Finally… the highly anticipated LEGO version of the world’s largest ship, Maersk Line’s Triple-E, is on sale and
ready to order on backorder is sold out!
With more than 1,500 pieces, features of the Triple-E set include rotating gold-colored 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 placed.
For you enthusiasts out there, the model boasts a rare color scheme with medium azur, dark red, sand blue and sand green. The set also includes a display stand and fact plaque with detailed information about the ship.
The Triple-E set was first unveiled by LEGO in September, just a few months after the first real life vessel in the Triple-E class, MV Mc-Kinney MÃ¸ller, sailed from the DSME shipyard in South Korea, where Maersk has ordered a total 20 of the ships. At 400 meters long and with a capacity to carry 18,000 TEU, the containerships are currently the largest in the world.
You can pick up the Triple-E set for $149.99 from amazon, although it seems the model is currently
on backorder sold out.
Interesting fact… the Triple-E set is far from the first time Lego and Maersk, both of Denmark, have teamed up. The Triple-E actually marks the 8th (but largest, obviously) Lego version featuring the Maersk theme, with previous models including 3 trucks, three ships and a train. Of course, it’s also extremely likely that LEGOs have been shipped across the globe on Maersk vessels.
— Maersk Line (@MaerskLine) January 7, 2014
This article was originally published January 2nd and is reposted January 9 with update.