I happen to think that building the Enterprise or some semblence thereof is far more important and interesting than
perpetuating canon. I might mention (tho it often gets me in trouble) That I have Aspergers Syndrome, and a 180 IQ.
Well... and I'm not mocking you at all... if you decide to knock together a prototype the fabrication shop I work for is more than willing to help. It'll cost though so be sure to line up some funding first. We're all high-IQ trekkers as well and some of us are Asperger cases as well.