Maersk Line Triple-E to set sail in January
Tonight, at the LEGO Fan weekend in Denmark, 10241 Maersk Line Triple-E container ship was unveiled. Here's the press release:
Build the Maersk ‘Triple-E’ container vessel – a true giant of the seas!
US $149.99, CA $179.99, DE €129.99, UK £109.99, DK 1199.00 DKK
Presenting the largest ship in the world – the record-breaking Maersk ‘Triple-E’. Built from over 1,500 bricks, the model recreates the real vessel in amazing detail. Our LEGO designers have included rare colours such as medium azure, dark red, sand blue and sand green.
There are rotating gold-colored screw blades leading to the brick-built twin propeller engines, which you can view through the window built into the port side of the ship. You can even customise it by adding or removing the containers.
This authentic set includes a display stand and fact plaque with detailed information about the ship and, as a finishing touch, there’s the gold coin that is added under the mast of all Maersk Line ships for good luck on their voyages. This model is perfect for LEGO fans!
- Features include rotating gold-coloured propeller blades, brick-built twin 8-cylinder engines, viewing window into the engine compartment, adjustable rudders, detachable lifeboats, removable containers, rotating crane arms and a special ‘good luck’ coin.
- Includes rare medium azure, dark red, sand blue and sand green colored elements.
- Play with the model on carpeted surfaces or mount the model on the display stand.
- Building instructions also include interesting facts about the real ship.
- Includes 1,518 bricks.
- Ship (mounted on stand) measures over 8” (21cm) high, 25” (65cm) long and 3” (9cm) wide.
More images and the designer video are available on the set details page.
This then, is the replacement for 2004's container ship, 10152 (re-released as 10155 in 2010) and the latest in a long line of Maersk sets. It looks pretty good to me, and those that know me, or follow my flickr stream, will know that it's right up my street. (I live near the port of Southampton and photograph ships from time to time). It's perhaps a shame that it's not to the same scale as the other one, but I guess we'd be looking at a $600 set if it was...