: Approx 1 1/2″ W each

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04) 1994 Klingon Bird of Prey

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IT’S THE KLINGONS! Shields up, and red alert! Just kidding – the Klingon’s are now allies with the United Federation of Planets … or are they???

The 1994 Klingon Bird of Prey Hallmark ornament is modeled after the imposing Klingon space vessels from the hit television series: STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION. With this fierce battleship orbiting around your tree, you had better notify Starfleet Command to send help immediately, just in case the Klingon commander has something up his sleeve. This meticulously detailed Klingon starship features automatically and continuously flickering and glowing lights from the front torpedo launcher and the rear engines.
You can plug this ornament into any miniature light bulb socket on a standard miniature Christmas tree light string, or plug it into the Hallmark Legacy Cord (sold separately).
Artist: Lynn Norton

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01) 1991 Starship Enterprise

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Novelty: String light

Box Text: This unique ornament, with its bright blinking lights, commemorates the 25th anniversary of STAR TREK and celebrates the holiday season.

Serial #:  QLX719-9

Lynn Norton…”From the beginning, Star Trek imagined that we had overcome the problem of a ship having enough energy not only to propel yourself but to give yourself a comfortable living environment. As a design, it captured our excitement from the notion of flying saucer and the way we had come to imagine what a deep-space vehicle might look like. When you start thinking of the physics of propelling an object through space, it doesn’t have to look aerodynamic. It can be purely functional. The fact that it was a flying saucer is one of the things that captured my imagination right away. All space movies are really submarine movies. The Enterprise reflects all the elements of a submarine crew’s experience — living in close quarters in a hostile environment with nothing but a thin metal skin between them and oblivion — and put it in space seamlessly.

“At Hallmark, Don Palmiter, Dill Rhodus and I brought fine scale model-making to the ornament business. We really had to convince our art directors we could go beyond cute and traditional and make really believable small models to be used as ornaments. Our commitment to high quality fit right into the Hallmark ideals for product. Now, I also had to fight the initial idea of having a string of garland hanging along the edge of the primary hull, and Santa Claus popping out of the bridge — true story! I wanted to make it as accurate as possible. I’m very aware of the changes to that first ornament. Because it had big, thick circuitry inside for lights, the ornament had heat dissipation problems. We had to build a big cavity into it so the circuit board would not melt the plastic. Also, the ornament had to fit into a ‘printer’s box’ store display with a limited space, and I had to shorten the nacelles for it to fit. I beat that poor design nearly to death, but it got us started and it was very popular with fans of Star Trek and of Keepsake Ornaments. When we reissued the ornament in 1996 for the show’s 30th anniversary, we used the same design.”
– See more at: http://www.startrek.com/article/hallmark-sculptor-lynn-norton-on-the-storied-history-of-trek-keepsake-ornaments?ecid=PCID-2617611&pa=affcj#sthash.wtngTAh1.dpuf

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