For a future build, I was toying with doing a re-design of the Enterprise, perhaps a de-evolution or alternate version of the NX-01 concept. Some of the thoughts I've had were to incorporate elements of already existing spacecraft (Saturn V-like profile for the nacelles?), as well as the nifty look of the Phoenix from First Contact...basically, a ship that has the essential elements of the Jefferies design, but less streamlined than the original Enterprise. I thought it might be neat to throw this out and see if anyone has had ideas along this line, or may perhaps have some suggestions for details. I plan on doing some sketches and developing this "in the open."
The thing is, I really like the design of the NX-01, but the idea of actually stripping the Star Trek aesthetic back to something a bit rougher just appeals too much to me.