Star-Trek-Kre-O-SetsWe’ve seen plenty of awesome LEGO movie sets over the years, ranging from the likes of Iron Man 3 to The Hobbit, and the upcoming The Lone Ranger. And now it’s Hasbro’s turn once more to take on a big movie franchise, partnering up with Paramount and J.J. Abrams in tandem with the upcoming Star Trek Into Darkness.

The Star Trek Kre-O line marks the fourth in the series, following on from Transformers, Battleship, and G.I. Joe, the last of which landed earlier this year. And with Star Trek Into Darkness’ release just two days away on our shores, Yahoo Movies have debuted a great new J.J. Abrams-produced stop motion short featuring toys from the new Kre-O sets.

The Kre-O sets recreate the ships, locations, and characters of the upcoming movie. There’s the U.S.S. Enterprise, of course, that opens up to reveal the bridge. Other sets include the new Klingon Bird-of-Prey, the Transporter Room, and Spock’s Volcano Mission. Plus, there are smaller sets with spaceships from the first “Star Trek” and also the sequel. And for the first time, the building sets have a light-up feature to really send the ships into warp drive.

Dave and Jon were lucky enough to catch an early screening of Abrams’ Star Trek Into Darkness – you can read our review here – and, as you can guess, things are definitely looking good.

The film boasts an awesome cast, led by Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Benedict Cumberbatch, Karl Urban, Simon Pegg, Zoe Saldana, John Cho, Anton Yelchin, Alice Eve, Bruce Greenwood, and Noel Clarke.

Add to that a script penned by co-writers Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman (Star Trek, Transformers) and Damon Lindelof (Prometheus), and you have yourself a deservedly anticipated blockbuster.

Star Trek Into Darkness will be released in 3D and IMAX 3D this Thursday, 9th May, here in the UK, with its US release date following next weekend on May 17th. IMAX cinemagoers in the US will be treated to an early preview of the movie on May 15th, and if you’re heading out to the first screening that night, you’ll be in for a real treat with an awesome free poster in participating theatres. Now, to get you into the Star Trek mood, here’s the great new stop motion short from Hasbro and Bad Robot.