The Sphere Builders couldn't exist in our dimension to build Spheres on their own. The Xindi were the Sphere Builders' only contact in our dimension. Also, the Xindi didn't know who built the Spheres, which means they didn't build them for the Sphere Builders.

How did the Sphere Builders really build the Spheres?

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    Don't try to trick us with your circular Sphere logic. Aug 15 '12 at 18:53
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    Spheres? In space? Don't tell Space Sphere Aug 15 '12 at 19:19
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    Very carefully.
    – Jeff
    Aug 15 '12 at 20:15
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    I always got the impression they were built in their dimension, then pushed into ours.
    – BBlake
    Aug 15 '12 at 20:35
  • Enormous ice-cream-scoop-like devices. Jan 24 '16 at 19:21

The Sphere Builders are capable of crossing over into our space (and have done so at least once to test the progress of the Spheres), so as suggested by @BBlake in the comments, the most likely possibilities seem to be:

  • The Spheres were built in their dimension and pushed over to ours fully completed.
  • The core of the Spheres were built in their dimension, and completed themselves in our dimension. They do have fairly sophisticated automated systems and may have been able to do as such.
    • Similar to how they communicated with the Xindi, it's not necessarily even necessary for it to be automated. The machines that built the Spheres could have been pushed over to our side, built the Spheres by remote control, and then been pulled back.

These are, however, just theories - but they're based entirely on things we've seen that the Sphere Builders are capable of. Not much is known about their dimension, and I don't think how the Spheres were actually built was ever stated.

  • Looks like the only possible explanation... :)
    – I' Robot
    Aug 16 '12 at 5:36
  • Hold on a second... Haven't you thought about material existence compatiblity before pushing spheres to our dimension?
    – I' Robot
    Aug 16 '12 at 7:03
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    @SachinShekhar The pod in Harbinger existed just fine, so it seems to be a biological incompatibility
    – Izkata
    Aug 16 '12 at 10:34
  • Yeah, I'd say that there's more a problem with their requirements for life sustainment than anything else. Because though the pod didn't suffer any ill effects in our space, once the Sphere Builder was removed, he degraded pretty quick. Aug 16 '12 at 12:04
  • How can you say that the pod was from their dimension?
    – I' Robot
    Aug 20 '12 at 18:08

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