Maersk Line Triple-E to set sail in January

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Maersk Line Triple-E

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.

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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...

56 comments on this article

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By in Canada,

Wow. Is that the lifeguard float piece I see used a lifeboat?

Also, could anyone tell me why Lego make all these Maersk sets?

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By in Germany,

Very interesting ship - I hope the Simpsons will leave some money in wallet so I can afford this :)
If the price given for Germany is correct (29.99 €) however, then I can see a whole fleet of these in my room ;)

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By in Canada,

so many stickers :(

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By in United States,

Does the azure mean no 'Maersk blue'? That would be crushing

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By in United States,

No box..?

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By in United Kingdom,

I like the look of the model, but it is very concerning to see that the containers, the display plaque and the hull of the ship all seem to have a severe case of STAMPs (Stickers Across Multiple Parts). I was hoping we had gone beyond that point now and it is disappointing to see this trend re-emerging in sets.

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By in Canada,

@baron

I thought the exact same thing, I hope most would be printed on the brick. Otherwise, that is a lot of the same old boring stickers. Would take longer putting those on than building the whole ship!

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By in France,

the engine is beautiful
But that's all...

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By in United Kingdom,

I get down to Southampton occasionally too. This model represents the subject matter well. The sticker issue is a minor problem, but that is all. I for one am looking forward to expanding my fleet.

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By in Australia,

Gorgeous display model. I love it.

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By in Belgium,

@Trandoshan: Maersk is a Danish company, headquartered in Copenhagen. I guess it's a pride thing, along with a good bussiness relationship?

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By in Ireland,

I'm guessing the euro price is meant to be €129.99?

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By in United Kingdom,

I want that.
Having worked on boats in southampton and seeing these magnificent ships in real life I am a sucker for Lego boats and ships.

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By in Denmark,

Whats the purpose of not printing on the bricks, since there is ao many the same bricks that need the same print? It doesnt make sense - it doesnt look cool!

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By in United States,

Well that ship looks absolutly beautiful, 70+ stickers is WAY to much for. Even as a sticker liker like me.

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By in United States,

@Bumblepants I think its all med. azure, so no actual Maersk in the Maersk ship

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By in United Kingdom,

No Costa Concordia?

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By in United States,

No Maersk Blue? Too many stickers? Not to scale with the previous ship?
DISAPPOINTED!!!!

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By in United Kingdom,

There's no pleasing some people, clearly.

Previous Maersk ship models have had stickers and they've been placed over multiple bricks, so I see no disadvantage to this new product. The fact that so many small details have been captured in this ship is striking, and it will surely make a beautiful display piece.

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By in United States,

^But did they have 70+ stickers? (140+ if the stickers are on both side of the containers) And also the STAMP trend has been almost completly eliminated, and as @CapnRex101 said, "it's dissapointing to see this trend re-emerging in sets." I agree that this model is stunning, but the stickers are a 'no-no'.

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By in United States,

It's a good thing that they didn't make it minifigure scale. It would be 704 bricks long and 36 bricks wide. The price would probably be a couple thousand.

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By in United States,

Love it . . . except for the stickers!

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By in United Kingdom,

The Maersk company actually changed their blue corporate colour a few years ago and the new Maersk blue is incredibly close to medium azure, hence the change in brick colour. For a builder intending to build something in Maersk Blue this is a problem, but for a collector the older sets are in the colour the real ships, trains and trucks of the time and this one the colours of today, - so try not to see this as a bad thing; it's a record of the reality of the developing Maersk corporate identity.

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By in United States,

I love the Maersk sets, but I loathe stickers. Let the cognitive dissonance begin.

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By in United States,

Awesome. I saw the listing for this set a few days ago and was wondering if it would be a Triple-E. I passed on the previous ships, but I'll gladly pick up this one.

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By in United States,

Tis set is going to be an odd one for me. I'm not much into the industrial ships, but being next to one of the larger port cities in the US I see the real thinks all the time and this set just screamed at me to buy it. I'm going to have a hard time with the stickers though. At how many containers there were I would have thought they could print them.... sigh.

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By in Poland,

Stickers, stickers, stickers...

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By in United Kingdom,

Wow... Love it!

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By in United Kingdom,

Love the ship. Hate the stickers. We want printed parts!

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By in United Kingdom,

Looks great,not sure i can afford it though:(
I hope those pieces are printed.

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By in United Kingdom,

Sadly Lego doesn't print other companies names and logos (trademarks) on Lego bricks for commercial / legal reasons. This is why the shell lego ferrari models have a strange combination of printing and stickers.

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By in Malaysia,

I wonder if it will fit thru the Tower Bridge set? :)

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By in Italy,

stickers, stickers everywhere

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By in Slovakia,

1) Too bad that it isn't in the same scale as the previous ship.
2) Too bad that they didn't use MAERSK Blue for MAERSK ship.

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By in United Kingdom,

I also live near Southampton, just over the water in Totton, so I see the ships like this all the time (I also work just outside the docks), I would absolutly love this set as it looks beautifully designed, just will never be able to aford it :'(

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By in Canada,

^^ Read @nabii's comment above.

^ Cool, we should meet up some time :-) Totton, or rather nearby Eling, is a good place to see these behemoths, isn't it.

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By in United Kingdom,

^@Huw, I did not know that, where about specifically, I remember quite a pleasant pub on the river in Eling, loads of Containers in the background anywhere near there?

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By in United States,

When it comes to making ships, Lego has nothing on Tente'. I still have and build my classic naval Tente ships from the early 80's.

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By in United Kingdom,

@Huw yeah :-), goatee beach is excellent for it

^^the anchor pub is the one in Eling with all the containers near by

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By in United States,

Well, there goes my funds towards getting Battlefield 4....

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By in United Kingdom,

That does look impressive, but as the subject matter necessitates it looks like it'll be a pretty dull and repetitive build.
The change from Maersk blue is really interesting, and the policy on not printing product names explains the disappointingly abundant stickers, but I'm appalled by the STAMPs, especially with how crucial they are to the model. Shame.

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By in United States,

So Maersk extracts petroleum that could be refined into ABS, that could be shipped to Lego on Maersk ships, where it is processed into Lego models of Maersk ships, where it is then shipped (possibly on Maersk ships) around the world to be sold, possibly to employees of Maersk.

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By in United States,

I'm sure when lego posts it in the official shop, we will see what the box looks like.

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By in United States,

I almost never comment. I saw this Lego and wanted it. After looking at the close up pictures of all the STAMPs everywhere on the ship, I will not be buying this. Shame as I love the Maersk sets.

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By in United Kingdom,

Would've got this if it wasn't stickers because I just know for a fact there's no way I could consistently apply 70 stickers such that it'd look a bit tacky.

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By in United Kingdom,

I didnt get the previous Maersk ships and this is one which I will be getting. The amount of stickers don't bother me and the price is not bad either

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By in United States,

I'd rather have Maersk Blue pieces... Is the bridge section detailed as well?

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By in Canada,

@jon11380, you can walk through the churchyard at Eling to the river bank and be right opposite the container unloading docks.

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By in United Kingdom,

Has anyone else noticed, are those black carrot-top pieces that the top of the prow sides are clipped to? And is that the only place those are attached, or is there another point further forward? That construction looks very MOC-like to me, but it seems it's in quite stark contrast to a very bland rest of the ship.

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By in United States,

I just noticed that the series 2 lifeguard buoy is used!? Isn't this the first time it has been used elsewhere? There is also wa looks to be series 4 ice skates! I agree @zipsforbannanas, it does seem VERY MOC-ish.

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By in New Zealand,

No matter how awesome a set is, why is it that so many people complain? The alternative is no set. I know what I would take out of the two options.

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By in Sweden,

Yes, the ice skates are there.
And if I didn't miss any the ship and containers have 134 stickers. 126 goes on the containers and 2 on each container is placed over 3 plates.

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By in United Kingdom,

@Huw I worked at The King rufus Pub in Ealing and lived in that area.
I remember the docks being extended and the loud banging sounds of the new pillars be piled into the ground during the 90's.
I live in the midlands now.

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By in United Kingdom,

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